Still in Paradise
19 January 2009 | Caleta de Campos
Every time we leave one anchorage, I think the next one couldn't be as good...but it is.
Caleta de Campos was no exception. It's a sandy cove with a nice beach running most of its length, flanked by some rocky bluffs and dramatic cliffs. The usual palapas line the beach and if you climb the bluff on the eastern end, you find a little town of about 3000 people. Jeff, Chris, Tamara and I consumed a delicious lunch there before going shopping at the nearby mercado for supplies.
Hidden behind some shrubbery on the beach was a corral with a good sized herd of cattle. It did take one a bit by surprise to see riders on horseback shepherding the cows up and down the beach at least once a day.
And, of course, Jeff has already made mention of the fine surfing to be had nearby.
While Tamara and I enjoyed some nice kayaking, Chris and Jeff tried their hand at catching roosterfish. Unfortunately they came up empty.
I even found time to bake, and tried a recipe I borrowed from Tamara for a kind of butterscotch bar called "Blondies". Jeff pronounced them an unqualified success!
Hate to leave such a nice spot, but we need to keep working our way up the coast.