Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Monday morning we cast off from our mooring (way too easy!) in Papanoa and glided through perfectly smooth waters to Acapulco. What a total ZOO the Acapulco Marina area is. We were going to dock at the Acapulco Yacht Club but, after making initial contact with them on the phone, we were unable to roust them for slip assignment so we ended up mooring outside their marina. No water hook ups or power but it turned out quite nice. We dropped the dingy down and rode to shore for a great dinner of pescado. I finally got my whole huachinango (red snapper) and we had yummy margaritas.

Due to our timely arrival in Acapulco and the "lousy" flight connections to Saint Maarten, Dick and Cheryl changed their outbound flight to mid-day Tuesday instead of the very early hours of Wednesday morning. We all got up and headed for a good Mexican breakfast then the Hansons took one of the "tight" VW Bug cabs to the airport and made their flight out. Dan and I ferreted out la officina de Capitania and presented all of our paperwork for checking into and out of Acapulco. That done, we did our marketing, loaded the dink, fueled up, got rid of trash and took on water. Our original plans were to anchor in nearby Puerto Marques but when we left the Acapulco Bay at around 2:30 we decided to spend the night traveling and advance ourselves as far south as possible due to a positive weather window for the weekend in the often treacherous Tehuantepec Bay. Weather is great now and we are enjoying this lovely cruise.

1 comment:

  1. D&J,

    Thanks for showing D&C such a great time! I will look forward to hearing more stories when I see them face to face, and I will enjoy following along with your trip as you continue on your exciting journey.

    Jennifer and Ali