username
X
password
register help
show related photosets
DESTINATION
Generic
1 Photoset

2016-12-26  
Encanto Estuary & Cholla Bay - Rocky Point, SO
mini location map2016-12-26
28 by photographer avatartibber
photographer avatar
page 1   2
 
Encanto Estuary & Cholla Bay - Rocky Point, SO 
Encanto Estuary & Cholla Bay - Rocky Point, SO
 
Hiking avatar Dec 26 2016
tibber
Hiking1.50 Miles
Hiking1.50 Miles
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners partners
bigfoot
desertgirl
I love Playa Encanto :y: and wanted to share it with my friends. It is a fabulous and big beach. I had stayed here a few times back in the 90s and 2008-2010. The development since I was last here is pretty extensive. But near as I can tell they still operate with solar power.

After walking on Playa Encanto beach and having a beer with my compadres I wanted to take them to visit the De Marua Estuary; I thot we might find more wildlife here. We didn't find a lot but everyone had a great time shelling. We went to the part of the estuary that contains the oyster farm. It was very windy today as it was for most of our stay here. Anyway, I HIGHLY recommend you visit the estuary and it is the main purpose of this trip report. Chumley and his friends did this back in June and made the most of it: [ photoset ]

We finished the day off with a quick trip out to Cholla Bay and JJs Cantina as it was only 10 minutes from where we were staying. We actually stumbled on the lighthouse which I didn't even know existed. It was great fun to revisit places I hadn't been in so long. Rocky Point is still growing but still maintains some of that fishing village charm. And the big blue shrimps are still only $8 per pound! I had a few last nite and I make a killer cocktail sauce.

I forgot how much I love Rocky Point and hope to get back sooner than later.

Here are some shorter videos... at least by my normal standards :lol: :
Playa Encanto youtu.be/d1xRY3_nKIg
de Marua Estuary youtu.be/e-yADW-KkbU
Cholla Bay and JJs Cantina youtu.be/R2LTz2Wf6RI (I included some pics from my last visit in 1993)

Here are two other videos from back in the day (remember the quality is not up to the standards of today but not bad):
2010 Playa Encanto at Mayan Palace beach includes a view of the water breaking at the reef youtu.be/5ye066jAG3A and some pretty cool kite flying
2009 Bird Feeding (mostly pelicans) Frenzy youtu.be/8Akgyw_HZos and watch until the end to see the dive bombing (video is 2:30 in length)

I have many DVDs I made from back in the day but who knows when I'll ever get them uploaded to youtube.
Fauna
Fauna
Oystercatcher
Meteorology
Meteorology
Sunrise
_____________________
For me, sometimes it's just as much about the journey as the destination.
Oh, and once in awhile, don't forget to look back at the trail you've traveled.
3 archives
HAZ Member
tibber's
841 Photosets

  2017-03-27
  2017-03-25
  2017-03-23
  2017-03-05
  2017-02-26
  2017-02-12
  2017-02-04
  2017-01-29
  2017-01-26
  2017-01-08
  2017-01-02
  2016-12-27
  2016-12-26
  2016-12-25
  2016-12-18
  2016-12-10
  2016-12-04
  2016-11-20
  2016-11-19
  2016-11-13
1 ... 12,  13,  14,  15,  16,  17,  18 ... 43  
help comment issue

end of page marker
accepting offers for the following domain names
azdh.com • azgc.com • sedonahikes.com
make offer via help/comment above