Cetus is at the dock!
01 August 2019 | Marina Puerto Escondido
We’ve enjoyed having a mooring buoy in the Ellipse here in Puerto Escondido for the last several months — short dinghy ride in to shore, great spot to catch the cooling SE breezes and easy in and out for going to and from where we really want to be which is out in the nearby anchorages.
But now it’s August — midway through the hurricane season here in the North East Pacific and the time when there is more likelihood of something developing that could head up our way. There have already been 6 named storms develop south of us and as is usual for early in the season they took off in a northwest direction and headed toward Hawaii.
So we have opted to secure our usual dock space in the well protected Marina Chica as we have for the past 3 years. The plan is to spend as little time here on the dock as possible since the temperatures in here are much greater due to its protected location. Out at anchor or even out on a buoy the boat swings to the wind and the breezes flow through the boat but at the dock you lose that too.
We will make good use of our time at the dock getting projects done that aren’t easily done elsewhere but hopefully the majority of our time will be enjoying life in the islands, knowing that we have this safe haven to come back to should any nasty weather threaten to come our way.