We work as ecotourism guides (as well as biologist and boat captain) often on the BC Coast, but also as far ranging as the Arctic and Antarctic. We have an insatiable curiousity for the planet; all its hidden gems and what makes them tick. That and our love of sailing is what inspired us to sail around the Pacific in Narama, our tough and pretty little sailboat.
We are glad we made it down to Huatulco and sad we did not have more time. Definitely a nicer place to spend time than the rolly La Cruz anchorage in Banderas Bay.
Here the water is clear, the snorkeling great and lots of coves to explore. Best for us though was a reunion with “Misty Michael” and “ Paesano”, two boats that we shared a marina with many years ago in Nanaimo BC Canada. Gerry, Chris, Margarita and Goyo looked after us well. It was great to catch up over meals drinks and outings about the area. Even “Goof” the street dog that adopted Chris was adorable.
We had one night in the marina to facilitate the simple departure procedures. Though we tried the canal (moorage without services at a slightly cheaper rate), we found it was not 20ft deep as they said, but slightly less than 6ft! Mud I think but will dive on the keel soon.
So we had lots of hands to untie our lines and wave goodbyes. We left on a Thursday evening along with several other boats to cross the Gulf of Tehuantepec, a notorious high wind area blowing from the Gulf of Mexico across the break in mountain ranges. But also to avoid leaving on a Friday.