As the night progressed the seas calmed down a bit. Steve had possibly two hours to sleep after things calmed down before we reached Cabo Corrientes, and the wind picked up to 20-25 knots. It got rough again and was not exactly pleasant. As dawn approached the Tres Marietas islands were in sight, the wind and seas calmed down, and we were excited to have passed the "CABO CORRIENTES" ........ It is well known to be a tough passage. It was a long night without much sleep, but sleep is overrated :).
The most excitement we had on this voyage was a Brown Boobie bird that flew around and came in for a landing to catch a ride with us for a while and take a rest. This has not been unusual but this one had some issues whether it be our speed or the hobby horse motion, we got a good laugh at him. As he landed he missed the railing and crashed into it. This sent him to the deck of our boat where he flailed around a bit and then figured out a novel way to deal with our pitching boat.
|Brown Boobie using his wing to hang onto the railing. He hung on like this|
for about 15 minutes.
|Still hanging on!|
|The boat dropped off a wave and the Boobie lost his|
balance. He ended up standing on the bow sprit for perhaps
2 hours before finally flying away.