Chamela

We dropped the hook yesterday morning in the protected NW corner of this large bay.  We left Tenacatita about 8 pm the previous evening hoping to catch the offshore night breeze, but instead we experienced the strong NW winds that tend to predominate during the afternoons along this coast.  Lanikai got a good tack to the west for several hours before we had to tack north to avoid a ship that was getting too near for our comfort.  The seas built, but not so much as our afternoon passage to Tenacatita, and the wind was really a nice 20 – just too bad it was coming right on our nose.  We needed to make several more tacks but ended nearing Chamela before sunrise so we slowed down to wait for daylight before entering the bay.  Current plan is to stay here where the water is clear in hopes of finding some good snorkel spots and hoping for a nice weather window, before we take off to round Cabo Corrientes into Banderas bay and Puerto Vallarta.  Yesterday we spent the day resting and reading, with an early to bed last evening to make up for the prior night of “too rough to sleep”.