Surprise! Time to leave Zihuatanejo.
28 November 2016
It’s a little rolly in the anchorage tonight. We just got back from dinner and it’s 8pm. Busy day.
The DHL delivery we were expecting on Wednesday arrived today which sent us in a flurry of activity. We were waiting on it to move on and therefore expecting to possibly delay our departure due to weather, but, since it arrived today, we decided the weather window looked good to head to Huatulco tomorrow. We may even be able to continue on and pass the dreaded Tuhantapec bay, which is renowned for it’s fierce winds and seas. The cruise to Huatulco is anticipated at 75 hours from Zihuatanejo. It’s three more days to cross the bay. We’ll see where we are once we are 24 hours outside Huatulco to decide if the weather window is long enough to press on, otherwise, we may be in Huatulco for a week., which might be cool. There are some anchorages there that are supposed to be nice, and, since I missed another snorkeling opportunity, that I was supposed enjoy tomorrow, I wouldn’t mind checking it out.
Zihuatanejo is a pretty big town but it still holds the charm of a smaller fishing village. There are some fancy hotels around the bay but the water is the typical Pacific ocean green and the people here aren’t very environmentally correct. There are some bottles and trash floating around the bay ☹ There is also quite a bit of water taxi service going on from the pier and the other beaches. We happen to be anchored in between them and some of them, along with some rude jet skiers, come very close to the boat. We had some good food here, and, I was able to get my cracked cell phone screen repaired, I knelt on it and heard it pop :/ I could have stayed a couple more days but it wasn’t in the cards.
There is a great service here delivering diesel, gasoline, water, laundry, ice and cervesa, to your boat via panga. We took on 15 bottles of water today plus diesel and gasoline. Tomorrow they will return with our laundry, ice and propane.
In the meantime, I have some work to finish up before we take off so hasta luego.