After we took the dinghy back to the boat, SV Kona and SOMF moved our boats over to the marina. Jim on SV Against the Wind was aready in the marina, we tied up the dock lines a couple of slips down from Jim. Now the marina is not officially open yet, they have no water or power or trash survice but the no slip fee it was ok. The marina wanted boats to start staying there so they could get pictures and just for them to get the word out that they were opening in Novemeber. The marina has 40 slips and will have a 70 ton travel lift and haulout facility. They are building a restaurant, a laundry service along with a couple of little stores. The marina is a little out of the way to go to Puerto Madero, but a short dinghy ride across the bay and you are there.
Joan and Tim on SV Kona and us took a taxi into Tapachula the large town about 20 miles away. The taxi there was 250 peso, but I think if we would have walked to the street and waited for a taxi we could have bargin for a better price. We had a great time walking around the centro area of Tapachula going by the church and into the centro market. We then took a 5 peso airconditioned bus to the Walmart center and got some groceries, and a quick jaunt across the street to Home Depot and then got a taxi for 150 pesos back.
|The central park|
|these three guys carry this everywhere, and they are really good!|
|and of coarse we had to check out the local street market, they do always have the best produce, and at the best price!|
|The gangs all here!!|