Sunday, March 28, 2010


What a great day this turned out to be. It started when Dan and I followed Jean and Bill 4 miles through the estuary to the little town of San Luis La Herradura for Saturday market day. We passed birds, locals paddling hand hewn canoes and miles of mangroves. Too cool for words!!

In La Herradura we were welcomed by the local dock greeters that recognized Jean and Bill. After disembarking and leaving our dingy under their watchful care we headed down the streets lined with the venders. We visited the panaderia and watched them bake the breads, bought oranges and pupusas on the street and wound our way through the maze of sellers. Somewhere along the line we acquired our darling little assistant, Harrison. He carried our bags and greatly amused us. Since the end of the civil war in 1992, El Salvador has become an international tourist destination, uses the US dollar and retains Spanish as its official language.

Soon after we returned to Marina Bahia del Sol, Rojelio set out to escort the sailboat, OM, safely over the bar and into the marina. We are expecting several more of the sailors from Marina Chahue in Huatulco Bay to arrive tomorrow and hope to dingy out near the sand bar and watch the action.

Rojelio dove down to check the status of our prop, found virtually no effects of our fishing line and net catching episodes. Thank you!!

In the late afternoon Dan and I took the dingy out for a small tour and found these stilted eateries built over the waters. The proprietors try to flag you down to visit their establishments. What a sight! Sunday (Palm Sunday)is the start of Semana Santa and many people are starting to gather here now. It is a big holiday in the Latin American countries.

We swam in the pool several times (walk right in warm), got acquainted with many of our fellow boaters and took Rojelio to dinner at the local Pupuceria.


  1. Glad you made it safely to El Salvador. What fun!
    Dick & Cheryl

  2. These pictures are just breath-taking. I'm so glad all is going well.

  3. WHAT A BLAST! Keep the pics coming so we can all be with you in spirit! Viva la "Quest"!