Friday, December 17, 2010
Isla Granda and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo
We just spent two days in complete bliss. Anchored in clear water, once again, we spent all of our time snorkeling the heck out of Isla Grande. This spot is exactly what I imagined this trip would hold. It felt like we were inside a fish tank with all the different tropical and colorful fish passing us by. Now, we are back in a marina in Ixtapa, and already I am missing being at anchor. Here, there will be no swimming ( see sign below ) But there will be much exploring! The many beaches and shops this town has to offer will take us a few weeks to get to know. We took our first bus ride into Zihuatanejo today to get a feel for things to do when Alex and Blake arrive. It is a sweet town, and has everything we are looking for. I can see why people stop here and don't leave. We picked up a few provisions ( which get a bath in microdyn ) and were temped by the fish market, but decided to pass this time around. Our dock neighbor, Adam, has been here for a year with his girl friend. He had much advise on where to go and what to do while we are here, including feeding the crocs that swim in this marina......ummmm we may pass on that one! Jack is eager to see them and is walking the docks now with Patrick in search of one. Our buddy boat the Lisa Kay has yet to make it here - they are stuck in Barra with a bad windlass, that they hope to have fixed soon. Alex and Blake arrive in 3 days, so we will be busy gearing up for their arrival and decking the halls, or in this case the bow and stearn.