Memories of Manzanillo
30 January 2009 | Manzanillo
Well, this post is aptly titled "Memories" of Manzanillo since we just left there.
It just seemed we were so busy during our whole stay, I didn't have the time to update the blog. Actually--to be fair--I was also hampered by the fact that our computer was dead in the water for several days. We picked up a nasty virus on the internet and Jeff spent more than two days working to salvage our laptop. He was able to borrow some software so we could reinstall Windows, but he hasn't had time to fix some of the other programs that were wrecked. We have all our photos saved in our cameras, but the ones Jeff spent hours perfecting with Photoshop have all been lost.
That disaster aside, we did have a great time in Manzanillo. When we stopped here on the way south, we stayed in Santiago Bay, but this time we anchored by the Las Hadas Hotel-- a local landmark. Cecily was already here when we arrived, along with the family from Bay Wolf, who we'd met in Zihuataneho.
We all did a lot of sightseeing together. The local buses are an interesting experience all on their own, and we rode them everywhere. We toured the marketplace and the harbor in Manzanillo, shopped at the very modern Mexican discount stores--including Wal Mart, and took a day-long side trip to the town of Colima. The cross-country buses in Mexico are quite state-of-the-art, with air-conditioning, bathrooms, TV's and snacks included. All for a fare of about $5.00 one-way.
But sight-seeing didn't take up all of our time. We took up the sport of spinnaker pole swinging, and had a lot of fun both on Journey and Bay Wolf flinging ourselves off the boat and splashing into the water. (I have pictures of this craziness, but they will have to wait until Jeff makes further repairs on the computer.)
Not to think it was all fun and games though. Jeff and I spent one day and night in the marina here, just so we could take advantage of fresh water to get the boat clean. (This is the first marina we've stayed in since the beginning of November). We clean, scrubbed and polished for a good six hours, but we did get some time in at the pool once we were done.
Today we headed to Navidad, where Jeff's parents will be joining us in a few days. Looking forward to sharing some of Mexico with them.