Last day in Paradise – before going to Paradise!
09 December 2013 | Punta de Mita, Banderas Bay, MX
Warm, but cool breezes
We’re trying to get motivated to leave, but not being very successful. But, we only have a 10 mile sail to reach La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, where we will be for the next few months.
The 6 solar panels have supplied all our electrical demands. Most importantly, they’ve kept the food in the refrigerator cold and made a regular supply of ice for the evening margarita.
The photo shows Adesso peacefully at anchor at Punta de Mita. We regularly watch the whales go by. Banderas Bay is the calving and mating location for many of the migratory Humpback Whales. There are hundreds in the bay right now. We’re planning to arrange a whale watching trip for the grandkids when they arrive.
We had a anxious morning. Some very white tourists rented paddleboards from a beach vendor and took off on an adventure – a bit more of an adventure than they were planning. At Punta de Mita, both the current and the wind push out to sea. Soon the intrepid, but novice, paddleboarders had drifted out to Adesso, 300 yards offshore. We offered to launch the dinghy and take them to shore. “No we’re fine,” they said. They most certainly weren’t fine, and we watched them struggle for another hour, making no headway at all. We again offered to take them in. “No, we’re okay”. They struggled for another half hour, making no progress and were obviously fatigued. We were debating whether to do an involuntary rescue or watch them drift down the coast to Guatemala. Finally, another cruiser launched his dinghy, drove over to the exhausted boarders and assertively said, “Get in. I’ll tow your boards.” The tourists complied and the drama ended.
It’s a Wonderful Life – On Adesso!