28 January 2012
Connie warm and humid, 80's and 80 % humidity
“Z town” is a beautiful place. We’d heard about it for years from our cruising friends, so we were glad we could stop and see it. It’s hilly, very similar to Laguna Beach, with 2 big bays and nice beaches. One bay is in front of the town, and the other bay has big resort hotels along the beach. When we went ashore in the dinghy, Larry dropped Karen and I off at the pier, then he and Ed took the dinghy to the beach. It was calm, with no waves, so the beach landing was easy. There’s a man who came out in the water and helped them pull the dinghy up on the beach and he watched the dinghy and helped put it back in the water for them (all for 10 pesos, less than 1 dollar). There is a Malecon, or walkway, along the beach with big shade trees and palapa restaurants in the sand and shops and restaurants on the other side. It’s very picturesque. At the end of the bay there is a river, hills and a rocky point that separates the 2 bays. They’ve made a bridge and walkway along the rocks to be able to walk between the 2 bays. It’s warm, in the 80’s, and quite humid. We had dinner ashore and as we walked by the plaza on the waterfront, 2 local teams were warming up to have a basketball game. The town was busy at night, with cruisers, gringos, and local families out and about. Some cruisers stay here for several weeks at a time, and I can see why, as it’s a great place to stay. We had breakfast in town and ran into some more cruiser friends, then went to the Archeological Museum, and learned about the local history. Now we’re on our way to Acapulco. We left at 2:00 pm and should be there in the morning, and hopefully, will be watching the cliff divers by the afternoon.