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Welcome to our blog, describing our voyage aboard Bravo, a Kelly Peterson 46 sailboat with homeport in Seattle, Washington. We headed south in 2010, destined for Mexico and beyond. Cheers, Adam and Cindi

"As for me, I am tormented by an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts." -Herman Melville, 1844

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tomatlan Rambles

OK, 'Bravo' reaches a milestone.....2 blog posts in as many days.  Are we turning over a new leaf???  You (and we, for that matter!) will just have to check in and find out!!!

Cindi and I did a great hike over on the opposite shore of Bandaras Bay, across from our current location at La Cruz.  It took us 4 city buses to reach the town of Tomatlan, past Mismaloya, where John Huston filmed the classic movie, Night of the Iguana with Ava Gardner and Richard Burton a year or two ago.

At Tomatlan the road ended.  Along the shore, the jungle comes right down to the water, and an excellent foot path connects several small villages.  This path runs up and down continuous sets of stairs as it snakes up and over various rocky headlands.  All in all, it felt great to get out and stretch our legs.

When we came upon this amazing stone wall surrounding a villa in the middle of the jungle, we felt like we were in a scene from Apocalypse Now, expecting to see Brando sitting behind the wall with his native minions.  In fact, the house seemed deserted, but in the gathering darkness, it allowed our imaginations some tasty heebie jeebies!!!

And here's a parting shot from our time spent a few weeks ago in Los Muertos, before crossing over from Baja.......

On the beach with Bill and Julie from 'Voyager'


  1. Glad to hear you are back to Mexico! Sounds like a fun hike.

  2. Looks like a great hike and worth the effort to get there!!