Saturday, February 20, 2016

February 12, 2016 - Bahia San Pedro

Bahia San Pedro was only a 15nm trip north from San Carlos but a good stop for our first night and to test all of the systems of the boat to make sure we were set to begin our journey this year.  Steve and I were a bit nervous which we found interesting.  Life aboard your floating home is a different way of life and not exactly like getting back on the bike and knowing how to ride.  As an example, we untied from the dock in nice calm weather, planning to back out and go to the fuel dock.  Steve was attempting to back out and the boat was not moving, we had a second line on the bow (starboard side) which we normally do not do because of all of the wind.  We had forgotten to untie it.  So now we are fending off from hitting the sailboat next to us as Steve moved forward and Kevin untied the boat end of the line and threw it on the dock.  As we were just getting out, workers from another boat heard us all yelling at each other and came running but a bit too late for us to get the line and for them to even help.   We did OK getting into the fuel dock!  The kids then ran around the entire marina to go get the nice long line we had left back at our slip and then ran back before we were to leave the fuel dock.  Thanks Kevin and Cindy!  Diesel was only about $2.80 a gallon, which is a much better price than the last time we were here and it was over $4. 

There were several other sailboats in the Bahia San Pedro anchorage but enough room for everyone.  We were glad we did not have far to go since the seas were a bit choppy with 2-4 foot waves and a 4 second interval.  Seems small in height but with them so close together (4 seconds) it did have us doing a bit of a bash as we hobby-horsed our way northward.

The afternoon, we remained on the boat and planned to venture ashore the next day.  The winds have been in the 20-25 knot range every afternoon for weeks and we are ready for a break from it.  Overnight, several time, we heard packs of coyotes howling.  Eerie sounds that were not far away!

The bay looking south
Walked north and looking north 
A pile of pink Murex.  These are collected from fisherman in panga's via snorkel.
They then go to shore and take the meat/animal out and throw them in a pile
Cindy holding some of the pink murex shells
Pink murex
A creation of pufferfish, bone, and some sea garbage

Zappa's new box, for a new relaxing spot.

This cactus is destined to survive
Beautiful scenery
part of a seafan fromt the sea, all dried out

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