|This is not where the jib is supposed to be.|
After calling the port captain and conversing in really bad spanish, we got permission to enter the estuary. This was a tight squeeze. At the lowest point we had 6 feet under our rudders. We planned on anchoring in the area right in front of the marina. After looking further and talking to the marina on the radio, we determined that the anchorage was deep enough, but there was a sand bar between the channel and the anchorage, therefore no way to enter. So that meant we either had to go back out and anchor in the bay or stay at the marina. After seeing the prices, we opted to stay in the marina. This is the cheapest marina in Mexico and the cleanest...no one is here to mess it up! We're staying here for about $100 for the week and it's within walking distance of everything.
|Andy at the top of the mast|
San Blas is a sleepy little mexican town unlike most we've been to. It's pretty much famous for it's bugs so we really didn't know what to expect other than that (although they haven't been as bad as we expected..yet). We walked through the town and went up to an old fort and the ruins of an old church. It was a very cool walk and we saw lots of things we wanted to come back and do (and will today, like eat smoked fish!).
|The ruins of the Templo de la Virgen del Rosario|
|Inside the church, looking up.|
|Super cool with the cannon at the old fort (La Contaduria)|
We ended our night in the town plaza and a nice dinner under the shade. We've decided the food on the mainland side is hands down better than the baja, and the people are nicer too (just my opinion). The lady serving us didn't have any change and she spent 30 minutes walking all over the plaza (even after I told her to just keep it) trying to find me change. I finally introduced myself and got her name as it looked like we were going to be spending a lot of time together! After dinner Jake played foosball with the local kids right there in the plaza. He had a blast and we promised to bring him back another night.
|Jake with his new friends playing foosball in the plaza.|
|The kids were more than pleased to have their picture taken with Jake.|
Today we're off to the market and back for some of that yummy looking and smelling smoked fish!