Still enjoying LaCruz
30 November 2014 | 20 44.84'N:105 22.32'W, La Cruz, Mexico
It'll be a week tomorrow that we have been here anchored off of La Cruz - and we are still really enjoying being anchored here. It seems that a bit of a routine is developing.
During the day the northwest wind picks up to about 15 knots so we have plenty of wind during the hot part of the day to keep us cool. Each night, the breeze swings to the northeast with a nice cool wind during the night. No real waves in the anchorage here, making this one incredibly nice place to hang on the hook.
Each day we listen to the morning net at 8:30am. This is not the internet, but is instead a VHF radio chat between the boats and small businesses in the area. It is run by a person who is "net control" for the day. We learn who has arrived, who is leaving, and what interesting events there may be in and around our area that day. For example, last night the church ladies of La Cruz had a fund raiser in the zocalo (main town square.) There were all types of home made food available for dinner. We had already eaten at another place here in town called "Tacos on the Street" but came to the square for some pretty amazing cake for dessert.
Then, after the net and morning coffee, we generally get in the dinghy and head to shore. No surf landings here as we can use the marina's docks for only 40p (about $3.25) for the day. It's nice to know that we don't have to prepare for a possibly wet landing through the waves, and that our dinghy will be looked after for the day.
Once on shore, we may go for a walk around town, trying not to break our ankles on the cobblestone roads. Just kidding, but if we were older with bad balance these roads would be treacherous. We generally end up at a restaurant for a drink and maybe lunch while we check the internet and get caught up on what's happening back home. Even though we have a high power wifi antenna on the boat, and can reach the hot spots, from a number of hotels, they've all gotten too smart now and lock their internet down.
The afternoon, when it is hottest, usually finds us back on the boat going for a swim to cool down. Hanging on the anchor chain, or in the shade underneath the bridgedeck of Speakeasy, is a great way to get the body temperature down. The water here is quite refreshing at 26c which is 80f. Yeah, it's a tough life, we know!
Most evenings we have the best of intentions of going back into town to enjoy the vibrant music scene here in La Cruz. On any night, there are at least five different venues with some sort of music. La Cruz is known for their music. But, we haven't made it out once yet! The evening temperature is soooo nice we usually end up just relaxing on the boat, maybe watching an episode of Breaking Bad and then drifting off to bed way too early!
The next day, repeat.