Felipe May 24th -26th
after arriving we headed to San Felipe central from our north anchorage.
I made the mistake in saying it was only a quarter of a mile to walk.
Okay, it's a little further and the phrase of the day became "It's
only a quarter of a mile" as we finally made it to the malecon
Felipe's malecon has a white sand beach, nice boardwalk on the
Sea side and restaurants, bars and
shopping across making it a very nice place to hang out. And hang
out we did... We landed at the Taco Factory for dinner where locals
had taken us on past cruises. They also have motel "El
Pescador" connected to the restaurant where we snagged a room making
the Taco Factory home base for our stay.
Last night town was pretty quiet but this
morning (Thursday before Memorial weekend) people begin flooding in.
Brian and I had a restful night at El Pescador and a nice breakfast at
their restaurant on the malecon people watching. As we finished Viva-Racha
motored around the lighthouse point from their north anchorage to drop
in front of San Felipe central.
Our goal today was to do a little shopping
and check out all the restaurants, bars and what ever else we might
find. We moved from one "perch" to
The Perch of preference was definitely
the Taco Factory.
Last year we were introduced to "Al's
Back Street Bar" by some locals and it was a hit with the crew again
this year. Great tequila, local color and bar games. Jason took
control of the jukebox, rocking us while we all enjoyed the friendly
bar both nights.
Roger and Jason.
Jen and Jason playing a little cut-throat
wife Heather phoned us tomorrows weather for our sail home as we
had dinner. Looks like winds are
building for the next two days. Winds should arrive later tomorrow
so the plan is to get an early 5 AM start. Viva-Racha will stay
anchored in front of El Pescador. Brian and I will have a kayak
to paddle out at day break. Tides are very extreme with tomorrow's
New Moon and we will have to carry the kayak quite a distance to
find water to paddle in. Hope Viva-Racha is anchored out far enough.