15 January 2011 | Tenacatitia Bay
Well it's been close to a week and we are still here and still really loving it. We have been swimming or snorkling every day and doing a fair bit of socializing too. There are about 13 boats in the anchorage right now. Last night we had a dingy raft up where everyone ties their dingys together and we sit and gab and pass appetizers around. Great fun. Today there is a bachii (spelling??) ball game on the beach.
The other really great thing about here is the marine life has been great. There are humpback whales in the bay fairly often and you can see them jumping out of the water from the anchorage. A pod of dolphins came through the other day chasing fish for their dinner. And there is one dolphin in particular that comes through about once a day and his name is Chippy due to having a chunk of fin missing on his dorsal fin. He seems to pick one boat every time he comes in and just spends his time circling that boat and sometimes rubbing on the anchor chain. Very entertaining. Ian had dolphin envy as the first few days he didn't come near our boat. When he finally did, Ian was off fishing. He did get back towards the end of the time the dolphin was there.
We were in the little village of La Manzanilla the other day visiting with a friend from Vancouver, Al Vroom and his friend Judy. They are building a beautiful house there and I don't think it has any square corners as it's all rounded even the stairs going from one floor to the next wind around the house. It will be stunning when it is finished.
I'm at the hotel in the bay using their internet connection at 4 bucks an hour! We are thinking of buying the stick thing which you plug into your computer and where there is cell phone coverage, you can get internet. You can get packages for as low as 25 bucks a month. We figure we spend at least half of that a month on internet cafes.
Well better go see how the game is progressing on the beach.