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THE ADVENTURES OF S/V SERENITY AND HER CREW
12/3/2009 Puerto Escondido
01/15/2010

This mom was proud to pose for us with her son.

12/3/2009 Puerto Escondido
01/15/2010

On our road trip to Loreto we came upon this young lady all dressed up for a parade.

12/1/2009 Agua Verde
01/14/2010

We left Los Gatos at 8am. We rocked and rolled all morning as the swell wrapped around the point and we were abeam to the swell. We were heading for our next anchorage called Agua Verde. We experienced the typical winter weather in the Sea of Cortez; no wind, wind on the nose, no wind, 25 knots of west wind (with white caps and waves),then south wind. We saw humped back whales and more dolphins. We were followed by PaiKea Mist on to Agua Verde. When we pulled into Agua Verde there were only two other sail boats. But there were about eight sailing dorys--some were anchored in the area we wanted to anchor in. It was difficult as the dorys seemed to up anchor then re-anchor. We finally got our hook down and I talked to one of the dory's three person crews. They were there on a leadership training class and were doing anchoring drills. They were all college kids and were very polite. They had sailed down from Conception bay and were camping on the beach--very self-reliant. We dinghied over to the closest sailboat, Smokin' Blues, and talked to Russ and Jodie. Russ told us to would be calmer for us if we moved to his starboard side--which we did do. We went ashore and walked through the small village. We found the goat farmer and bought about two kilos of fresh goat cheese for forty pesos--about $3.50. This was a large chunk of cheese!! We cut the wheel into fourths and gave a quarter to Paikea Mist, a quarter to Smokin' Blues, we kept a quarter, and we had the other couples over for drinks and we used the last quarter with crackers--excellent! The next day Sherry and I went snorkeling around the reef just off our stern. The water was clear and warm with loads of fish. We swam to the next cove then got out of the water and walked through a gap in the rocks back to the cove where our boat was anchored. Agua Verde is a great place to dive. We then went for a hike with Gloria and Michael from Paikea Mist to the village. We hiked up the hill at the head of the anchorage, and down into the next valley. There we found an old graveyard with head stones and crosses. We found one that was dated 1898 and others from the early 1900's. We continued our hike into town--the long way there for sure. We had lunch at someones home/restaurant then we took the shorter route back to the boats. Even though we all ate the exact same meals, I was the winner and got an intestinal bug. I do not advise eating at the restaurant in Agua Verde--unless you like sitting on the head for hours!!

12/1/2009 Agua Verde
01/14/2010

This is the school in Agua Verde. We liked the SpongeBob and Snoopy paintings.

12/1/2009 Agua Verde
01/14/2010

Cement grave; they really want you to stay put!

12/1/2009 Agua Verde
01/14/2010

Sherry and Gloria in the cemetery

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