Over the bar update

May 13th, 2006 by: joshua

Three more boats came over the bar yesterday (Slip Away, Ticket to Ride, and Hoofbeats). The pilots were much more cautious this time and went out before hand to take soundings. They used a panga equipped with a depth sounder to find a channel with a least depth of 11 feet. Then they actually escorted each boat in. Overall the surf was about the same as when we came in last week. However, this time everyone came in safely on the western side of the bar.

So… It looks like it is possible to enter safely if the pilots take their time and really assess the current conditions.

Estero de Jaltepeque, (aka Bahia del Sol), El Salvador Satellite photo

2 Comments on “Over the bar update”

  1. Rodger says:

    Is the Virgin in the pictures from Guadalupe la Zorra? I don’t see any towns nearer. Plus:
    1. I’m glad you are having so much fun.
    2. I didn’t know that Cheyenne ever panicked.
    I’m really enjoying your adventure.


  2. cheyenne says:

    Hey Rodger,
    Not sure. Just the Virgin of Guadalupe as far as I know. I expected to be able to find info on it via the web but I´ve only seen the one piece of info–´the largest VofG in Mexico´. The town the church is in is called La Crucecita… maybe you know more about it than I do.
    1. Too much fun.
    2. I never panic. (cough, cough)

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