Reluctantly Heading South Again
11 January 2015 | Barra de Navidad, Mexico
They say that some places grow on you. These places some to have a magnetism all their own.
Tenacatita Bay is one of those places.
We've had a great time in the bay over the last couple of weeks since Christmas. As you know from our previous posts, there has been a great group of cruisers, all very diverse, but still able to fit together like a complex jigsaw puzzle. We would never have crossed paths with most of these people in our previous working lives. But, geography put us together here in a small bay in Mexico, away from restaurants & stores, and forced us to get to know each other. It's another lesson, for us at least, that we should always be open to new people and new ideas.
They say that cruisers form strong relationships quickly and that these relationships can keep a boat in place more strongly than the heaviest anchor. We have seen that in Tenacatita Bay. Although these new friends are a great reason to stay, this is also an important reason to keep moving along. There is so much to see, and so many experiences to have that we don't want to get stuck in one place too long, no matter how comfortable, welcoming, and enjoyable it has become.
So, this morning, we lifted the anchor and headed south to Barra de Navidad to gather provisions and prepare to head South another couple hundred miles to Zihuatanejo. We will most likely go back to Tenacatita for another couple of days, but we have decided to work against the strong magnetism that is present, and head South.
(The picture is from our haul of coconuts at Tenacatita. Dave & Rose from Aussie Rules, Matt from Tipsea, and Josh from Adesso, and I used a long forked branch to knock loose scores of coconuts from the trees on the beach. After getting them back to our boats, we used machetes or drills to turn them into very tasty and healthy - free - drinks!)