La Cruz

We dropped the hook just outside the marina here this morning not long after sunrise.  It was not as bad rounding Cabo Corrientes as we had thought it would be and the entire passage was quicker than expected.  For four hours after entering Bandaras Bay we slowed down so that we could arrive at the anchorage in the daylight as the marina is new and covers a lot of the old anchorage area.  We left Chamela with very light winds that did not pick up until early afternoon.  Then we had good wind (20-25 mph) until well after dark when it moderated as we neared the Cape and midnight. The seas were quite sloppy much of the journey.

Later today, after resting a bit, we plan on taking the dinghy into the marina to see about a slip there for the next year or so, as we have decided that this is a good place to base our travels from over the next few years.  We have spent little time exploring the large Banderas Bay in the past and anyhow the weather is slightly more moderate here than in Mazatlan.