Thursday, February 23, 2012

Barra de Navidad

Written by J.P.

We went to Barra a few days ago and did lots of cool things. We went swimming at hotel called the Sands Hotel. I went swimming with Annie and Sydney from Pearl. Annie is 9 years old and Sydney is 13. We also saw Endeavor too! The kids on Endeavor are Sydney and James. We went swimming almost every day beacuse it was very hot there. I mostly just swam, but I also put in some jumping. I used goggles and rafts.

We found some friends there. We saw Pearl, Ventured that holds Erlin and Jen. We saw Bella Star which is Aaron and Nicole and Panache and Blue.

We did a raft up. Rafting up is where you tie up to each other. When you raft up you form a little island of boats. A fun part is that you can just hop to other boats. Last night we just told jokes. Barra is a cool town.

Barra Navidad
by Mickey Doolittle

I think Barra is a little similar to Cabo San Lucas. It is a very nice town and cruiser friendly. There is a hotel called the Sands and they welcome cruisers to drop off garbage, swim, shower and tie up your dinghy.

The anchorage was a very shallow lagoon. We tied up with friends Nicole and Aaron on Bella Star, Erlin and Jen on Ventured, and Zach and his dad on Panache.

Barra also had a Thrifty's. We went there almost every day. I had chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. Barra Navidad is a very nice town.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Photos of the Jungle Tour

Finally, here are the photos we took of the jungle tour in Tenacatita. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tenacatita, Mexico

Current location: Barra Navidad, Mexico

Jungle Tour
By J.P.

A few days ago I went on a jungle tour at Tenacatita. It was not on land because we took our dinghy. We had to get past breaking waves! It was narrow, but very green and it was not an ocean though it was very beautiful. It got more narrow as we went. There were water taxis as in taxis that go in the water (or small boats). Mickey and I were laying down in the dinghy which is a boat that is little. We saw tiny crabs too! We saw cool butterflies and water snakes! Finally it was time to go and so we did.

Tenacatita Jungle Tour
By Mickey

A few days ago we went in our dinghy into a river down through the jungle. A few of our friends joined us. The entrance to the river was past the break water. Break water is where the water breaks. Once you get inside you’re in shallow water and sometimes you run aground.

It was beautiful inside and to prove it here are some pics:
(Well, my mom says that we haven't downloaded the photos yet so we'll post soon!).

We saw a variety of wildlife. We saw white Egrets (birds), red crabs on trees just above the water, pelicans and a sea snake. We were looking for crocodiles, but we did not see one on the tour though I saw one the day before. It was a small one and looked like a giant lizard.

It was a beautiful trip and it was relaxing.