We have been wondering for a while now what a rolly night means, well not anymore! Why can we feel the mono-hullers rolling their eyes on that one? What can we say we just can’t resist the tease… In any case the last two nights were quite rolly for us and add to that combo stronger winds, swell, tucked in a small cove and you feel you are in a washing machine… Well almost, let’s just say it was not the best night we ever had aboard Letitgo. Surely we made our move and were motoring down the coast in no time. The Ex-club med anchorage would have been rough too plus we needed to re-provision, thus we were looking for a bigger town. Actually at this point any town with an abarrotes would have done really… You see when you start staring at the cans of re-fried beans as a dinner option, you know you have reached the bottom of the “barrel” and at that point the fridge is empty!
Mid sail we were treated to a good 15 major splashes from a humpback, unfortunatly the camera available was not our best tool… Two Junk type sailboats joined us in the anchorage, giving us a great show of sail trimming skills. La manzanilla proved to be a small but a very resourceful community, even if we found more expat-products than anywhere else. It turns out there is a big concentration of SnowBirds (Name given to the Canada-Usa national spending the winter in the south) in the hill, which makes for a beautiful anchorage backdrop.
The next Morning, we landed our dinghy to the foot of the fishermen’s co-op, and bought some beautiful red snappers. The pangas we just saw coming back from a night of hard work, were delivering their catch, which was re-sold quickly, we were in Rungis! For comparison the Kilo of large red snapper costs you 85 pesos ( $7 or 5.5 euros) around here, ok $3.5 a pound for the more challenged ones. One of the boat was admired for bringing back around 30 kilos, those three men had just spent 15 hours during the night at sea! We will let you do the calculation for profitability once you deduct the fuel and other costs… Hard work, hard life.