Sunday, May 22, 2011

Escudo de Veraguas

The beach at Escudo
Another motorsail.  Left Cayo de Agua around 8:30 a.m. and dropped anchor at Escudo about 2:30.  Went for a swim in this once again beautiful crystal blue water.  After a peaceful night, we put the motor on the dinghy and went exploring.  First order of business was burning garbage after a week out.  Walked the beach and explored a couple of reefs that we'll snorkel tomorrow.

What are those sounds?  It's 6 a.m. and I hear a helicopter?  Three circled the island and then landed on the beach in front of us.  Not quite sure what's going on.  They stayed a couple of hours, with only the pilots walking around, then left.  We went out snorkelling and exploring the west side of the island.  Beautiful!
One of the helicopters

After a swim and shower, enjoying quiet deck time, when all three helicopters are back, this time with lots of people.  Looked to be some type of model photo shoot.  Young people bounding all over the place with cameras, lights ... yeah, whatever.  We're off tomorrow, slowly making our way to the San Blas.

Good thing we were up early, because those helicopters are back.  We've got sails up, anchor up and we're gone!  Off to Euero, 50 miles down the coast.

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