Sliding Back to the Sea
Next we spent a few days in the mountains near Guadalajara, hiking in forests of pine and oak and soaking in pools fed by natural hot springs. It wasn’t the ocean, but it was a taste of open space in Mexico, and most welcome.
Finally, we traveled down to Zijuatenejo on the Pacific Coast, where it is hot and sunny, and the ocean is warm. This is by far the most tourist oriented place we have visited in Mexico, and has the best plumbing. Today, we rented a hobie cat, and sailed at great speed around the bay in the very warm water, a real return to the ocean. We are also here to take advantage of a gathering of cruising sailors who gather here each year to share information and raise funds for the Zijuatenejo school children. Tomorrow, we will hitch a ride on a boat from Seattle for a day sail, and will have a chance to learn from our hosts some of what they have experienced in their trip from the Pacific Northwest to Mexico.