Escondido had never been one of my favorites before.
I could never quite figure it out.
A hundred old boats anchored there for years on end.
Some never to move.
Some falling apart.
I just didn't get it.
It's now cleaned up and full of moorings.
This time I "got it"!
The moorings are there because it is deep water.
The boats move.
People go in and out.
Most of the boats are in good shape.
The islands and nearby cruising grounds are the best!
The mountains in the background are spectacular.
Loreto Fest was enjoyable and not political (as it was back in the old days...)We enjoyed some excellent California wine courtesy of Jeff of "Journey" (from Ventura).We played with Rick & Karen of "Eyes of The World" (from Ventura) and got to know Greg (not in the photo) & Deb of "Lion's Paw".We watched Jaime of "Don Quixote" fall in love with a kitten.
We ran into Steve & BJ Curran (H&S Yacht Sales ~ Jim used to work with Steve!).We had beers at Loreto Fest.
We listened to music at Loreto Fest.
We met lots of new people at Loreto Fest.
I learned how to make paper at Loreto Fest.
I learned how to make crocheted purses out of plastic bags at Loreto Fest.
And I learned how not to leave a boat in hurricane season...And we learned where 8:30 Cove is and had it all to ourselves!It was all good except the port fees.
We paid $231 pesos to anchor for one night...
About $17.50 US.
Mmmmm... we paid less than that a night for a dock in San Blas!
So that part I didn't get.
And apparently neither do they.
Because I won't pay that again.