Circumnavigating Zihuatanejo Bay

Tuesday I met up with Roberto at Playa Madera to take advantage of my 2 hour Kayak Adventure I bid and won at Sailfest. This was to be a trifecta of Sailfest events, as we had a lunch, and a massage for the Senor all at the same location. Promptly at 9 am I showed up and set sail on the kayak. Now I’m not entirely new to Kayaks, I have a small plastic one at home I use on our small lake, and I did a major kayak adventure across Puget Sound last summer with kayaks that held camping gear and had rudder pedals and such. But this kayak was of the simple variety, similar to what i use on the lake.  My plan was to circumnavigate the bay, so I headed out towards Playa La Ropa from Playa La Madera and noticed how quiet it was this early in the morning, then on towards Playa Las Gattas, where the water is very green and clear approaching the pier, I chose to go along the outside of the reef and was enchanted by the colorful fish I could see from the boat, almost better than snorkeling, thought of dipping the camera in the water. Headed out along Owen Lee’s property to the mouth of the bay, considered rounding the point and going past the light house,but I’m not an experienced ocean kayak-er  so I decided to cross right at the mouth of the bay to the other side as I waved hello to a fellow kayak-er coming in from the ocean. There were a few fishing boats heading out, but mostly just me, a few jumping fish and the birds enjoying the morning. As I came to Porto Mio I could see the mast of the Picante heading out for a sail, snorkel and ride the Spinnaker adventure, at least I felt no envy as I had done that a few weeks ago and enjoyed it immensely. I had never been beyond the bridge to La Noria so I chose to paddle under the bridge clear to the back of the lagoon where there are many fishing boats and the military boats are moored. Then back around the pier and  along Playa

Dole and I with massage lady at Playa La Madera

Principal and a quick tour of the sailboats anchored and I was back at la Madera where I met up with the Senor for lunch followed by him getting  his Sailfest certificate massage. It also gave us a great opportunity to visit with Dave and Vicky whom our paths have not crossed so much this year. So anyone who ever wants to kayak I recommend seeing Roberto at Playa Madera. Just another marvelous day in Zihuatanejo.   I used my “go-pro” mounted on my head the whole trip and  I still haven’t figured out how to edit or download to the blog, so now video. I expected I might have sore muscles after this adventure, but two small blisters on my left hand are my only complaints. Maybe all my swimming paid off. Signing off KO

Author: zihuathyme

I'm a traveler, not as frequently as I would like as I'm semi retired. I prefer that phrase to working part time. I would travel to new places, my husband Doyle, not as adventurous as I is more comfortable with the tried and true. Thus we have fallen into a routine (not a rut) of going to Zihuatanejo for 3 months January and February, March. Pendleton Oregon for the Round Up. Plus numerous short trips. We are "RVers". For hobbies I make and sell stone & shell bird houses, garden and read my new kindle. I'm a Wedding Officiant and officiate at about 40 weddings a year, and also operate a small delivery service. Prior to my "semi retirement" I was in corrections and before that I owned and operated a bail bond agency, In 2016 My husband began chemo for Chronic lymphoma Leukemia, while doing well this has changed some of our travel habits. Relaxing in Mexico suits him well, for that I am thankful. KO

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