Barra to Caleta de Campos
19 February 2012
Liberte is now on a mission to get south - and really, east! - to El Salvador, while sampling the goods along the way. Everything south of Manzanillo is all new territory. We waved goodbye to friends at Barra, and motored out the channel surrounded by small fish belly up - dead or dying. The dying ones were going in mad circles. Theories on their demise range from an earthquake unleashing methane gas to some sort of red tide. We didn't see this anywhere else. Although Santiago Bay is mighty tempting - just met a boat that spent 65 days there last season - we rolled on by, and then past Las Hadas, where we've had some really great days. For our next landfall we chose Caleta de Campos, based on a great description in the cruising guide - and the fact the swell was down. This place was awesome - turned out to be a great call. We shared the anchorage with just three other boats - and a local gringo motored out in his panga to ask where all these boats were coming from. Ha!