Sailing and Punta de Mita
13 April 2016
After getting a good bit of deck painting done, we left Marina Riviera Nayarit (which has a fabulously air conditioned VIP lounge where we go to cool off and play/work on our computers for a couple of hours in the afternoon when it’s hot) after our introductory week to do a bit of sailing and check out Punta de Mita. It is the anchorage inside the northern entrance of the bay.
There was about 8 knots of wind so we decided to head out with no particular place in mind but then decided to head for our destination just as the wind started picking up. It blew from about 2:00 at 14 to almost 20 knots pretty much from where we needed to be. Since we were in no rush, we practiced our tacking skills and slowly made our way into the anchorage. We got a little wet, but not much. Most of the way down from San Diego has been with the wind at our backs so it was a change to be beating into it.
There are only about 7 sailboats here in the anchorage. There are lots of panga boats (fishing and tour boats) and some jet skis going in and out of the small breakwater area at the beach. I guess you can pick up a private panga to take you out to the Marietta’s from here. The Marietta’s are a group of islands with good snorkeling and a hidden beach.
Today is a lazy day on the hook, hanging out and catching up on the blogging. Brian is recovering from an eventful evening after eating something bad ☹
We won’t spend much time here but will probably come back to explore. We have plans to sail to Yelapa with a group of other boaters from Marina Riviera so we need to get back tomorrow to reprovision.
My parting picture is a fresh seafood choice from MEGA. The pulpo (octopus) is very good here. I’ve had it in ceviche and a taco (cooked). I just don’t know what I would do if I bought it in this form!