Rob, Kathryn and I did our final paddle around the anchorage this am and then we all pulled up the anchor and headed south to Bahia de Santiago.
It only took about an hour to motor over to our spot. On the way, humpbacks slapped the water with fin and tail, welcoming us to the bay. (So we heard).
Nancy and I walked the beach for a couple of hours. It was low tide and we were able to walk right next to the surf.
For dinner, the six of us took the dinghies to shore. Mike and I were in ours, the others on ShinDinghy. We ate a beautiful dinner of grilled Sarandeado with Mexican salsa and guacamole. It was really fresh and just what we all had hoped for.
On the way home, Mike and I had another adventure. It had been a surf landing coming in, so leaving meant timing the breakers right so we could get out before the wave crashes on top of us. Well, we were positioned right, I jumped in, but Mike forgot the key to the motor in his pocket which wasn't pulling out quickly. The next thing we knew, a big wave crashed over the boat knocking it backwards and me out of the dinghy. In an instant, I was in the surf, soaked and sand in every orrafice. Attempt #2 went off without a hitch.
I took a hot shower with my clothes on to get rid of the sand and salt water. Ah!
All's well that ends well,
First Mate Kate