01 May 2012 | Puerto Aventuras Marina
Interesting! One of the differences between this trip & the Bahamas is, when you go from 1 place to the next, you see land. A lot of the land is still undeveloped. Beautiful white pristine beaches for miles. Then out of the blue is another town.
We left Puerto Morelos this morning & are on our way to Puerto Aventuras. Playa Del Carmen is off our starboard side, & for me, is unrecognizable. It was a sleepy little fishing village & is now bumper to bumper with Hotels & Timeshares. It is where the people ferry goes over to Cozumel. There are plenty of fishermen out here & parasailers, jet skis etc. YUCK! That's exactly what we are getting away from. Puerto Aventuras is also a developed area. We still have to do our Sarpe, which is a permit to leave the country, so we will do it there. Honestly I think it's just another way to spread the $ around.
Being out here on the deep blue is the most amazing thing. We are going against a 2 - 3 knot current & only making 5.5 knots an hour. Running at 1900 rpms, with sails flying to stabilize us. They seem to be helping a little. We're in about 50 - 100 ft of h2o. Not in a hurry, so it doesn't matter. Saw 2 loggerhead turtles! BIG! Fernando saw a sailfish in about 20 ft of water. It is so clear, you can see the bottom. So many different colors of water. So clean & crystal clear. We are very grateful to Be able to do make a trip like this.