We took a taxi to Cuastecomate today for lunch. It was one of our favourite places to anchor just north of the bay at Navidad. We always went to Ramada El Camaronero for lunch or dinner and we usually were served by Miguel. So it was like old home week when we sat down and Miguel brought us beer and shrimp (of course!). We both ordered the Shrimp a la Cubano but we had forgotten how generous the portions were!
The town has had some improvements over the past year. Most of the roads have been paved and the best addition has been a cellphone tower. The one disadvantage of anchoring here had been no internet access. That has now been rectified!
We walked back to our apartment and stopped at a fruit stand to try out their produce. The pineapples were delicious!
Our friends Jeanne and Tim came to visit from cold Calgary. Like good friends they stayed in the hotel while we showed them our favourite things to do in Barra de Navidad.
We did a morning walk around the golf course. We saw a few birds but saw many, many iguanas sunning in the trees close to the club house. Of course we also had to visit the French Baker for our morning croissants.
We did an overnight trip to one of our favourite anchorages to see the beautiful sunset from there. Cuastecomate is known as the “secret anchorage” because it is hard to see it when one is sailing by.
But it is a well-protected spot with several ramada’s to have lunch at. Jeanne and I kayaked in and Richard and Tim swam in for lunch. After a nice meal of fish we had drinks and dinner on board Snowaway. And we were rewarded with a spectacular sunset!
On Jeanne and Tim’s last night we had drinks on board and a meal at the resort.
Their final hours were spent by the pool enjoying a drink…
It was great to see them and share some of the reasons we love to spend our winters on Snowaway in warm places.