Three nights at Islas Cedros - Jesusitas
After two nights in Bahia Ballena, the increasing swell started to make it impossible
to get a good nights sleep, so we decided to move to the much more protected Isla
Cedros. After a quick 15 mile motor we found ourselves nestled in the anchorage between
Isla Cedros and the tiny Isla Jesusitas. It was very flat (read: not rolly), and so
we were quite comfortable there.
Our friends on GALLIVANT were about an hour ahead of us, so when we got there,
they were already at anchor, along with another boat, ARGONAUTA 1. Within a short
time we did the dinghy drill and started to check out our surroundings.
Unfortunately most of the places to land a dinghy in this picturesque location
appeared to be private property, and so we were unable to go ashore. However
we did circumnavigate Isla Jesusitas and on our way back to RHAPSODY stopped
by ARGONAUTA to introduce ourselves to Hugh and Heather.
They had just completed a 9 year circumnavigation and were about to check
into Puntarenas to have their boat hauled and some work done on it.
They crossed their line when they transited the Panama Canal a few weeks
We quickly warmed to Hugh and Heather and invited them over to our boat for cocktails.
Bruce and Marianne joined us that evening, and once again Marianne made a really great dip ... just
some cucumbers, a little of this and a little of that, but it was delicious!
We all spent several hours, until well
after the sun had set, chatting and talking away. Hugh particularly was a font
of knowledge about conditions we would encounter transiting the canal and sailing
up the east coast of Central America.
After two nights GALLIVANT followed ARGONAUTA over to Puntarenas and
we had the anchorage to ourselves. Not being able to go to shore made
it a somewhat boring place, so even though it was perfectly calm,
we elected to go over to Isla Tortugas, which,
although likely to be more rolly, was at least rumored to have some good
snorkeling spots and a nice beach to visit.