Arnold and I ventured ashore with the intention to have a good look at the place. We walked along the bay front to the navigation light tower at the southern end of the bay. There we met the crew from a Catalina 38 that is a Sparkman and Stevens design with the identical lines of an S&S 39. They were accompanied by a friend from a neighboring boat who had visited New Zealand and the east coast of Australia in their boat.
We then walked back to the north found the tiny but modern and obviously government funded primary school complete with its solar panels and satellite dish. We then pushed on over the brow of a hill to view the salt harvesting pans just north of the anchorage and look up along the San Jose Channel toward Loreto. I would like to visit Puerto Escondido 50 miles away and Loreto 65 miles away but it all depends on the winds.
On the way back we visited the tienda and purchased rice, instant coffee, and over ripe bananas and tomatoes. We were told that water would be available tomorrow and the price if I heard right is only 30 pesos for 20 liters. Then we pushed on the makeshift cantina where we each had a large bottle of cold Pacifico beer enjoying the splendid views as well as the company of the proprietress, her two young boys, and the two family dogs while we watched her husband and a friend do maintenance on a Panga. The lady told us that Saturday night is the big night there, where they serve sea food and the place is filled with Americans, Canadians, and I presume this Saturday one Australian. Arnold likes this fishing village and he likes the little cantina, so we plan to stay until at least Sunday so that we can whoop it up in town (sort of) on Saturday night.
Last night we watched the fun movie "Mr & Mrs Smith". We'll probably watch another tonight.
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