Merry Christmas from The Cetus Crew! 🎄
17 December 2019 | Marina Puerto Escondido
Photo credit to our great harbormaster Javier
Well this past month, since my last post, flew by as quickly as the rest of the year! I'm just coming to grips with it's already fall when it's actually almost Christmas and the end of the year!
Due to weather (lots of rain and clouds and now some good old Northers) we haven't gotten out to the islands as much as we'd hoped but we did have a very enjoyable few days anchored off of Isla Coronados at the beginning of December. Relaxing, swimming and hiking filled our days. No snorkeling as the water has cooled down considerably so just short swims around the boat in the "refreshing" water. The highlight of the trip was the hike to the top of the old volcano. We haven't done it in a couple years -- it is a challenging hike but well worth the effort for the amazing view from the top as well as the great feeling of accomplishment when we were done.
We've made the best of our time here in Puerto Escondido on a buoy in the Ellipse by getting to shore for beautiful morning walks and then hiking the hill behind the marina every Saturday. All those rains we've been having have made for some beautiful scenery -- things are greener than I've ever seen and wildflowers are abundant. 🌺
Our other fun pastime has been gathering with friends up at Pepegina's restaurant here at the marina to cheer on our favorite football team.
We will enjoy another low key cruiser's Christmas -- hopefully out at anchor in the islands if the weather cooperates. While we miss doing the holidays with our families back in Washington there is something to be said for the lack of hustle & bustle and the pleasant temperatures we enjoy down here.