We are in the middle of the sunny Mexican holiday season where it never rains, right? Well we had a couple days of cloudy wet weather but one day was a full on tropical downpour . Streets turned to mud, the Melaque lagoon burst and the beaches were deserted. I took a quick video from the boat.
Rob and my sister, Laurie have a house in Melaque, so this was our next stop for a week or two while we catch up with family. Brother Peter and his wife Heather travelled south from Calgary which was great fun. The Bay gives you great protection from the wind but swell has been known to challenge even the best at dinghy landing.
The point that protects Melaque Bay
Adesso anchoring infant of Melaque.
We were lucky this year with mostly easy landings though when the Tohatsu outboard was being repaired we got wet a number of times- mostly at night when the swells were hard to see.
Always lots of room on the jeep
Rob took us on a number of Jeep adventures, travelling into town was a regular occurrence with the horn always bringing smiles to kids faces. Of course a little back-roading took us into agriculture area behind the town with proved to be enlightening though we always seemed to be covered in mud! Rob found this Veep is the US, a 1951 Jeep body that was put on a VW beetle under carriage that turns heads where ever it goes.
Josh and Rob catching more fish
Rob Josh and Peter were always game to fish, they had some success. Here is a pic of Josh with another Durado , we have bee eating well from the sea!
The week with family went quickly with trips to La Manzanilla, Barra de Navidad, Costacomante, the local Melanie tienge (street market), beers at Alexe’s on the beach and ……. It was so fun to have most of the Bannister together for a week but alas all good things come to pass. We have truly enjoyed getting to know this town and area.
Peter, Josh and Ted on the beach.
At work in Laurie’s kitchen
Dinner at Vannella Pimienta