Saturday, February 19, 2011

Melaque

We pulled anchor at 13:00 from Tenacatita, motoring out of the red tide enveloped bay for a short downwind run, dropping anchor 3.5 hours later at Melaque (N19°13.247' W104°42.551'). Finally out of the red tide!!

Melaque is in the Bahia de Navidad, about 3 km NW of the town of Barra de Navidad. We needed to access an ATM machine and this is where there is an ATM that is located IN a bank. The rumour is that some ATM machines have been compromised in Barra and there are no banks in Barra.

Melaque is a very quaint and clean town with lots of all your basics. We landed the dinghy in a bit of surf and easily found the bank only a couple of blocks off the beach. The beach was full of Mexican families enjoying the weekend swimming in the warm ocean water...


Later in the evening, SV Hotspur joined us aboard Sea Turtle for appies and wine.

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