Sailing when we can, sleeping when we can
14 February 2011 | Lizardo Bay, Mexico
We are traveling with two other sailboats, SV Taking flight (Dave and Anne) and SV Safety Cat (Nick and Andrea). They like to sail and so do we and they have done this trip before. They like to sail on the land breeze until it peters out in the morning, motor a little, and then sail on the sea breeze until it dies at night. And they don't like to motor all night. It's a great strategy except that the coast of Mexico has no (good) anchorages for stopping at night. So....we are stopping at the poor anchorages. Here is what the guide book says about tonight's anchorage, "Lizardo Bay is another tiny, marginal spot we normally pass a mile off shore. If it helps someone in an emergency, great. Don't count on help from the highway; this stretch is notorious for banditos...."
But this anchorage gets us within 80 nm of Las Hadas. We should be able to make it in a day if we leave early. So that is the plan. We'll spend a night just off the surf line hoping the anchor holds. The wind is nil at night and that helps.
And while we wait for this day to end, we'll nap and then party when night approaches. Oh, yes...and swim.