Friday, March 25, 2011

Starfish Beach

We enjoyed five wonderful days at Starfish Beach, swimming, snorkelling, walking the beach and, best of all, watching the tourists.  All those white people turning red before our eyes!  Decided to go for a beach walk the day after Sea Cycle left. 

A little mis-communication between us.  I thought we were going for a short beach walk ... Dennis decided we were going to go for a hike but didn't let me know till we were off the boat and walking along.  When we leave the boat, I always close everything up.  Top hatches closed and ports all closed.  My theory is that it cools down quicker than it dries out.  Well ... I'm right on that.  Dennis thought we should leave everything open because there wasn't a rain cloud in sight.  I asked him to at least close the top hatches.  So, on we go, enjoying our walk down the beach ... get to the restaurant, and he decides we're going to see if we can get to the tip of the island and see Swan Island.  Wouldn't you know it, there's rain clouds out there.  A private road, so we couldn't continue.  Turned back and it started to sprinkle ... then it started to rain ... then it started to pour!  EEEEK!

So, we power walked back to the dinghy, got back to the boat and yes, there was water everywhere.  The rain came mostly in the port side, of course.  If it had come in the starboard side, it wouldn't have been as bad.  The bed was soaked, the setee, the cushions that hold the blankets -- the quarter berth was the worst.  Clothes lines strung below with fans going and the sun finally came out enough to dry out the clothes on deck.  I still can't believe we did that and somehow it was my fault?!

Back off to the Bocas anchorage to pick up some fruit, veg and bread and then on to Rana Azul ~~_/)~~

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