Woke up: Tenacatita, Mexico
Went to sleep: Tenacatita, Mexico
Snorkeling at the Aquarium
First thing this morning, we pulled anchor and headed for Playa Tenacatita. This area, on the northwest corner of Bahia Tenacatita, is known as The Aquarium and offers numerous rock outcroppings and reefs, ideal for snorkeling.
It’s a treat to have someone here to help Peter with the boat handling. While underway, Krista and I prepared bacon and French toast for breakfast.
After snorkeling, we wanted to go to the beach. Unfortunately, the swell is very large today. There is a massive pressure system about 300 miles off shore to the southwest causing a large rolling swell 10 – 12 feet high, separated by 10 seconds, or so. It would be challenging and dangerous to go to shore. The waves are 12 feet high where they break on the sand. The roar of the ocean is defining. “Let’s go home and have some lunch.”
Peter’s buddy, Quan, picked us up in his ponga later in the afternoon to make a trip up the estuary. Peter and I have been up their before in our dinghy but with Quan and his local knowledge we feel safe going a lot deeper into the jungle.
We didn’t see any crocodiles and the heron and egrets were off somewhere else, I guess. But, it was a fun boat ride to a remote, unusual place few people have the opportunity to visit.