Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Free At Last!

Doesn't he look like he's having fun?
Yes!, the part finally arrived.  Jeff pulled up in his panga wishing us a Merry Xmas.  Yes, I know it's 3 months too late!  He was too busy to put it in, so Dennis got to hang over the motor, put in the prop flange coupling and then crawl into the bilge to align the motor.  Looks like we're ready to go.  Spent Friday provisioning in town, and then it was Carnival night at the Cantina.  Lots of fun again.

Some of my favorite Cantina guys

Saturday morning, cast off those dock lines and headed up to Starfish Beach.  Ahhhhh, peace and quiet.  Well, at least during the hours from 5 at night till 9 in the morning.  Sea Cycle arrived from Rana Azul with Josh and Ivanka, their friends' son and girlfriend who were spending the week.  Deb invited us for dinner, so we brought a pork tenderloin and cheesecake tarts. As usual, had a wonderful night aboard Sea Cycle.

Starfish is great for beach walking and swimming.  The next day there was a catamaran that pulled in, dropped anchor in 25 feet, putting out 30 feet of anchor rode.  Let's see, 10 feet of chain, the rest rope ... AND NO SCOPE!  In the middle of lunch they were dragging down on Sea Cycle, who had no dinghy to fend them off, since Josh and Ivanka were ashore.  We headed over, along with Gecko.  Dennis pulled up the anchor, and that's when we discovered the 10 feet of chain with no scope.  He hopped on board, with the 2 guys they had left on board who had no idea what they were doing, and managed to re-anchor.  Life is never dull!

Pixie and George from Silver Sea

Back to Bocas and then down to Rana Azul!  ~~~_/)~

Ah, Darion, where do
you get all these costumes :)

1 comment:

Jacob said...

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