Manzanillo to Tenacatita
Tenacatita Bay, Mexico
HiYa, everyone, especially Miriam and my play pals!!!
Matey here, Mom and Dad are out relaxing in the cockpit as they always do this time of
day. Usually I don't mind because I'm usually snoozing after a beach play session. But
today I had a hard day and didn't start my nap till around 3pm, so I'm raring to go
It's getting harder to type lately since my darn nails are so long. Mom and dad try to
cut them, but I jerk my paws away - I still remember that time 3 years ago when mom cut
my quick and boy, did that hurt. She still tries though and every once and a while I
forget and she gets lucky on a nail or two.
Anyway, you probably didn't tune in to hear about my nails -- you want to know about
I had an okay time in Las Hadas, the fancy resort thing is not my style, lucky for me
it's not my parents' either so we only stayed there a day so mom and dad could go hunting
at the grocery, then we headed to Santiago Bay.
We wanted to socialize with StarDancer and Synchrony and have our BYC event - we even
flew our club burgee to get in the spirit. Unfortunately Dave on StarDancer had some
killer margaritas at the local restaurant there to celebrate his birthday. They put in
some 'special' liquor' that is a derivative of a narcotic and some people react badly to
it. Dave gave Mary Ann and a lot of others a real scare, he's recovered now, but the
socializing didn't happen. Here on Pacifica, we were just really glad to hear him up and
about - that was enough reason for celebration on our boat.
We did hear that Synchrony and StarDancer had there 'event' without us - and they had a
great time. My parents got itchy feet though and had to move on after a couple of days.
Maybe they should be taking some of my Frontline for those itchies....naw - I don't think
so, I need it to protect me from the buggies - so I'm not sharing. But maybe they can
get some of their own.
After Santiago, we had a beautiful sail to Barra de Navidad. So here we were cruising up
the Mexican Rivera Coast wing on wing in a Southerly -- pretty great. But no fishies on
the fishy line.... that part wan't so good, I REALLY want a fish. Anyway, we're cruising
along, passed a Junneau which was bigger than us and we hear a call on the radio from the
other boat (I won't mention names for fear of mortal embarrassment) asking how we got the
wind we had. We played it cool and suggested they put up their main and go wing and
wing. They didn't want to be bothered but eventually the embarrassment was too much and
they put up their main and went wing and wing and of course passed us as they should -
though just barely.
They were also going into to Barra de Navidad so we followed them through the channel
into the Bay. They are really nice people and regularly laugh at me romping around here
at Tenacatita - I always like people laughing at me.
Barra was great - except there was no beach to play on. The Sands hotel where we docked
our dinghy let me roam around and hang at the pool. But I'm not really a lounger -- give
me action. I mostly did walks around town - the heat also helps to tire me out - but
it's nothing here like it was at Zihautanejo. Oh, there was one beach another doggie's
mom and dad told me about. It was okay, but mom and dad found it pebbly. But I did get
LOTS of swimming here. It may be too murky for people, but I don't much care about that
There was a couple of afternoons of pretty serious wind - like pushing 30 kts. Not
really a big deal, but in a lagoon known for questionable holding, it's kinda worrisome.
So we hung out on the boat as a family and watched movies those days. Dad did go out to
be a hero and call to arms the anchorage to get a dragging boat contained and off of the
other boat it was dragging into. That boat later brought over yummy banana bread for us
as a thank you. This was the only place we've ever seen that you could be anchored in
less than 8 feet of water with 120 feet of chain out and still be worried about dragging.
I know sounds wacky, but it's true!!!!
After about 5 days here (and sadly only 1 French baker delivery) we left for Tenacatita.
I wasn't too sad for long, Tenacatita is the bestest doggie beach we've been to.
especially at the mouth of the lagoon - I love to ride the waves into shore then run out
for more... And if the waves aren't enough, every day at 11am, they have horses on the
beach. I'm a maniac here!!!!! I got beach plays twice a day. Mom and Dad love it here
because it's beautiful, good swimming and NOTHING to spend money on.
Synchrony also came in here. Today we took a hike from the main anchorage to the
aquarium anchorage (Juliette of Synchrony came with us). It was a great woodsy hike on a trail then a questionable road. Then a walk the length of the beach to a palapa for lunch. Herb (Juliette's husband) of Synchrony met us at the palapa, then after we visited the little store for more limes and garlic, we headed back through the dinghy jungle trip in Synchrony's dinghy. I must've tried to jump out after fish at least 5 times -- it was so GREAT!!!!!
Tomorrow we plan to leave for Careyes if there is room for us, there are ALOT of boats
all going the same direction---NORTH. Synchrony might come with us - well, they are
definately leaving tomorrow - they put their jib on the boat :-) But they might go
straight past Cabo Correnties to La Cruz. Something about a rumor of a good weather
window about to close. Mom and Dad want to play more at the anchorages on the way, so
we're not going to rush it. There's bound to be another window - sure hope we aren't
cursing ourselves beating around Correnties in 35 knots of wind... Don't worry, we won't
- that's the good thing about cruising, we don't have a time schedule, we we'll wait for
a good rounding....
Big Wags at YA....Matey