We just returned from a lovely 5 nights in the anchorage of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico where we had a great visit with our dear friend Holly who was in town to pick up a boat that she was hired to deliver back to San Diego, I attended a Women Who Sail conference, and we finally caught up with John and Diane of s/v Konami.
Konami is a Westsail 32 like ours from the northwest coast. Diane and I have been following each others blog and progress as we each have traveled down the coast. We have kept in contact for at least a year, hoping to meet up in one of these anchorages. Finally, the day arrived and we had a lovely afternoon of lunch, comparing of notes and boats, and friendship. Boat people everywhere speak the same language and it was especially nice to take it one step further and have conversations with folks who have the same boat. Our love, problems, and solutions are the same or at least similar.
While the bulk of our time was spent in town eating, visiting, and wondering we did have a few sweet moments floating around the anchorage. Our mornings were spent watching the large school of fish that made Pablo their place of refuge. The sounds of them swimming around the boat were so loud at times that we could hear the splashing from our bunk. The birds shot like arrows from the sky diving after them, plunging into the water so near to us that we could almost feel the wind from their feathers. Mornings on the veranda (cockpit) are my favorite time of the day when we are at anchor. Everything feels so alive!
Our short trip has inspired us to move further down the coast. So we will soon be leaving Banderas Bay and doing a slow hop down the coast toward Bara de Navidad. Not sure if we will make it all the way as there are many beautiful places to stop along the way. In the meantime we are back in Paradise Village Marina and busy getting a few minor projects completed before we leave the dock.
I feel the winds changing, the sea is calling our names………..