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Just catching up:


Every day, those that wanted to would swim to shore from one of the boats (.3 miles or so).  Usually the women wanted to, and the men would bring the dingys to shore for the trip home and also guard the women during their swim from crocodiles, jelly fish, randy dolphins, and errant panga drivers.  Sometimes the guarding was even useful.  Then we’d walk on the beach to see if any more turtles hatched. Non-walkers would play bocchi-ball.

We had a very pleasant 26 hour, 130 mile trip north to Banderas from Tenecatita, but during the afternoon we had 15-20 knots on the nose and the spray dried on the dodger windows.  Dried salt spray is difficult to see through, so at sunset I went forward to clean.  Warm water and a soft squeegee.  Actually, caring for the clear vinyl dodger windows is a tough job.  They’re easy to scratch.

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Wow!  That’s clean! Notice the integral safety harness on my inflatable life vest and blue tether.

It was a little noisy and bouncy in the cabin until the wind settled down about 1 am. Nancy had better luck sleeping in the cockpit, until the flash went off on the camera.  Oops.

Then she made me scrambled eggs.

We found two of these on deck.  Maybe lobster, maybe a shrimp or krill.  Dunno.  Two inches long, mas o menos.