Las Hadas, Manzanillo

End of December Las Hadas, Manzanillo

 We did get to sail for a few hours but to get here in daylight we need to start motor sailing. Motor sailing we did 5.5 knots. Sailing we did 2.5 -3.5 knots and would have arrived between 9 PM and 12 PM. We were glad we got here in daylight even though it was late in the day....lots of cargo ships and tankers and a new anchorage to us.

We passed this bird breeding rock and you can tell by the color :) (Piedra Blanca)

We weaved between a few ships.

s\v Meridian was here - our friends, Heinze, Margarit and Dominique.

Most people take these pictures, I think :)

It has been real loud at night. It could be because of the week end but we think not. The music lasts to the wee hours of the morning. It can come from mutable sources. Jet skies are here but just a few a day zipping around the anchorage.

Right here by the sea wall you can dinghy in and tie up to some rings on the wall. You need to watch the tide as it will come in and bang your dinghy around and against the sea wall. 

There is a water spigot at the two showers that you see on the steps. There is also a walk along the sea wall.

The anchorage is very busy this time of year with wake boarders and jet skiers zipping around and through the anchorage.

No sail boats in this marina as that must tell you something.

The dinghy landing here at the marina is $$$ as advertised. 

The beach at Las Hades resort.

We get into the pool for that and resort towels. 

Guess who?

We first went to Home Depot by cab for about 70 pesos ($6.00 USD) and then walked to Soriana (grocery store) and then took a cab back to the marina.  Then we dropped off the grub at the boat and dinghy’d back into the marina for the pool. 

We have friends on s\v Due, I think a 40+' Erwin. It took 5 people to get it med-moored here. They said it was quite an experience.

There is a fuel dock and it had fuel. There is a small chandlery and a restaurant and a gelato store etc at the marina.

Our boat s\v Elegant'sea taken from Las Hades resort.

Our boat s\v Elegant'sea taken from Las Hades resort.

While in Santiago we had lunch at the same place we had lunch while visiting our old friends Mike and Holly on s\v Wanuskewin. We had taken a bus from Barra-Bahia de Navidad to go visit them a couple of cruising seasons ago.

Our lunch was yummy - tacos de championes...stewed mushrooms (in the foreground) 
and tacos de asada y adobada (beyond).  

 The "Pineapple Express" right now is between Acapulco, Zihuatanejo and here in Manzanillo  bringing with it some rain and possible thunderstorms and iffy winds and seas. We have moved the boat in the anchorage and are waiting it out.

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