Saturday, March 31, 2012

El Salvador

by Mickey Doolittle

Hi! Mickey here in El Salvador. We did a two overnight to Bahia del Sol. We acnchored out at 3:00 a.m. and I was asleep at this time. My mom and dad were sleeping in the cockpit and weren't happy to see me at 6:00 in the morning. Next, we cleaned up the cockpit, made coffee and called the pilot boat. Then we pulled the anchor up and got ready.

The pilot boat came to greet us on a jet ski and met us at the entrance of the break water. He had two people on it, one talking to us on the radio. My mom was supposed to steet, but when she saw the first wave, she was out of the pilot seat in a heartbeat. After the first wave, I clicked out of my harness and I was down below. I was looking out the window and those waves were huge! Here's a video (you may have to cut and paste it):

Did you like it? Well, I'll just have to wait for comments.

Hasta La Bye-Bye!

By J.P. Doolittle

Hi again! I am in Bahia del Sol. Me and my family had to get through a sand bar to get here. There are BIG waves! We did it on a really sunny morning. I was down below because I was scared. It looked like I was surfing. The waves were about to break on us.

The marina is awesome! The docks are really cheap and there is a fantastic pool. A bridge goes over the water. There are also palm trees surrounding the pool. The people who work here squeeze lime juice on trees so the bugs don't come there. There is free water and electricity, too. We went to the breakfast buffet and it was air conditioned. There are also some of our friends on boats with kids. The boat names are Andiamo and Taking Flight. And last night we watched a movie on Taking Flight with Christian, Abby and Kara. El Salvador is very fun.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


By Mickey

Z-huat is one of my favorite stopos on this coast. It is a nice little town with tiny dinghy landings. The downside is pongas (fishing boats) are busy at night.

J.P and I slept over at Bella Star. We played video games until about the next morning I made pancakes for everyone and J.P. made oatmeal. Z-town is a very good town.

Sleep Over at Bella Star

By J.P.

Hi again! Yesterday I went to our friend's boat, Bella Star. We slept over thre for our first time sleeping over on a boat! We went in our dinghy and then our parents left to go on a date.

We went in and started talking. We got bored so we started playing Battlefront. Battlefront is a computer game. After that it was late so we decided to mellow out and watch a movie. Last we went to bed.

The next morning, we all went to my boat and I made oatmeal and Mickey made pancakes. We had a great time!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Special Treat

Hi everybody! We are in Ixtapa where there is a awesome hotel! The hotel is named Fontane. It has 3 pools, a giant lobby, a tight hallway and awesome rooms. This is a treat because we live on a boat so it is hard to find wide open spaces.

We only swam in one pool because we are here for only one day. There is no hot tub, but a small water slide. If I could upgrade the hotel I would let guests swim, install a hot tub and make another elevator.

My favorite part of the hotel is that they have awesome rooms. They have 2 beds, a balcony overlookin the pool, and a I guess that's it....wait, there's room service.

I hope that everybody is happy!


Las Hadas to Zihuat

Our passage from Las Hadas was a 2 night passage. Las Hadas is a small town just north of Manzanillo. We stopped at Lorenzo Caderas (not sure if that's the right name) just so we could get rest. We left at about 5:00 am and arrived in Ixtapa around 12:00.

I am at a hotel as I write. We have spent the last two or three months sleeping in our own beds so we needed a vacation. We are going to Zihuatanejo (for short I call it Z-town or Zhuat) today. I will do another post of Z-town when we leave.