SD to PV by Boat


{My attempt to illustrate our voyage from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta, w/ a stop in Cabos}

This trip was definitely one for the books. I’m so glad I decided to forgo a job offer and take a chance with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We were on the 56′ catamaran for about a week, and it was so fun and different from anything I’ve ever done.

We went more than two days without seeing any land on the horizon and I really felt like we were out in the middle of the ocean. The water was the clearest-bluest-blue you could imagine at 2,500′ deep. Just on our very first day we saw seals, huge pods of dolphins (including albino dolphins!) and three killer whales. In fact, every day we were at sea dolphins came to play at the bow of the boat.  Later in our journey we even saw sharks! (insert ‘Jaws’ music here) The first four days were total bliss, the weather was gorgeous (HOT!), the water just got warmer as we went south, and we stopped to jump in and fish whenever we got the chance. The stars at night were breathtaking, especially before moonrise. The sky looked like an intricate tapestry of glowing lights suspended above us.

After we got to Cabos, the weather started to get a little sketchy. We had checked the forecast online and knew that we’d be going through a couple of tropical storms. The ocean got really rough and most of us started to feel a little sea-sick. The good news is that we made it through (I didn’t even puke! haha) two full nights of rocking and waves banging and slamming the boat; it felt like we had Godzilla chained up below us and he was trying to escape… no joke. After that we all felt super grateful for our calm and sunny first few days ;)

{Dinner :) and lunch..}

{Forrest climbing up to the mast}

{And hanging from the bow}

{So much fun!!}

{Birthday breakfast-in-bed :) crepes w/ nutella and jam hehe}

{Birthday visitors… Dolphins!}

{I know I look like a total dork in this picture (so you’re finally seeing my true colors ;)) but it was necessary to show how massive this dorado was! It was a team effort to catch… Me, Forrest and Pancho! Wohoo!!}

{Such a cool shot! Perfect timing, huh?}

{Coming up on Cabo}

{The famous arch of Los Cabos}

{Happy to be on land}

{Deliciousness at Bichos in Sayulita}

{Tubing session, we had 6 people on that thing at once and it still kicked our ass}

What was the highlight of my trip you ask? I rode a sea-turtle! No, really, I literally rode a wild sea-turtle in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Thanks for letting me share my trip with you! I’ll be back to regular posting frequency now :)

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6 thoughts on “SD to PV by Boat

  1. I am speechless! This is out-of -this world-AMAZING! thank you so much for sharing. I am so happy to be a part of this stupendously awesome and adventurous family! looking forward to hearing about (and sharing in) the continuing saga of La Familia! love ya <3

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  2. thanks for sharing your amazing pictures and adventure – what a time to be young, free and a bit daring! You are one-of-a-kind, Becky-proud to be your Gram

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