Enchilado at Isabel Island

Raise your sails!We set sail from Marina condos at Costa Bonita with 6 passengers and the captain, going south, we raised the sail by the sea lion rock and sailed for 2 hours. Moon almost full, ocean very calm, we had dinner under the stars and roofless, then we split to go to bed 3 inside, 3 outside. We continue with engine at 7 knots.

WE arrived Isabel Island, very early in the morning and it looked to me like a beautiful day. We anchored inside a volcano rock formation. We could hear the waves crashing on the rocks strong and relaxing at the same time, then we took kayaks and dinghy to look around, next to us a sail boat with a Canadian flag we said Hi! And we invited them to come over later,

It was 2 people on board, Mark, a 40 year old Marine Biologist, and his wife that was a nurse.

Nice breakfast, nice talk but everybody wanted to excursion the Island, we went to see the volcano and different type of flora, colorful Iguanas and birds on their nest, just a few centimeters from us. On the way back to the Enchilado we saw whales, just meters apart form us, we follow them, admiring their movements.

At 6:00 P.M our neighbors arrived and conversation was very interesting,

Mark said that there are higher percentages from people injured by car accidents and bees attacks, that there are by sharks attacks. We had a wonderful fresh sea bass soup with olives for dinner. Everybody loved it.

The next day we decided to weight anchor and go to San Blas, it is only 6 hours from The Isabel, Few hours latter we start getting phone calls, from friends and family, it was a Tsunami alert coming from Chile, at that moment our Captain increased the speed to 10 knots, we were only 10 nautical miles away from San Blas. Then our captain called Capitanía de Puerto ( Harbor Master ) to verified the information, it was no mistake, alert in the pacific coast and Hawaii, we found the perfect occasion to open a bottle of Champagne, it could be the last one. Once we were in San Blas, everybody was more relaxed, we found a place with a nice swimming pool and bar, we had a sea food lunch and took a biking tour in town and up to a hill that has at the top an office named La Contaduría. We could enjoy a very nice view of San Blas and met a famous song writer Guillermo Carvajal, he is also historian of the city and collaborator in the Tourism office. He told us that in La Contaduría, during the colonial period, they used to count and split the gold, he also showed us pictures of old San Blas and also told us that the ocean moved about 2 kilometers away and left an open space, what now is Nuevo San Blas, he sang to us two of his famous songs. We had to go back so we took the bicycles and start the way down, when we were at the marina again we took some pictures before boarding the Enchilado.    

On the way back to Isabel, moon was full and ocean again was very calm, after dinner everybody fall asleep, only our Captain remain awake, until we arrived to Isabel.

Another beautiful day! Today I’m in charge to make breakfast, chilaquiles and chilorio, it was delicious! After breakfast some of us went to visit a Norwegian camp and the others to do some more snorkel, a great variety of fish, and also discovered a nice reef to practice cliff diving, even the water there seems to be different color, green and light blue, so beautiful. Then we had lunch all together, green peppers stuffed with yellow fin tuna, we talk about what each one of us did, and got ready to come to Mazatlan. Once again the ocean was very calm. Our Captain David is terrific, we had an extraordinary time sailing with him. On the way back he opened the sails, I opened a bottle of white wine, and I start writing this notes… we arrive safely and happy to Marina Costa Bonita Mazatlan, of  Mazatlan real estate the best  Marina project, and of course, WE WANT TO DO IT AGAIN !

On Board: Mónica, Cecilia, Maricela, Sofía, Jorge and Ricardo.

Thank you Captain David.

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