Loreto has no marina, so you have to anchor out in front of the town and dinghy into the panga fisherman's basin, located behind a breakwater. The anchorage is exposed to most weather, so it can be a difficult place to stop. We had calm conditions however, so it was once again an easy stop for us.
|Look in the letter "e". That little dot is our boat, Adagio|
|All the fishing Pangas lined up behind the breakwater. Pangas are everywhere|
in Mexico. It seems odd that we never see these versatile boats back home.
|A whale shark sculpture. The breakwater is visible in the background.|
We walked up to the Telcel store to see if we could figure out why our USB internet device quit working. Unfortunately, this store was too small to help. We then walked to El Pescador which is a nice grocery store. After that we walked a few blocks, with our food-filled backpacks, over to the Super Ley. This is a very large grocery store, like any you would see back in America. We loaded a shopping cart, checked out, and then caught a cab back to the dinghy dock.
Isla Coronados is one our favorite spots in all of Mexico. The bright turquoise water could be from a post card. The white beaches are the best anywhere in the area. Warm water for swimming and snorkeling only add to the experience. Plus, there is a volcano to hike here. We didn't hike it this time, having done so just a few weeks ago, as well as last year. We did take a stroll along the trail that meanders through the flat portion of the island and connects both sides of the islands together, as well connecting the two biggest white sand beaches. While we were anchoring we saw what we at first thought was an underwater rock. It was a dark black mass which contrasted greatly with the bright blue water. A minute later we realized it was moving and figured it to be a large school of fish. Only after we finished anchoring we realized that was a huge school of manta rays!
|Walking the trail that connects the two side of the island. This is the other side.|
|The black mass is a large school of Manta rays. Spectacular!|
|Clear water and hundreds of rays. A great combination.|
|Flyin' High Again!|
|The tourists in this panga are getting a close look at the rays|
|A ray jumping near Cindy. She was out on the surf board.|
|We met this nice young man, from Guaymas MX while checking out the rays.|
We will see him again in Puerto Escondido for Loreto-Fest.
|Kevin does a little "tow-surfing" on our surfboard, towed by the dinghy|
|Cindy's turn to have a little high speed fun.|
|The "other" Adagio. A very immaculate Offshore 62'|
|m/v Daybreak, owned by a couple that live just 10 miles from our home.|
Jerome is fishing up in front of the pilothouse.
|We took Karen from Daybreak to shore one afternoon to look for shells.|
|We didn't find any shells, but we did find this.|
My, what big eyes you have. And what big teeth you have.
|Cindy getting ready to float around|
|Relaxing in the shade on a warm afternoon.|
|Tigress, anchored in front of Loreto a few days before.|