2006 April 29th - May 19th
Mexican Time" is setting in nicely as we sailed to Agua Verde
We anchored in the SE bay with 8 other boats in 8' of water over sand.
3 Moorings charter boats are with us and they had a
big dinner on the 40' cat at sunset. A huge school of small fish
are in a ball near our boat and a
local fishing boat showed up to net
Sunday after having the pancake breakfast at Loreto Fest.
Overcast skies, SE winds at 8-10 knots and flat seas as we
a few boats left Loreto Fest and moved to Agua Verde
bait for Tuesday's fishing. They have 2 young boys with them
working hand lines and learning
from papa. One caught a 16" fish and held it up proudly. The
fish ball quickly hides under Gato Loco until the sun went down.
Our entertainment for the afternoon....
Monday morning we went a shore to
visit the small fishing community in hopes to buy fish and maybe drinking
water. Very quiet, we assume because all the men are out fishing. No luck
are cool after sundown. Great late dinner Sunday night, moonlight
is spectacular and no one wants to give up. A cigar would
but nothing on board except a pouch of tobacco leaves given to
Pureto Vallarta. I've never rolled a cigar before but why not try.
Result was stogies like Frankie's grandfather use to smoke.
but did enjoy walking among the very modest local homes.
Monday we're off to the north shore of Isla Monserrate to meet Ralph/Helen & Joe/Joan
from the Phx area. Ralph & Helen cruise here 2 months every year
and recommended the long white beach on the north shore with
of reefs for
Monseratte 10 miles east of Puerto Escondido.
caught a small shark that we released (wisely) mid way to the island.
No luck trolling the east shore but we did mange to loose a lure
as we passed over a reef. Rounding the NE corner of the island we
see the beach and anchor near shore with a rock reef under
us, tumbling rock shore
sand beach to the west in 10' of water. Being close to shore will make it easy
to swim to rocks on shore line. Lots of fish to see.
a beach cook-out and all 8 boats anchored in the area joined for
a nice evening. Crews from Or, Ca and Az. Frankie modeled a
shell crown one of the crews made to entertain at Loreto Fest. Nice
sunset and fireworks to end the night.
Tuesday "On Mexican Time" is now the norm
as we decide to relax at this anchorage another day. Too many great snorkeling
spots to move on too quickly.
Until the next update… The Gato Loco