Tenacatita 02/19/2012 - 03/04/2012
06 March 2012
The 14 mile jaunt north from Barra was a piece of cake and we were soon anchored in Tenacatita with about 25 other boats. Rick wasted no time in rigging up the whisker pole off the port side of Endeavor with a line attached for the monkeys on board to swing and plummet into the rediculously cold 72 degree water. Pearl came over and joined us in the cockpit for a few beers, allowing us to catch up since our last visit a few weeks prior. Annie was brave enough, or just crazy enough, to join Sydney & James, while her sister, Sydney, having more sense, watched from the comfort of the cockpit. We later enjoyed Sherrie's delicious Black Bean soup & Bob's "Red Neck Margaritas" aboard Pearl, along with Harmony, and then some of us got jiggy with it (or "jelly with it" as Rick would say) as Annie schooled us on the fine art of dancing with Wii Dance! Good times!
We all enjoy this anchorage at Tenacatita. It's secluded, there are no vendors, the beach is beautiful with a good size surf for boogie boarding & kayak surfing (but a bit challenging at times for dinghy landings), & one awesome palapa restaurant called La Vena. There is a large resort at the end of the beach that likes to party until the wee hours of the morning to loud Charo-type-music. After a few nights, annoyance gives way to acceptance of the fact that people like their music loud here in Mexico! Oh and we love the wildlife....more on that later.
There is such a great sense of community among the cruisers who stop over here for any length of time. Darrel and Rita aboard Overheated do a great job organizing daily activities such as Mexican Train Dominos at the palapa, bocce ball on the beach, and for the energetic, a swim to shore. They also organize a Friday night dinghy raft-up where everyone who wants to join in brings a side dish or appetizer to share along with books & DVDs to swap. It's a fun way to meet our neighbors and hear their stories and receive great advise.
We fell into quite a pleasant little routine here in Tenacatita. A bit of exercise in the mornings for Sydney and I with yoga on the deck, followed by coffee and school & later a long walk on the beach which usually included swimming and kayak surfing for the kids. We end up at the palapa for guacamole, beverages, and conversation. Back on the boat we all curl up in our favorite corner with a good book before dinner, then maybe a movie before bed. Aaahhhhhh...we will miss you Tenacatita!