We left our private anchorage at Puerto San Juan for a 7 mile trip over to the village of Bahia de Loa Angeles. Much busier here. There’s actually one other sailboat anchored. We talked to Jim & Teresa of s/v Pochteca while ashore. They led us to the local mercado and told us about a few other good spots. We’d no more finished anchoring than we heard “Siempre Sabado” being hailed on the VHF. We assumed it was Pochteca but instead it was a local named Ron. We were anchored a little ways off the beach where his house is and he watched us come in. Said he didn’t remember seeing us here before and so offered some local knowledge: where the stores are, the good restaurants and taco stands, internet access, etc. The local shore-based community apparently communicates via VHF and, the gringos at least, monitor channel 68 as the hailing channel.
We dinghied ashore for a couple hours this afternoon. Went to the mercado and got some groceries and cerveza. Then we had lunner (thanks for the word, Bumfuzzles)at Guillermo’s on the beach. Seafood enchiladas. Muy sabroso! Tomorrow will be our exploratory trip to town. See what we can find as far as internet access goes. Hopefully we can manage to get a password for a wifi connection that we can then use on the boat. Picking up lots of wifi spots but none that we can access without a password. I don’t guarantee I’ll get any photo-bearing blog entries written today for uploading tomorrow but maybe. If not tomorrow. Saturday for sure. I’m sure we’ll have a ton of e-mails to catch up with tomorrow.
Although we only moved about 7 miles, I updated our position report.
Hasta manana amigos.