10 April 2018 | 25 49.555N:-111 18.804W
It's getting sort of insane here at Puerto Escondido with boat calling each other and saying how bad it is at their boats. One woman got upset that her husband had taken other members of the family to shore and left her alone that she freaked out calling her husband on the vhf over and over and when he finally answered, she gave him hell for not picking up the vhf radio sooner. She wanted him back on board NOW, Not later but NOW!! She just knew something was wrong on board and she didn't know what. Others on board other boats could see her getting upset and called the marina to see if they could get someone to help her. In the end, once the husband called her, all was fine as he is back on board but I sure wouldn't want to be him when he got back..She was pissed! Don't know what same person leaves another person on board alone when they don't' know enough about their boat to handle what ever comes along. While I was at shore, Tracy did lots of things--dishes, filled and started the generator and got our batteries charged. She knows what she is doing. As for the wind, we're glad we are where we are in the mooring field. We are at the far north end of the field so it may be windy but the fetch from the winds isn't hitting us any where near what it's hitting the boats behind us. They are surrounded in slop. As the wind hits us, we are swung from side to side and even tilt over as we go left and right. Things on shelves that aren't tied down will come flying across the cabin. Books, magazines, flashlights, etc. We may weight close to 46,000 pounds but we are still getting shoved around in the wind. After getting back from the marina(had to return the rental car keys) we pulled our outboard off and shortly there after pulled Puff out of the water and up on deck where we turned her over(during a short period of slower wind) and strapped town to the deck. She's not going any where. Earlier in the morning, during the vhf net, we heard that Tuomotu(people we met in Paradise Village in Puerto Vallarta) were here in the anchorage. They'd come north from San Everisto(about 65 miles) yesterday to get into Puerto Escondido) and they needed a ride in to check into the marina. Since I was already going in, I gave Ian a ride in and did some work on the internet while I was there. Nice to see them again as the last time, we were both sick. It's still blowing out there and the marina has a pango out moving through the moored boats making sure everyone is safe and sound and helped a boat get tied up to the mooring ball right behind us as they had just come in. Sure hope they came from the north as I'd have hated coming up from the south and getting bashed by the winds and wave. We just had spaghetti and a meat sauce for lunch. New meat(running low) and old noodles. We will get rid of our food stores one way or another.