Rounding Cabo Corrientes

As of Sunday, March 18th, we officially left Banderas Bay for the Costalegre part of the Mexican coastline.

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Pretty sunrise over Yelapa as we sailed away from Banderas Bay (well, only for a couple weeks).

Considering that everyday on the La Cruz cruisers’ morning net there’s a special weather section that usually talks about the strong winds and currents running around the Corrientes cape, I figured we’d have a rough ride.  But lucky for me, I just sat back, let the jib and windvane do their thing and enjoyed reading the final Harry Potter book.

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Lighthouse that marks the Cabo Corrientes point.  Smooth seas here.

There are some beautiful, secluded beaches along this portion of the Pacific Coast, but most are either too rocky or too deep (or both) for safe anchorage.  But it’s nice to sit in the cockpit with the binoculars checking out the beaches, the colorful homes and sprawling resorts that pop up here and there along the coastline.

Also, the dolphins are entertaining…

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-SME