When we started getting anxious to move on, we motored out of Aqua Verde on glassy seas. Our next stop was Puerto Escondido, only 23nm to the north. Calm wind and seas was much better than wind right in your face is. We welcomed the difference.
On the way north, you have to follow a certain path in order to pass through a shallow area between two islands. Being pilots…we both followed the guidance to the letter. It wasn’t nerve racking per se… but I think we tend to over stress and might be just a little over cautious. Good news was… our depths showed exactly what the guide books said. Beach yard sale averted!
With both Puerto Escondido and Isla Danzante in sight, we were having too nice of a day to end it early. We safely motored up to an unknown “anchorage” on the west side of Isla Danzante. We were very cautious as this spot didn’t seem to have much distinction in the guide book and because of that, we didn’t know if that was because there wasn’t much in the way of hazards below the surface… or if the hazards just weren’t charted.
Motoring in at a safe 2kt speed, Jess standing on the bow, we finally saw the bottom. We dropped our amazing 60# Manson Supreme anchor in 20’ of water on a sandy bottom.
What was initially just a lunch stop turned into a half day of tanning, swimming, lunch and an impromptu bottom cleaning even though the water temp had dropped to a still comfortable 73°. We spent an hour or so cleaning the bottom, much easier with two people. During cleaning, I noticed some heavy gauge fishing line wrapped around my Flex-o-Fold prop ( Volare Flex-o-Fold prop). It hadn’t interfered with its operation… as far as I know, but I had to cut it off nonetheless.
While swimming we saw that the sandy bottom was covered with sea stars. So in the absence of a real name, we declare this cove forever as “Star Cove”. We spent the remainder of the day here, only heading to Puerto Escondido to arrive before nightfall.
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