From Chamela to Bahia Tenacatita
On Wednesday, Jan 16, we got up easy and were underway by about 8:15 for the short
34 nm trip to Bahia Tenacatita. We motored all the way, using the sails only to
stabilize the boat against rolling. Along the way we ran the watermaker the whole
time, inasmuch as the watermaker creates about 8 gallons of water per hour, we try
to run it whenever we are making passages.
We pulled into Tenacatita and had the anchor down by 2:30 p.m. Being curious
about our new surroundings, we immediately did the dinghy drill and went onto
the beach for a landing near the lone palapa bar there at the lagoon mouth, Boca de Iguana. When we walked up to the
bar there were a couple of other cruisers there having beers and chips, so we
joined them and asked questions and got hints about the lay of the land.
The return trip was one of the first times we had ever done
a departure thru surf in the dinghy. We waded out to waist deep water
where the small one to two foot waves were breaking.
Then I hopped in and started paddling like mad, but
even so, a wave caught the bow, and we shipped about 15 gallons of water.
We were drenched but in good spirits when we got back to Rhapsody
to dry out, have some beers, and watch the sun set.