(Apologies to Tennessee Ernie Ford!!!)
|'Bravo' anchored in the panga harbor|
|Wedding in the Eiffel church|
|The happy (???) couple|
There are two small marinas here. We're staying at one for a few days, after anchoring out waiting for a slip to finally open. The marina has an AIR CONDITIONED room to hang out in, as well as a tiny pool. Since we haven't been in a marina since April, we're enjoying using the facilities to clean the boat with fresh water, use unlimited electricity, and take care of lots of misc projects in the AIR CONDITIONED room!!! Cool!!!
|Mystery photo.....what is it??? (answer: 2 rain drops that we saw on a rock yesterday...I think 4 or 5 more fell after. This was the first rain we've seen since last December, in San Diego!!!|
|Graveyard gardening, desert style!!!|
Reminds me of another "can do" sight we saw a few weeks ago in Agua Verde. While hiking in the hills, we came across a cow hanging from a big tree branch, under the only tree in the area. The cow was suspended by a sling under her belly, and her rear legs were slightly lifted off the ground with a chain engine hoist. She was free to munch hay at the head end, and her udders were hanging down, ready for milking. As we scratched our heads, trying to figure out what was going on, we realized that one of her rear legs was splinted. Seems like she'd broken a leg, and they kept her hanging under the tree until it healed!!!!! Wasn't her time to be a carne asada taco!!! Ah......Mexico, ya gotta love it!!!
But I digress.....Since leaving Geary's beachside party on July 4th, we've worked our way slowly here, stopping at a couple of interesting anchorages en route...Punta Chivato and Isla San Marcos. Punta Chivato had a great shell beach...miles of amazing shells to comb through. And good snorkeling, though we saw several venomous stone fish....they're so well camoflaged that it's really the ones, likely many, that we don't see that are the worry!!!
Isla San Marcos was another mining story, of a different sort. The open pit gypsum mine a mile or two from the anchorage is still operational, and when the wind is wrong, a cloud of airborne gypsum dust wafts over the boat. But the anchorage was very protective in the strong northerly wind we were having, so we spent a few days snorkeling and hiking into the company town on the island.
|San Marcos gypsum mine and town|
|Kids' playground right next to the loading towers! I think they got the feng shui all wrong!!!|
Since this is the first time we've had internet for a while, we'll get you caught up on some of the photos getting us up to the present.
|July 4th at Geary's in El Burro Cove|
|Beating the heat on the 4th|
|Ending the dorado dry spell!!!|
|Views were great from the nice hike above El Burro Cove.|
|But like all Baja hikes, it was HOT!!!|
|Finding many of the native petroglyphs on boulders was interesting. Baja has many such sites.|
|Another inspirational Baja sunset|
And finally, for those of you who have read this far, here is a little bonus wildlife video, shot off the boat a few days ago.....have fun!!