Sunday, March 31, 2013

Laredo, Mexico

Last night was a fish frenzy below our boat. We had the underwater lights on to see what kind of marine life we'd attract. Well... I can tell you without a doubt that there's no way I'm getting in this water. Low & behold... A SEA SNAKE cruises by swimming on the top of the water!! I haven't seen one since I was off the coast of Panama years ago and these things are poisonous! Eeeeeeek!!!! We did decide to imbibe in a friendly night fishing competition. Danny showed us how to fish with just a line (no pole)...Game on! It took a bit of time and nothing was getting caught with a lure. I went inside to fetch my top secret weapon (they don't call me the fish whisperer for nothing!) of ham and cheese. Ha!! I baited my hook and had bites within seconds. Unfortunately, they just ate my bait and I didn't have a hook up. Danny (of course) caught two fish within seconds of each other. He & Brad thought my ham & cheese combo was hilarious, but it worked. I told them that the fish were probably French and appreciated it. Danny even caught a little crab that was swimming by, and we were all entranced watching a large bait ball of sardines getting eaten by needle nose fish. The bait ball got smaller and smaller and it was fascinating to watch. Brad & I loved our evening of nautical entertainment. Apparently, I still need to redeem myself and my fish whispering skills!
This am we made our way up to Lareto which only took an hour to cruise to from Puerto Escondido. It's a small town with the first/original mission of the California mission chain...which ended approximately 150 years later in Somona. I'd say that this is the towns' "crown jewel" along with a church inside of it that was filled up for Easter sunday worship services. We had lunch in town and may have dinner there too, but all in all there's not a lot of people around and not much to do. We are the only boat anchored in front of town aside from one sailboat. Hard to believe they don't have a marina other than a teeny one for the fish mongers panga boats. We were quite happy to make or way back to the boat to enjoy some afternoon sunshine!! Tonight we'll try a different restaurant in town and tomorrow we head back down the coast toward Cabo San José. We will be stopping along the way at various bays & anchorages as we take our time cruising the coastline like Jacques Cousteau on a nautical adventure. We won't arrive until Wednesday or Thursday and it's doubtful that we'll have cell service... So stay tuned for the next update!

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