Thursday, December 01, 2005
Anchored off the beach of Chalapa
We were so close to the beach we swam ashore in lieu of using the dingy. Generally, anchoring this close to shore is highly undesirable in the event that the anchor drags but in this particular anchorage the water gets very deep very quickly. We dropped the anchor in 100' backed down the boat toward the beach and were in 12' by the time the anchor set. We also set a stern anchor on the beach to hold us into the swell as this anchorage has no protection from the prevailing NW winds and swell. We were lucky enough to visit during a period of settled weather and seas allowing two nights anchorage before the weather deteriorated. I did not sleep well hearing the waves crash on the beach all night long!