Saturday, March 30, 2013

Off to Puerto Escondido

Last night was magical. We could hear a whale spouting about 150' off the starboard side of the boat, but it was pitch black out and unfortunately we couldn't see him. We just kept hearing him breathe and it sounded like he was right next to us...Mesmerizing nonetheless! A gorgeous night under a thick blanket of stars went on as far as the eye could see and what a sight that was.
We had no luck catching any fish (yes, again!), but in the little bay where we anchored for the night was a little (very, very remote!!) rustic fish camp. Danny suggested that he go to shore to see if they had any for sale. All I could think of is how did they keep it cold out here in the sticks and what kind of food poisoning were we going to get? HA!!! Luckily they had some fresh caught fish that looked really good and it was already gutted. Danny prepared it and it came out great on our BBQ.. And no vomitosis! Lol!! Who knew?!

We had a long cruise today to Puerto Escondido. The skies were gorgeous and the seas were like glass. A HUGE 7' long jellyfish was off the deck of the boat this am, so we won't be popping in the water anytime soon. The water is also too chilly to swim in at 68 degrees. Poop!! I'm not going to be able to perfect my Esther Williams routine apparently. The weather is chillier here too, but nothing drastic. It's in the low 70's during the day, but a chill is definitely in the air.
We saw a really large pod of dolphins today, and they just love to swim in front of the boat when we are underway. I noticed something hanging under their bellies and Danny said it was a type of fish that kinda suctions itself to the underside of the dolphin. So interesting. Love learning these tidbits of info!
Along with more stingrays and some birds & butterflies, we've come to the conclusion that this is definitely a nature cruise and very mellow... Perfect for lots of reading, naps and chillaxin! Its good to get Captain Jimmylegs (Brad) to slow down and we've indulged in two naps today...Vacation perfection! I'm already on my second book too...Good thing we are both voracious readers.
Puerto Escondido is a tiny port 20 miles south of Lareto. It's comprised mostly of sailboats and we are parked near our friends Fleming powerboat that they keep here. We still don't get the "allure" of this place , but truly enjoying our adventure nonetheless! On to Lareto tomorrow am...There's supposed to be civilization there too!

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