Life is good in Puerto Escondido!
23 October 2018 | Marina Puerto Escondido
Our morning welcoming committee
Sergio hit this area with stronger winds than we'd anticipated so we were happy we'd made the choice to tuck back into our slip in the well protected Marina Chica. We were also happy that the force of the storm hit during daylight hours -- don't those things usually hit in the middle of the night? And the rain held off till after the winds had calmed too so it was much easier to deal with adjusting dock lines and keeping an eye on everything without blinding blowing rain in the 50 and 60 knot gusts. Things were a little bit crazier in the main harbor where the fetch had the waves building to 4 feet and the wind blowing spewm off the top of the waves. 2 unattended boats broke free of their moorings -- luckily neither hit any other boats on their way to shore and the beautiful schooner was doubly blessed when it made its landing in soft sand.
Since then we've fallen into a nice comfortable pattern of morning walks with friends and often an afternoon snorkel/swim outside the harbor. And always puttering away at boat projects in between. The big project the last 2 days was finally getting the sails back on since it appears we may have seen the last of the hurricanes for this year. Cetus is a sailboat once again!
Now we plan to get out and enjoy the beautiful anchorages on the nearby islands for a couple days before once again tackling the "final" phase of the kitty round-up. More on that later 😺.