Posted by: Sailing Camelot | February 2, 2011

We’re at it again – Zihuatanejo

Friday Jan 28th. It’s 7:30 and we leave this gorgeous Bay just as the sun is peeking out of a cloud. As we round the little point, exiting the Bay, I get the most beautiful Good-Bye… Two huge whales -close enough to be seen in all their glory- swim in front of Camelot. We get to see their massive humps, followed by a perfectly synchronized, two-tails-in-the-air dive. Took my breath away, and this time it wasn’t fear!

We have about 30 hours of navigation ahead of us. It turns out to be a pretty easy, lazy trip. No more whale sightings, no dolphins, no turtles. Hmmm. I wonder where they all went…

The night was long and pretty boring to tell the truth, though the stars were magnificently lit and a teeny weensy fingernail of a moon decided to rise at about 5 in the morning. There was a little traffic, mainly tankers and cargo ships, but they were far from our path and I only saw their lights in the distance. Three other sailboats were making the trip to the same destination with us: Serendipity, Liberty and Mazu. We left a few hours apart from each other and travelled in a staggered formation. This is called Buddy Boating. It is very comforting to know that friends are ahead of you, beside you, behind you. You get bored in the middle of the night? Grab the radio and check on each other.

A few miles before our destination, Mazu left the formation to stop at Isla Grande and Liberty peeled off the group to go to the Marina at Ixtapa, leaving us behind Serendipity, aiming at Zihuatanejo.

By 13:30 we were safely anchored in the Bay, right in front of one of four beautiful beaches. I’ll find out the name soon…

Needless to say, we spent the rest of the day in a haze, leaving fun and explorations for tomorrow.

My favorite Beach House!!!

For now, it time to rest, rejuvenate and remember how lucky we are to be doing what we do.


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