Enjoy this selection of excellent photos from ASA’s 2011 Exuma Islands flotilla, thanks to member Carole Walsh. This remote series of cays, known locally as the “Out Islands,” are one of our many popular flotilla destinations. It’s a very unique trip–you learn to sail small boats, camp on the beaches at night, and hang out with the local wildlife (see below). The folks on this trip earned their ASA 110 “Basic Small Boat Sailing” certifications, by the way, handling the gorgeous Sea Pearl 21 boats.
Something a little different from our friends Meghan and Prescott aboard S/V Velella this week. This photo blog gives a slice of the amazing places they’ve encountered as they explore the tiny pueblos of Mexico’s west coast, away from the burgeoning tourist hubs. These are places best (and sometimes only) seen by sailboat. See more on ASA’s Flickr stream!
(Translation: OUR HISTORY. The town was known by various names, such as the Port of Xalisco, the Port of Juan Gallego, Purification Port, the Port of the Holy Spirit, and the Port of Cihuatlan, until the year 1541 when the Viceroy of New Spain (Mexico), Don Antonio de Mendoza, arrived on the 25th of December. It was given the name Barra de Natividad or Barra de Navidad (Port Christmas) to commemorate the arrival of the Viceroy.)