Trip Start Sep 25, 2007
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We're Back! For all you guys waiting on the edge of your seats I am sorry it has taken so long. We are still having a ball and all the places we are visiting have something new and interesting to distinguish it from previous stops.
We had a hard drive crash the other day and had to replace it. Until we can try and recover data from the old one it looks like Isla Aguada and Club Nautico will have to be stories without photos. Stop Press, Thanks to Arthur and Jean we have been able to post these photos.
We left Catemaco on Tuesday the 29th of January and had a big drive through Tabasco state of which the Capital, Villahermosa had suffered a big flood last year. The advice down the track had been to get through there as quick as you can as there was a lot of rubbish and the disease that went with it that had not yet been cleaned up
We found as we drove through that wasn't the case other than the Northern part of town which was a bit squalid the city looked pretty normal. We shot straight through and arrived mid afternoon after a good drive and a couple of stops.
We Found Isla Aguada a small fishing village, at the entrance to a huge estuary of which you couldn't see the other side. Ocean on one side of the bridge and Calm estuary on the other, with a ripping current under the bridge a couple of times a day with the tides.
The campground was great, we had a prime spot right up against the fence at the sandy beach.
We took the weekly option and put the boat in a couple of times, had a good calm day outside catching plenty of catfish and a couple of small tuna. We nearly got cut in half by one of the local fishing boats coming home, he was up and planning not watching where he was going and missed us by a couple of meters, taking my line that I had out the back with him. Fishing of the beach, Phil thought he had a snag and when Steve, who we met there and was snorkeling close by went to help, found he had an eel on which had burrowed into the sand and had to be extricated before winding him in.
We took in one of the local festivals for the completion of their Christmas calendar and enjoyed the floats and the colorful costumes children were wearing.
Phil did an impromptu performance at the local basketball court where the local crowd was gathered waiting for the carnival to arrive. Getting up and doing a disco number to the music the DJ was belting out. I hope we can recover the photos as it was a classic.
Larry is having a ball and now sits up on the dash as we drive, waking up as we drive through the towns to check the locals out.
The weather was magnificent for the whole stay and the red snapper we brought fresh off the boat in front of the camp was just superb. 2.3 kilos of filleted fresh fish for $15 and cooked on our makeshift BBQ, a large disposable Aluminium roasting dish with the fire built inside.
Tuesday and off we go again, heading for Club Nautico near Campeche. We are told it is one of the nicest in Mexico and are looking forward to giving it our stamp.
Until next time,
Hasta Luega Amigos,
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