Sailing Manzanillo Bay

We had great success hiring a local boat in Huatulco last year and thought it would be a much better choice than going on the 40 person catamaran/party boat. By sharing the expense with another couple it actually worked out cheaper. We had the choice of a yacht for a few more dollars but thought sailing would be more peaceful.

The marina was actually part of the neighbouring resort. As we left our resort we once again passed that nice yacht so I had to take a picture.
Sailing Manzanillo Bay

These were small Canadian sailboats anchored just out side of the marina. What a way to spend a winter.
Sailing Manzanillo Bay

The marina was about a 15 minute walk. Hard to say for sure because we stopped to take a few photos.
Sailing Manzanillo Bay

The marina had many boats, yachts, and catamarans from all over North America. The Aria was our little sail boat.
Sailing Manzanillo Bay

Looking at our resort as we left the Marina.
Sailing Manzanillo Bay

Cheryl taking a picture of me taking a picture of her.
Sailing Manzanillo Bay

A zoomed in shot of our resort.
Sailing Manzanillo Bay

Heading across Manzanillo Bay.
Sailing Manzanillo Bay

Ken posing like a bathing beauty.
Sailing Manzanillo Bay

Olwyn enjoying the sail. Our resort in the background.
Sailing Manzanillo Bay

Looking toward downtown Manzanillo.
Sailing Manzanillo Bay

Olwyn and Cheryl amazed with the size of a cruise ship that was crossing in front of us.
Sailing Manzanillo Bay

Celebrity Cruises sets sail.
Sailing Manzanillo Bay

The Cruise ship was escorted out of the harbour by the Navy.
Sailing Manzanillo Bay

It's hard to see in the photo but if you look closely you can see The Big Fish in the main plaza of Manzanillo.
Sailing Manzanillo Bay

The Navy returns.
Sailing Manzanillo Bay

I told Olwyn to hang on as they crossed our path at a good clip. The wake was enough to leave a queasy feeling to some.
Sailing Manzanillo Bay

A ship at the far west end of the bay.
Sailing Manzanillo Bay

The sun begins to set.
Sailing Manzanillo Bay

I like this shot of the same ship seen earlier.
Sailing Manzanillo Bay

Sadly there were clouds on the horizon as the sun went down. Still a nice sail and a nice view. Olwyn will sail again! She loves it.
Sailing Manzanillo Bay

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