Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A return visit to Las Hadas in Manzanillo

ANZANILLO, Colima, Mexico
- An hour south of La Manzanilla is the city of Manzanillo and the famous hotel & resort called Las Hadas, most famous perhaps because it was on that beach that part of the movie '10' was filmed.

For '10' fans, the scene in question was of Bo Derek jogging along the beach, part of the late Dudley Moore's movie-long obsession with her.

For the record, Bo is now in her early 50s. This shot is from four years ago.
Bo Derek in 2003
Bo Derek

  • Bo Derek

  • Although not much of the resort made it into that movie, it is a beautiful place.
    Las Hadas in Manzanillo
    Las Hadas resort and marina

    We took the trip to visit with cruiser friends Dan and Lorraine Olsen who have been sailing their 38-foot boat around these waters for three seasons. Next year, they plan on heading south to Central America, going as far as Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Last summer Dan and Lorraine spent several months in Alameda, aboard another sailboat in their fleet of vessels.

    Dan Olsen


    The anchorage at the resort - outside the breakwater for the marina - has some of the cleanest and clearest water I've ever seen in Mexico. Even at the small dock where people tie up their dinghies, the fish seem so close you could almost grab them.

    Spotted blue fish
    Spotted blue fish

    Exactly what kind of fish is in this photo, I don't know, but I have seen quite a few of them out at the Aquarium in Tenacatita near Admiralty Beach, where, with any luck, we'll get out to again for a day of snorkeling.

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