Our original float plan was to go a bit further south than here, as we had been here on our previous visit last year. But this time the winds and seas were to be from the south which made our original destination (Punta Mangles) undesirable. At our last stop (Punta Pulpita) we had our first bumpy night when the winds shifted to the south, so we wanted protection from south seas at our next stop. We chose a southern anchorage in San Juanico which would provide us protection. Last year we anchored in the north end and had not ventured this far south into the bay.
This year we explored the islands at point Mercenarios at the south end of the bay and then found the nearby beach had great sand and was perfect for skim boarding. Steve zipped back to the boat to get the skim boards. The kids had fun and picked it back up like the old saying “it’s like riding a bike.”
|Cindy getting ready to skim board|
|Kevin skimming across the shallow water|
|Waiting for the perfect water depth|
|Beautiful location with shallow and warm water|
We had a nice calm evening once again with light winds and no waves. At night we could hear the rays jumping out of the water and landing with a telltale SLAP. We experienced this last year while in San Juanico. The rays seem to like this bay. Since we left San Carlos approximately 40 days ago, we have had only one rocky night. Steve put the anchor stabilizers out last night but we really did not need them.
|A ray jumping out of the water|
|The rocks at Punta Mercenarios|
|Zappa - sporting a lego wifi antenna|
|Zappa heard a ray slapping on the water.|
|Kevin doing the dishes one evening.|