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If you found this blog via a link from a cruising site ~ we did cruise Mexico on our Ocean 49 cat for a season. See the first text box on the right for links to our preparations, trip down Baja, life in Mexico, cruising and trip back up to SoCal. Unfortunately we are back to the grind in the USA...

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Punta de Mita to Chamela

Time to head South!
We left Punta de Mita at 5 am on Sunday.
Should have left earlier...
It was so dark with no moon and cloud covered stars, it was creepy!
Cabo Corrientes was shrouded in the leftover clouds.We fought a 2 knot current the entire way.
Note to self: Hug coast on way South next time.

We ended up entering Bahia Chamela at dark due to the counter-current.
But it is a big wide-open bay and we had entered it at dark years before.
No big deal.
Books and bed.

2 comments:

Ray and Lucy said...

Some folks thought we were crazy, but we always went around Corrientes on a slack tide and hugged that coast very close. We only got beat up once...the first time. We used to sit in the anchorage waiting on people and then hear their horror stories. You probably knew this little strategy and just forgotten. I know you won't forget again!!

townsendtales said...

Something about Mexico - we always anchored at night too. Even when Kirby was sick and I had to do it myself - it was darktime. Normal for Mexico!