26 September 2010 | Juncalito
We are currently at anchor at Bahia Salinas on the East side of Isla Carmen. This is a very cool place with lots to see and do. There is an abandoned salt mining operation here with rusting machinery and crumbling buildings that once supported a very large operation until it was closed in the early 1980's. Currently, it is used as a hunting lodge. A few years ago they brought big horn sheep here to the island and some folks make a vacation out of coming out here to hunt them.
There is a 1.5 mile long white sand beach and we've had great shell collection walks. This morning Scott and I set out for a 4.5 mile walk/hike to the other side of the island to where they used to bring the workers in from. It is a dirt road so very easy. Once there a pick up truck happened by asking if we wanted a ride back and since I had blisters on both feel and it was well over 90 we accepted. As we have found all during our journey in Mexico the people are so nice and friendly. There were 3 men in the truck and one got in the back with us for the ride and knowing no English we spent the 10 minute trip trying to converse. There were some things we got through and were grateful for the ride. I'll post a picture of these guys when we get back in internet range.
Currently we plan on being here until about Tuesday when we'll mosey along to another anchorage around the corner. We don't expect to be in internet/cell range for another week or so. A new tropical disturbance has formed that we are watching and as always during hurricane season the weather will ultimately drive destination decisions.
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