Santiago to Barra-Bahia de Navidad passage - ship aground!

Anchored in Barra-Bahia de Navidad Middle of January 2016

 In Santiago I dove the bottom and cleaned it real nice. We were missing our prop cone zinc! There were marks on the skeg where it looked like a net could have been dragged by it. The shaft zinc was missing a piece. I do not see how a net or long line could take the cone zinc and the screw holding it in. It was me I think who replaced it last. I may have not gotten the screw in tight enough/ No harm done to the prop as there was no etching so all is well.

We were doing 5 + knots to Barra-Bahia de Navidad at about 1800 rpm's, saving fuel and enjoying the beautiful day on our clean bottom :)

 We motor sailed along the coast about 1.5 nm off shore. We did not come across any long lines or fish nets. Could be there were not any or not any in that close is a better bet. At any rate it was a beautiful day and the seas were nice. We left at about 7:30 am with light. 


 As we came up to Punta Graham we decided to cut through the outer rock and the point. It is plenty deep with a little turbulence from, I guess, the point affect and outer rock affect.



The outer rock is off to port.


As we were coming by Punta Graham and taking a short cut through the rocks and saw the bones of a ship aground at Punta Graham off to starboard. A bit eerie as going up on the rocks became a lot more real.

The Los Llanitos is not going any where, as you can see it is broken in half.


The Mexican cargo ship Los Llanitos is trapped between rock formations after it was dragged and ran aground during Hurricane Patricia near the town of Barra de Navidad, Mexico, on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015.”



Going around Punta Graham looking at the ship.



There is this Ocean tug and scowl anchored
 in the bay to assist in any salvage work. 

The scowl.

Also this helicopter (blue tail) by the hotel
 boat launch ramp for Los Llanitos salvage operations.

Going around to the point to the Los Llanitos.




Anyway, Debbie took us through the outer rock and the point and we survived just fine in Capitan Debbie's hands! 


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