The weather on December 5, 2016, was once again calm, making an easy 23-mile southbound passage from Puerto Escondido to the ever-popular anchorage of Agua Verde. It is very common to enter Agua Verde and find boats of all sizes anchored in the bay's SW lobe, along its broad southern shore, and especially in its highly-preferred NW lobe. [That pic over there is the typical view from the NW lobe across the bay to the SW lobe; the southern shore is to the right out of view.]
We chugged in at 1130 to find one 100' mini-cruise ship anchored off the southern shore. Proceeding into the NW lobe, we found that it was empty except for the tiny sailboat that had been permanently moored in the shallows since at least 2007 when we first started cruising around here. What great luck! We had our choice of prime anchoring spots!
We soon found that it's sometimes more difficult to anchor in just the right spot, when you have all of the right spots to choose from.
We anchored very well. And then changed our minds. Anchored well. Changed our minds again. Repeated the process 2 more times.
We finally stopped dithering and anchored in a comfortable 25' depth, sort of near the NW "window" of the lobe. The day was hot and calm. We watched a group of 15 passengers from the mini-cruise ship embark on a mule ride to explore inland. A couple more sailboats arrived and settled in the SW anchorage, apparently due to a forecast of light southerly wind...that never arrived at Agua Verde.