09 May 2011 | 25 30.93'N:111 4.02'W, Agua Verde
A couple nights ago I was in Los Candeleros (7 nm south of Puerto Escondido--got to sail a little of it). Had a good snorkel with Bob and fun time aboard Cirque (Louis and Laura) with Sirocco.
Yesterday I moved another 17 nm south to Agua Verde, the anchorage we had to pass up when the northerly came in last week. It is a very cool place. Another for my "favorites list". Pretty (and a little warmer water). Snorkeled a reef yesterday. Hiked and checked out the town today (and of course did some boat projects too).
The hike took me up one bay with a view of another and then down into the cemetery and into the desert. Sometimes I was following a goat trail and/or a wash. The remoteness was impressive. Reminded me of my childhood exploring in the desert. It was a good feeling being alone with nature. I wish I had better words to describe it: Exciting, fun, peaceful, humbling, .... Lots of different sights, sounds, textures, and smells. Off in the distance were palm trees. Hiking toward them I found some water holes that lead to another beach and some cattle grazing. Lots of signs of other animals too. I'll try and post pictures when I get internet ( www.sailblogs.com/member/soinclined ) Later I hiked into town. This is a little village/town with homes, a small police station, church, restaurant, and small tienda (small grocery store). The Tienda was small but had some of the best tomatoes I've seen for a while (bought a few).
I'll probably head north tomorrow either back to Candeleros or Puerto Escondido (weather dependent). Karen is head back to crew for me again and I need to be in Puerto Escondido by at least Thursday (probably stay a couple nights to provision too). It will be good to have some company.