Monday, March 12, 2007

We are in Careyes, it is a lovely spot although the anchorage is quite rolly and uncomfortable. We have a wonderful opportunity last night to meet someone that lives here. There were 2 other sailboats in the anchorage that we had gotten to know in Tenacatita, they invited us to join them for cocktails at the hotel pool. When we got there there was another couple with them whom they had met in a previous time in the anchorage. The couple had run a very successful business in California manufacturing airplane engine parts. They have a home in the Gulf Islands, one in California and one here. They invited all of us to dinner, the cruisers were to provide the food and cook it and they would supply the locale. Well, what a place, it was unbelievable, there are 3 small guest houses, a recreation area with indoor squash court and workout gym, a VIP suite, the main bedroom with his and hers walk in closets, office and balcony the main living area, a palapa that holds the dining area and kitchen and an infinity pool overlooking the ocean. They rent it out when they are not there for $30,000 a week. The workmanship was unbelievable with unusual details everywhere, the walls specially made the ceilings all designed by the owner, hand done out of bricks, the palapa roof done by a specialist. It was almost surreal being there and seeing it all and then sharing a wonderful dinner with everyone.