Muertos to Contreras – more info

Another week and we have visited two more anchorages. Both were in areas that are now parks. Last Wednesday we moved northwest to Ensenada Muertos with good protection from the westerly winds that we had been getting. The bay is surrounded by nice green forest and, although there were workers building a hut the first two days of our stay, they finished up and left leaving the bay to us. We even got to see the wild pigs foraging on the beach our last morning there. The weather has changed and by Friday we had mostly sunny skies in the morning although the clouds have been picking up in the afternoons bringing some showers. Our mornings since have had lots of sun. Doreen explored the little bay and some of the larger outer bay in the kayak and we even took the snorkel gear out for a first snorkel of the season. The water was not too clear but it was a fun time in the water anyhow. We took the dinghy out on several other occasions to just explore as well.

Yesterday we moved on to the Islas Contreras and anchored in the little bay on the north side of Isla Brincana. This is a very deep bay close in to shore, so we anchored in 50 feet to stay out far enough to not have too many of the flying-biting things getting to Lanikai. Two other sailboats were anchored in the bay when we arrived and as they headed off snorkeling they stopped by for a chat. They said that the snorkeling was great off the point near the little island. We plan to try it out today. After our arrival we stayed on board and installed the new white dinghy cover onto the dinghy. I had made the cover in Ecuador at Puerto de Amistad and now with the sun so bright some of the time, the gray of the dinghy was getting quite hot. We watched the rays jumping and other not-too-small fish as well. This is another bay surrounded by jungle green and very pretty. We did not get rain until after dark and the clouds provided color as the sun sets.