Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bienvenido a Mexico!

After three days and nights of Cabo sensory overload, we are ready to start our own adventures in Mexico.
We motored straight upwind (East) 19 miles yesterday towards San Jose Del Cabo.  Shindig was close enough to shore so we could admire the developments, hotels and cars whizzing by.  I thought I could pick out several well known destination resorts where friends have vacationed and honeymooned.  Now we are tucked into a big slip between huge sports fishing boats and about 2 dozen other HaHa boats scattered across the Marina. 

The Marina has been developing for over 5 years; there is an interesting art walk, limited showers, no laundry, good internet and a friendly English speaking staff keen on helping.  Our laundry was picked up and will come back tomorrow before we leave. The first night  night we enjoyed sunset in the cockpit, and then wandered up to the sole restaurant, The "Container" (build from a shipping container), overlooking the docks.  Chicken fajitas, margaritas and mosquitos;  the staff proactively brought a nice bug spray to our table as we sat down....$53 USD for three incl margaritas, dinners, and tip.  It's starting to feel like Mexico! 

Rob and I went into the Old town yesterday.  It is very different than Cabo,......

 

Bell tower at the town square




bakery treats at Walmart

Marina at Los Cabos

Huge Tuna, and we will enjoy a piece of it tonight!


Today we'll help Bert Novak catch a shuttle to the airport, and we'll be on our way.  Our next planned stops is Los Frailes, 28 NM (nautical miles) away.  It is a popular anchorage for boats heading either north towards La Paz, or boats getting ready to cross the Sea of Cortez for mainland Mexico.  We know we'll see many of our new friends, and play in the surf a bit there.  We've revised our route, and plan to cross over to Mazatlan a few days later.  With Bryan arriving mid-December south in Manzanillo, we want to spend the time going south.  Will catch up with the Sea of Cortez, and La Paz area next Spring, as we come back up.

Here we go!!

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