We even had Aussie Don w/ partner Deborah from s/v Buena Vista teach us the basics of cricket, where we proceeded to make a horror show of this noble sport of the Commonwealth!!!
|Don and Deborah demonstrating exemplary cricket stance.|
|...and explaining the rules (yeah, right....!!!)|
|Adam gives it a mighty swing to "defend the wicket" (upside down trash bucket)|
|Cindi not having any fun at all, with buddies Mark and Vicki aboard Godzilla|
|Surf landings and launchings are always good sport!|
|The daily bocce tournament|
|Cindi w/ a good hair day!!|
One day we hired a local panga to take 3 loads of cruisers to La Manzanilla across the bay, for a day of sightseeing and provisioning in the pretty little town. Nice way to travel!!!
|Mexican navy showed up one day in Tenacatita anchorage, and boarded every boat (+/- 20). They were just checking our papers, very polite, no worries, but having 6 guys with automatic weapons walking around the deck does get one's attention!!!|
|Adam kayaks to the beach...surf's up!!!|
|Looking back at Cuastecomate at Bravo at anchor.|
A very pretty anchorage, with some of the best snorkeling we've had so far in Mexico.
|A couple of small rays doing their ray thing!!!|
Though a bit open to the westerly swell, the payback was that we had unobstructed views of magnificant sunsets.
|Nearly a green flash moment!!!|
|So what can we say.....suckers for sunset photos!!!|
And the 2 mile hike to the larger town of Malaque didn't hurt us either!!!
|Cindi enjoying two of the basic food groups!!|
|Tortilla machine in Melaque. Very neat gizmo to nicely take care of another food group!!!|
This small beach town is host to a very protected lagoon, with no ocean swell. Though only around 10 feet deep, the bottom is just thick mud, so running aground isn't a very traumatic event. Most boats do so at least once (we're now a card carrying member of the club!!!). For many boats this anchorage marks the southern end of their cruising season, as many spend several weeks here before starting the migration back north up to the Sea of Cortez for spring.
|Turtle hatchery on the beach...the ones w/ deep holes have already headed out to sea (hopefully!)|