A Different Day, A Different Bay
01 March 2012 | Isla Pajerera & Tenacatita
Since our last entry we pulled anchor in Chamela and moved around to the south side of Isla Pajarera (2.5 miles away - see photo, showing the only other boat anchored by the Island). (see Chamela and Isla Pajerera photo galleries). The guidebooks indicated that the snorkeling was excellent in this location so Tom donned his mask and flippers and jumped in. Visibility was less than 8 feet and he got an immediate cold water headache, prompting a quick return to the boat. Not the best day for snorkeling!
We however, salvaged the day by taking the dinghy to shore and hiking the perimeter of the Island underneath a canopy of bird filled trees.
We left early the next morning and headed south for Bahia Tenacatita. Enroute, we swung into Bahia Paraiso with thoughts of staying there on the way back north. It is one of the most picturesque bays we've seen, with space for only one or two boats. We look forward to staying there on our way back up the coast this spring!
By mid-afternoon we dropped anchor in 20 feet, over a sand bottom in Bahia Tenacatita. We share the anchorage with approximately 10 other sailboats, including our friends from Borboletta, Tahnoo, and Companera. This is a well protected bay - a perfect destination to wait out the predicted 20 knot norther.
(Crocodile and tree crab hunting to come!)