|Augustine, Kelly and Linda and Bill (SV Tanque de Tiberon)|
Our engine was on at 09:53, the main was up. Kelly went forward to raise the 110 feet of anchor chain. This was taking much longer than usual, even allowing for his routine of every 10 feet or so tapping down the chain in the anchor locker to ensure it flaked smoothly. The windlass 'tooth' was catching on the chain periodically; a new issue. He finally manually hauled in the remaining feet and we headed out dead slow into the channel as he worked on the windlass. A compensating treat along the way - a splashing ray! Never enough time to grab the camera for these fellows.
We motored up the channel with no wind and light south swell. Bill on Tanque de Tiberon replied from San Evaristo to our VHF call. He advised the anchorage was crowded, but there was room to squeeze in. By noon we were scoping out a spot, but after two tries near T/T and not finding good holding, we anchored further south in 20 feet where the sand was clear of seaweed. (24 degrees 54.506 N, 110 degrees 42.389 W). Eight boats stretched out along the shore north to south. It was indeed crowded. SV Marionetto had chosen the north lobe and seemed to be secure there; we don't trust the steep drop-off located there when a norther blows.
|A very crowded anchorage - looking north|
|Catch of the day being cleaned|
|Cipriana's - new cantina in progress behind current palapa on beach|
|Waiting for dinner at Cipriana's|
|Glad to be back in San Evaristo|
|Water is warm enough for some!|
|Jet ski rides for everyone|
|Full moon rising - almost Easter Sunday|
|Short climb behind village|
|View over San Jose Channel|
|View over San Evaristo village|
|Jester and Jabber - where's the beach??|
|That was a thirsty hike!|