Tuesday,1 Jan 2013


Justin Henderson is responsible for most of the the text on this site. Justin is an established writer, having published six novels as well as many non-fictions and travel guides. When he’s not writing, he’s usually riding waves on a surfboard or a paddleboard in Sayulita or Punta de Mita.


The rain is falling in Sayulita today. Strange weather. For those of us who live here, it is rather pleasant to have grey skies and rain falling for a change. All that January sunshine can just wear you out. The last time it rained in January in Sayulita was years ago, far enough in the past that there are many among us who have never seen it. No dust, no heat, no watering the plants. No sun.

We do feel for the visitors, especially those from places like Seattle, where this kind of weather is pretty much the norm. All I can do is remind them—not that they need reminding—that it is 30 degrees Fahrenheit colder up there, and the ocean here remains a balmy 79 degrees Fahrenheit in spite of the cool rain falling. We also feel for the many young visitors from Guadalajara and other Mexican inland cities who came to Sayulita to camp on the beach for their Christmas vacation. They are all quite bedraggled looking today—but, in the spirit of the New Year, still having a fine time of it in spite of the soggy sleeping bags and the smoky campfires. It’s New Year’s Day! Feliz Nuevo Ano!