On the morning of the 27th, we ventured into (for us) uncharted territory. That night we anchored in a small bay, Timbabiche, where we were the only boat. We could see the remnants of a building, Casa Grande, on the beach where a fisherman that made it big by finding a huge pearl began building a huge estate. However, he didn’t live long enough to finish it and it stands as a monument in this area. Nice evening, however, winds all night!
The following day we had a wonderful sail to Agua Verde, a small fishing village with a gorgeous anchorage. Winds died down after we set our anchor and we spent 6 beautiful days and nights enjoying the village and the bay. We ventured into town in our trusty dingy, Tiny Dancer, several times. One evening, getting back after dark, we used our flashlight to light the way. Apparently the flying fish LOVE light and leaped all around us, one even landing in our dinghy!
There is a tiny goat farm at the edge of town that sells goat cheese out of a family’s home. It’s quite tasty! The goats roam the hillsides with bells around their necks. You can hear them in the evenings all around the anchorage. We also enjoyed fish tacos in a beachfront restaurant with two tables. The little grandma that owned the restaurant hand made tortillas while we enjoyed cold cervezas. It was a wonderful lunch! There are also two tiendas (stores), a school and a church in the dirt road village. We met up with cruising friends, Jim and Laura to explore the town. We made several new cruising friends as well.
While at anchor, we had been battling a low voltage from our house batteries (which run our refrigerator, freezer and water maker). Even our solar panels could not keep up. It was determined that we HAD to have 4 new batteries, and soon!
On July 4, we up anchored and motored the 5 hours, through narrow channels between islands to the marina in Puerto Escondido. What a welcome we received! The harbormaster was amazing and located four 120 lb batteries in the middle of nowhere and had a couple of guys help Ken to install them. We stayed four nights, enjoyed the marina, Loreto and the surrounding area. Now off to explore these islands!