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... br> One note about the Mantra Rays we thought we saw during the trip after further investigation they are actual called Southern Sting Rays. There tail does contain venom this is their defence system but it is not lethal to humans but it really hurts so avoid contact. They won't attack humans best to just stay back and observe, you do have to be careful walking in the shallow sandy bottom beaches as the baby lay in the sand there we witnessed that often in Jamaica.
... to fish with no luck but we were very happy with our small little tuna.
We saw sever whales today on route but couldn't get real close to them they were shy. We saw several schools of flying fish, these fish are very cool buzz along the top of the water and fly, how they fly we do not now.
We navigated our way into a protected harbor on the Island and set anchor. I went for a snorkel near the boat not much to see lots of sand lots ...
... Sun with overnight stops at the various islands on the way. (I really dislike using the P word, but that's our current Plan.)
At least we've had everything we need while here...Internet, garbage disposal, groceries, the packing house for fresh fruit and veggies... Oh, and this harbour is full of turtles!!! We see at least ten every trip to shore. How lovely!
I don't expect to have Internet over the next few islands, so you will hear from us when we reach Provo!!! ;)
... night by some means or another so we had room service, sat on the balcony for a while then went back to bed. This morning we were up and about early, downstairs in the dining room for breakfast around 7.30. We chatted to a couple from Toronto and another couple about some of the cruises we had all done. I'm apparently abnormal for not liking that godforsaken place called Alaska !! Ah well, there ...
... careful upwind sail in ESE at 10-12 kts along the shallow obstacle course until we had to turn too far upwind and had to motor sail to reach an intermediate stop at the nice bay adjacent to Whale Head. Arriving at 1630, under 5 miles from our intended destination at Salt Pond, we were losing too much light to safely continue on.
One of two highlights of the day was getting buzzed by a US Coast Guard helicopter flying ...
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