Enjoying Santiago BayD & D
1/21 Nice day; we are still into exercise program. . . furthest boat out, and we get teased about our rowing by some of the other cruisers, but it feels good! We took own the beach about a mile to catch a bus into town. We walked around to a bunch of stores, looking for a special water filter which we eventually found. We caught lunch downtown, which was mediocre at best, though the setting was lovely. Bus rides are always interesting. . . never know what you will see, who you will talk to. We were the only gringos, lots of workers on their way home. Two young boys, maybe 9, clean and dressed nicely hopped on the bus and sang their hearts out all the way to our bus stop. They wanted a pesos or two, which our crowd was not into, but they were cute and polite. We also passed a truck with a guy standing in the bed of it with a hose, spraying down the road behind him. As we walked back a mile or so to our dinghy, we passed a house on the beach were 5 guys were playing jazzy music, one with a sousaphone (or trombone, as I call it); the music was great at they were having a great time. A dinghy ride back and we called it a day.
Spinnaker is up!D & D
01/21/2011, On way to Santiago Bay, Manzanillo
Well, we had a first time experience for both of usl managed to figure out the cruising spinnaker and hoist it up. what a treat that was. We sailed at 5-6 knots, off our Starbird quarter and it is such a lovely thing! A bit different to hoist, but working together, we did it! Arrived in Santiago Bay around 5:30 PM.
01/21/2011, Pacific Ocean
Picture is of our bay this morning, off the town of Melaque; our boat is furthest one on right.
Back North for a couple daysD & D
Picture is right off our bow, showing mom and babe dolphin.
Dolphins!D & D
01/15/2011, Carrizol and on way to Barra Navidad
1/12 (continued) We have a couple drop by in their dinghy, Larry and Karen, SV Panta Rhei, and they come aboard and we share sailing stories, how we got here, where we are going next. They invite us over to their boat around 5, so we stop by and get a tour of their boat before appetizers. Larry is 6'5" so he's had the boat made especially for his height and it's a beauty, at 52' long and some other very nice features. They've lived on the boat in Seattle since 2000, when they sold everything. They did take their sailboat to Alaska before coming down here. So, we have a nice visit and we'll catch up with each other along the way.
Picture of LagoonD and D
01/12/2011, Santiago Bay, Manzanillo
Lagoon behind Santiago Bay, where we are anchored. Suposedly lots of Crocodiles further in, so we decide not to take the trip in our dinghy. . . just a little walk.
First time cruisers
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