Tuesday, July 02, 2019

La Manzanilla

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Anchored in La Manzanilla

From here we view the ocean

A line of rocks between us and the open sea

These rocks break up the swells

We are tucked in behind the headland

This is a corner of the bay at La Manzanilla. The headland and the rocks protect us from S and SW winds. The town behind us protects us from SE winds. But we are sort of in a tight spot, and it's open to the East

Boys every where like the water

The pretty town of La Manzanilla

La Manzanilla

We refill these water bottles
In the summer we drink about 3 liters of water a day per person. When we're anchored out we run the watermaker and put it directly in these bottles and one or more 5 liter bottle. Our little Pur 35 watermaker, which we've had since 1993, only puts out 1.3 gallons so we have to run it over 1 hour every day. In port we buy water. It's too bad that most of the marinas don't provide potable (drinkable) water. They charge us for it, but caution against drinking it.

19.5 degrees F.

The refurbished refrigerator gets plenty cold. We've had to shuffle things around to keep the refer box from freezing while making sure that everything is the freezer stays frozen. I've also found that the compressor can only reach a certain temperature. If we set the thermostat below that the compressor simply runs full time, chewing up lots more electricity. Now we have set the thermostat at #4.5 which keeps the freeze at 21F degrees and the outside at about 40F.

Sunset in La Manzanilla

It is still and dark inside Wings' cabin.

Instrument numbers

When the wind hits the first thing is to get the instruments turned on. Judy and I have, over the years, come to rely on the numbers. The digital readouts don't mean much to many people but to us they are like a sixth sense. With these numbers we instantly have a total perception of what is happening.

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