After a long 30-hour trip from Manzanillo, we anchored at Isla Grande, just NW of Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo. This is a regular first stop to get some rest before ending the trip south at either of those two towns. We’ll be here for a few weeks. Come on down and enjoy Zihuatanejo with us!
We did get a bit of sailing and a lot of motor sailing. There was a boat, s/v Namahana, just a couple miles behind us out as we left Manzanillo, so we buddy-boated with them all the way down. The rest of our friends in Manzanillo were going to head here in a few days.
Sightings. There were two close calls with “long-line” fishing equipment but no contact or tangles. Lots of turtles swimming by. One flying fish, a couple of random dolphin sightings. One group of dolphins gave us a nice show riding our bow wave for a while. Most importantly, we did not feel or hear any bumps in the night. It’s hard to see obstacles sailing on a dark ocean.
Our first day at Isla Grande ended with lobster tacos, beach drinks, and good conversation with a two other cruising couples. And evening dips in the 86 degree water off our back porch. Now a little recovery sleep tonight will be welcome.
Woot! We are anchored nearly two hundred miles further down than we’ve been before!
Looks great! 84 degrees sounds great too!
Congratulations on a successful sail. I wondered if you had to motor or not. Looked like you made good time. Enjoy!! Love you both!
I’m afraid we are not in San Francisco anymore. It is a special day down here if we do get to sail – motor off. But I’m so happy we’re not in SF, no need to wear foul weather gear!
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