Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Isla San Jose - Punta Salinas

We tagged along with Dot and Brian from Rainshadow and motored over to Isla San Jose and anchored at Punta Salinas - a very short trip. It is a big bay with ruins from an old salt mining operation. Looks like they left in a hurry - lots of good junk left behind!

During the day, we all loaded up the dinghy's and went for a long ride over to the lagoons at Bahia Amortajada - what an adventure it was. It was low tide, so we had to get very creative. As you can see, I was on the luxury cruise - Doug did all of the hard work!

Once we got passed the entrance, the lagoon opened up and we had a great time exploring the lagoon and the beaches.

The lagoon had lots of wildlife and lots of bugs. The rock beach had lots of shells and bugs, plus it had evidence of past hurricanes (or something violent) washing coral, lobsters, crabs, and other interesting stuff ashore. Wish we could have found the lobster hole - yum!

Just on the other side of the lagoon was beautiful clear water. Without getting wet, we could watch the starfish, an eel, and other cool stuff float by.

The dingy ride back was a little wet and choppy, the bugs left their marks, but it was all worth the trip!

PS: Did I mention the bugs? We got eaten up by the no-seeums (jejenes) itch, itch, itch!

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