Cruising Mexico-Pacific Coast
19 December 2010 | CHACALA
Buenos Dias from Chacala,
Another day in paradise. Chacala is a small town (again very poor) with a open roadstead anchorage in a cove behind a small bluff.
In contrast to the town there are what appear to be some quite palatial homes peaking out from the jungle like vegetation of the hillside either side of the cove. I am told these are holiday homes owned by Gringos (Americans) .
This cove has a nice white sand beach where Palapa restaurants line the shore in front of coconut palms and the pacific swell rolls in uninterrupted so we have a stern anchor set which keeps the bow into the swell and stops Red Sky rolling as the swell enters the shallow water of the cove before crashing onto the shore.
Yesterday was Eric from Perfect Wave's birthday so we had a late lunch in one of the Palapa restaurants ashore here. Lobster, Snapper, Octopus, Prawns were served to us on a large platter, as well as a very small birthday cake and complimentary tequila shot for the birthday boy all washed down with quite a few Cervezas and Margaritas. There we 7 of us in total and the bill after 3 hours came to the equivalent of $140.00 got to love Mexico!
About 15 of the Ha Ha fleet are anchored here, most arrived during the afternoon yesterday and are like us headed to Puerto Vallarta (about 25nm south of here) for Christmas.
Right now we are sitting at one of the Palapa Restaurants waiting for our breakfast to be served and taking advantage of the free WIFI. The photo above is the view from our table.
I have added another album to the Photo Gallery entitled CHACALA which has some pictures of the the birthday lunch , the town, the beach and the boats at anchor .
LOL , Juan , Leandro & Mateo