20 February 2006


19'04N 104'20W
  • Manzanillo

After saying farewell to all our northbound friends, getting the fuel tanks filled, and escaping the channel Bahia de Navidad without running into the mud (thanks to Ian for escorting us out!), we motor-sailed 20 miles south to the anchorage of Bahia Santiago, just north of Manzanillo.

There are lots of turtles and whales out here. There is about one turtle every 5 minutes.

We met up with our old dock neighbor from Oakland, Tom, who is captaining a huge 52 foot catamaran that he had sailed down from the Bay Area. He is heading north as well. Needless to say, a 52ft catamaran is much larger than Sandpiper. The first thing we did when we anchored was to take a hot shower on board!

We had dinner ashore, then back to the boat for an early night, as we had to leave the next morning to get south. Before escaping Manzanillo, we did a quick sail by the beach resort where the movie '10' was filmed.

Great to see all our friends in these last couple of days. We look forward to visiting with more friends and family in Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo.

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