Finally managed to get photos uploaded. Hope you like them.
We’re still in Puerto Escondido but we’re getting ready to head out. The next hop will be another short one: just over to Ensenada Blanca (Candeleros). Ensenada Blanca is open to the north and the winds are supposed to start shifting around to the north-ish the next couple days so we probably won’t leave until Monday. The winds aren’t going to be all that bad but they could result in a rolly anchorage and, since it’s not rolly where we’re at, why move too early? Not like we have an appointment or anything.
I don’t know what the current internet situation is at EB. Last time we were there, there were two wifi connections available. However, we’ve heard that, since then, at least one of the connections has been secured due to abuse by cruisers. The abuse isn’t necessarily intended as such, it’s mostly due to ignorance and insensitivity I think. People seem to forget that a wifi connection is shared and only has so much bandwidth. The more data traveling through the “pipe”, the fuller it gets and the slower things happen. So, when someone thoughtlessly downloads a movie or insists on making video Skype calls, they may be using bandwidth that someone in the village needs for placing an order for their store or downloading school materials or even just e-mailing some photos to grandma and grandpa. If the villagers, for whom the connection was intended, have too much trouble getting on, they’re eventually going to complain and the powers-that-be may institute a password on the system. This is what I heard had happened at Ensenada Blanca since our last visit but, like so much of what we hear on the coconut telegraph, this may or may not be true.
However, we’re not counting on having any more internet connections until we reach La Paz which will probably be in 3-4 weeks. All my blog entries will be via Sailmail and my SSB radio until then. So, as always, no photos and I also can’t reply to comments.
Our plan is to spend a few days each at Ensenada Blanca, maybe Candeleros Chico, Agua Verde, Puerto Los Gatos, Timbabiche, San Evaristo, Isla San Francisco, Ensenada Grande, Bahia Falsa, and finally La Paz. Might even find a couple other places to stop along the way. The longer range plan is to leave the boat in a marina in La Paz when we go back to Oregon (mid-July to mid-September). Then, when we return, we’ll probably do some more cruising out of La Paz but we need to be in La Paz in November because that’s when our daughter and her husband are coming down for a visit. Than, we’re hoping to head across to the Puerto Vallarta area for the winter. Hoping not to freeze our butts off again next winter like we did this past winter.
We are currently enjoying some just about perfect weather. It’s been getting into the mid to high 80s during the day and then drops down to the mid-60s at night and not a cloud in the sky. Unfortunately, the water is still a trifle cool for comfort. It’s currently in the high 60s. Personally, I’m looking for low 80s before I deign to get wet.
Hope y’all are having a great spring.