A long Cruise to Zihuantanejo
We left at a leisurely hour of 11:00AM after checking out of the hotel. It was going to be a long cruise so we did our shift scheduling during the captain's meeting and headed south for 30 hours of cruising.
The trip was reasonably calm and we all had a chance to sleep during the passage. We did start a new tradition during this cruise. When the weather is just too hot, we stop the boat mid pacific and just jump into the water to cool down. It was a beautiful sunset and the temperature was high 80's. It is so much easier to sleep after a cooling swim.
Cruising is a wonderful thing and aboard Coda, it is not without amenities.
We pulled into Zihuantanejo in the later afternoon and anchored in the bay. It is a very large bay with several anchorages. The pongas were busy shuttling tourists to and fro across the bay and towing inflatable bananas covered with beachgoers in endless circles. There were even a couple of parasailing boats towing the more daring tourists around the bay.
We settled in for sleep as we were exhausted from the passage.
The next morning (after coffee and swimming) we took a shore boat to the town and started exploring.
This is a very nice town. It is clean and very walkable. We started on the north side of the bay and walked back to the boat on the south side.
Sports seem to be entertainment here. This is a statue of Advikiro in the center of town. He is a baseball hero here. There is a very nice walk through town and along the shore with bridges across the lagoon. We did not see any real crocks.
This one seemed poised to attack Advikiro.
Across the bridge and on to the maid of the sea.
Barb arranged a beach massage for Matt and I for my birthday. and then to a nice restaurant for lunch.
We walked off our lunch with a hike over the hill to the south end of the bay and a water taxi home.
Here is a shot of the north end of the bay from our walk.
The next day we swam over to the beach club for our final half day. Did not take my camera swimming, so no pictures.
Off again at 2:00 PM for a quick 17 hours to Acapulco.
Puerto de BARRA DE NAVIDAD, Manzanillo, MX to Zihuatanejo, MX
Time: 29 h 12 m ( 11:14 to 16:26 ) Distance: 212.18 nm
Fuel: 75.82 Gallons Fuel Rate: 2.60 GPH Fuel Economy: 2.80 NM/G
Avg Speed: 7.33 kn Max Speed: 8.92 kn
Engine Runtime Start: 3527.65 Hours Runtime End: 3556.85 Hours Fuel: 75.82 Gallons Fuel Rate: 2.60 GPH Fuel Rate Max: 11.65 GPH Avg RPM: 1235.56 Max RPM: 1729.25 Avg Oil Pressure: 52.84 Low Oil Pressure: 30.75 Avg Temperature: 191.18 Max Temperature: 192.20