We are now berthed in Marina Riviera Nayarit La Cruz (20d44.96'N, 105d22.70W, 12 ft). We arrived yesterday afternoon with about 20 gallons to spare (out of 550) and went directly to the fuel dock in the marina ($4.08/gal).
Our friends Rich and Cathy Warner meet us on the dock. They are now retired and cruising Mexico on Bella Brisa, a Tayana 37PH ( http://sailingbellabrisa.blogspot.mx/ ). La Cruz looks like it will be very pleasant little town to hang out in for a while with a new marina, many small restaurant/bars, touring/hiking trips to Spanish Colonial and Indian sites, waterfalls, beaches, botanical gardens, etc. and of course PV nearby.
Last night we celebrated Katie's circumnavigation with the Warners at a place serving only steak tacos, beers and Mojitos. Although we passed Manzanillo on the way here, PV marks the official landfall where Katie closes the loop from ten years ago. PV is also where we set off for the South Pacific on her birthday in April of 2003. It will be interesting to see the changes in Mexico after ten years (there was no marina here back then).
Tomorrow our Canadian friends Rod and Dar (cruisers, met in the Pacific, now living in BC) arrive and will be staying with us for a couple weeks. We have already booked a tour for Friday to San Sebastian, a well preserved Spanish Colonial town from the 1600's with silver mines and and an old Hacienda.