Mobetah in St. Pete Beach Florida just prior to leaving for the Northwestern Caribbean

Mobetah in St. Pete Beach Florida just prior to leaving for the Northwestern Caribbean

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Until his retirement, Bill Was a Landscape Architect for the National Park Service and Pat was a Physical Therapist.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Puerto Moroles Mexico

We had a short weather window and decided to sail down to Puerto Morelos (only about 35 miles south of Isla Mujeres). We had a great sail and along the way Bill hung a sailfish that striped about 300 yards of line off the reel. He managed to get the fish up to within 30 yards or so of the boat before it got off. Then he caught a large Barracuda (while trying to release the Barracuda the line broke, and we lost a new lure, leader and swivel weight). Finally we caught a nice size King Mackerel (At last, one that could be filleted and put in the freezer).

We arrived in Puerto Morelos just as a little squall passed through, so we dropped the anchor just off the town dock (there were three mooring bouys, but all three were taken). The next morning, we, along with Bob and Robin (from our buddy boat), dinghied over to the town dock and toured the town.

Since NOAA (the weather GOD) was predicting another front to blow through Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, we decided to get a slip at the El Cid Marina. We were glad we did, as the winds blew 25 to 35 knots throughout last night.

The El Cid is wonderful. For $20.00 US per night, you get a slip in an almost new marina with concrete floating docks, wifi, clean showers, a coin laundry, a great cash restaurant, as well as the use of the facilities at El Cid's all inclusive resort (located next door to the marina), which has a beautiful beach (with lounges, thatched shade structures, hammocks), a huge pool (with water slides & waterfalls), a large hot tub and even a gym (which we have not been in).

They have concerts with Mexican musicians and even have Mexican cooking classes. Yes, Pat and I learned to make El Cid guacamole yesterday.

The wind is still pretty strong, so we might have to spend one more day here before moving on. Don't you feel sorry for us?