We reconnected with Erik and Terry from Mija on Wednesday at a gathering organized by Stan, an ex-cruiser now living permanently in Santiago -- and who does a daily weather report for cruisers! We had big hugs with Linda and John from Nakia, friends we spent lots of time with during our Jellybean days. The photo shows Linda, Terrie and me:
Today Karen and Roger from Meridien and Erik and Terri from Mija and we went to the restaurant at the nearby resort for an early dinner. After scrumptious dinners the waiters asked if we wanted dessert -- well, I remembered the flan as excellent (it was 6 years ago!), so 5 orders came with vanilla ice cream atop generous servings of flan, drizzled with Kahlua. Hey, it was even better than before!
Animals: When pulling up the anchor in Tenacatita Roy called back to me at the helm: grab a camera -- there's a seahorse on the chain! Indeed there was. Here he is after being pried loose from the chain:
Still on the animal theme: last night around 3 a.m. while lying in our bunk we listened to whale sounds. There are whale sightings every day by cruisers, as well as dolphins, however this sound was rhythmic and just like some of the whale recordings we've heard -- very exciting. Today while in our dinghy talking with friends on their boat, Pam called out: there's a sea snake. Yes, right next to us.
We're still here in Santiago Bay, enjoying some of the best that Mexico offers. We're looking into taking a one day tour up to Colima, see the volcano, the town, museum, etc. More later....
~~~ Marlene ~~_/) ~~