Time flies when you have fun
28 January 2020 | La Cruz, Banderas Bay
Torben & Judy Bentsen | Nice
Morning arrival to Barra de Navidad
We guess it has been a few weeks since the last update, but we have had to much fun to blog.
It is hard to believe that we arrived in Zihuatanejo over 3 weeks ago after pushing a lot of miles to get there. Did we ever slow down after that!
One of our favorite spots, we anchored in front of the hotel where we had Judy’s big 50th birthday bash 9 years ago while traveling south. First, we celebrated with doing a ton of laundry, then we actually got off the boat for a couple of days and checked into a very nice hotel with a ‘room swim up pool’ on La Ropa Beach – first time we have been sleeping on land this season. We really enjoyed the endless showers.
But no rest, back to boat cleaning and stocking up for a visit from Judy’s sis Connie and Steve. They arrived with a small bag full of boat parts and a nice Birthday present for me. Highlights in Zihua included a visit to a Sea turtle rescue center a few hours away. In the last 15 years they have quadrupled the number of nesting Turtles by protecting their environment, we got to dig up 7 baby turtles each and get them to the ocean – in 9 years the females will come back to the same beach and lay their eggs.
We also found time for good food and a day at the pool at the Aura Del Mar Hotel – memorable!
Transit to Barra de Navidad.
Yes, we got some mixed sailing and mostly motoring in, moving first to anchor at Isla Grande, Caletta de Campos and then on to an early morning arrival to Barra, where we spend a few days hanging out at the Grand Hotel Marina with full pool privileges. Lots of attempt of fishing under way, we keep our record as being the boat that has caught the least amount ( like none ) of fish of any cruising boat on the planet.
Transit to La Cruz, Banderas Bay.
Yes more fruitless fishing, the only thing we caught was a fishing line that wrapped itself around the prop so it took a diver 20 minutes to clear it! But a nice transit, except for the last 20 NM into the Ipala anchorage close to Cabo Corrientes – this is the most wind we have seen all year, naturally right on the nose at a frisky 25 knots – at least we figured out where the boat leaks so we can apply some fresh caulking. On this leg we also managed to clog up the aft head and render it useless, always fun.
This is where we waved good buy to Connie and Steve after 2 fun weeks – of all the folks we have had on the boat, they are by far the easiest, sometimes we even forgot they were back there in the aft cabin with their electronic devices searching for an elusive wifi signal. Before they left Steve had a fun time running new head hoses with me as his trusted assistant – Judy and Connie kept out of the way taking selfies on the swim platform.
Again stocked up after a visit to Walmart we are leaving for Cabo later today – it looks like a nice quiet weather window to take us there, then start to tackle the Baja Bash….and even that is looking good for the coming week end.
PS: We posted a small album with some pictures from the last month.