We are currently cruising our Islander Freeport 36 sailboat in Mexico. We have been extensively documentating our Islander Freeport outfitting for this adventure. We will now be reporting what of our outfitng is of value, what works and what is not of value.
Heading south - or Itinerary
Middle of November 2014 - Paradise Village Marina in Banderas Bay Mexico
This is what we have planned out but there will most likely be changes due to weather and other factors. We are leaving today about 2:00 PM and hope to sail around Cape Cabo Corientes about 11:00 PM - 2:00 AM. Some of these legs will be multiple overnights and others will be day sails.
Our first leg will be:
That’s an overnight-er. About 24 hours (91 nm). Getting around Cape Cabo Corientes safely is the man concern here. It can be quite nasty.
It is actually Perula Bay and the town of Perula (Punta Pérula). The town of Chamela does not have a good anchorage.
We will anchor in Chamela bay (Bahía de Chamela) - Perula,is a small
fishing village there.
Then off from Chamela to Bay of Tenacatita (29 nm)
going inside the Island in Chamela bay.
Bay of Tenacatita is a beautiful anchorage and we will venture across the bay into La Manzanilla.
We have already anchored here in Melaque and it has a beautiful view but we probably will choose the Bara Lagoon this time as it is just easier and we are dong a lot of traveling\sailing. This was a stern anchor spot as the swell wraps around. The dinghy landing can be good and can be not so good.
Barra-Bahia de Navidad is only around the "corner" at 14