Saturday, March 20, 2010


It's Saturday morning (3/20/10) and I am frantically attempting to recall the last few days of our fantastic journey. Please bear with me.

After departing Acapulco on Tuesday afternoon, we enjoyed great weather and a smooth all night passage before anchoring in Puerto Angel (15d39'NX96d29'W). This should have been a calm little anchorage but, due to a large "cat" that hogged the middle of the bay and tons of fishing pangas too, we anchored out and experienced a rough and rolly Wednesday night. However, our anchor did hold tight!!

Thursday we pulled up anchor as the panga fishermen were heading out for their morning of work. We finally wised up and started filling the bucket with the sea water to help us cool off during the heat of the day. Great idea, Dan! Only once did we have hits on the fishing poles and it came as Dan was napping. Both lines got hit at the same time and I brought my little mackerel in before we released him. That is my first for the trip!!

By 11:00 AM we were in beautiful Bahias de Huatulco and adjacent Bahia Chahue (15d45.25NX96d07.25W) where we are docked at Marina Chahue. This small marina is well run, clean and expanding to have a fuel dock in the near future. After checking into the marina we grabbed our official paperwork and headed to the Capitania to take care of that business. Silly us. We forgot we were on Mexican time and 1:30 was just a little too late unless you want them to work overtime. That gave us something to do on Friday!! We headed to the beach for lunch then back to the Quest for laundry and chores.

Thursday night we went into the lovely La Crucecita for dinner and a little exploration. La Crucecita was established as a service town for hotel employees and is charming, culturally rich and well stocked with banks, hardware, markets, restaurants, hospital and lovely fruiterias.
Friday found us, once again, at the Capitania and we were able to complete all our paperwork for our entrance into the state of Oaxaca and the preparation for our exiting from Mexico. Both immigration and customs officers came out to inspect the Quest and stamped our paperwork. The inspection proved to be nothing but possibly a verification that there was a Quest. We also found a taxi driver that helped us ferret out more of the correct engine oil for a back up supply for the next leg of our journey. For dinner we headed back into town and found el Pastor at a much more civilized shop than in PV (this had tables) and it was almost as good.

We are anticipating being here for a few more days as the Tehuantepec Bay is expecting one of it's infamous storms and this is the place to lay up. We plan to take the boat to the fuel dock in Huatulco Bay this AM so we will be ready when the opportunity arises to exit.

1 comment:

  1. Craig has told me more than once, he's headed back to meet the QUEST at a future (soon) port.
    You might post where your headed that has airports. Maybe not, you may be enjoying your alone time.
    Heading by to Vt on Friday 3/26
    love a