Such a beautifully warm, bright day – just made for a relaxing float in the dinghy.   So we explored the mangrove islands surrounding the anchorage.


Meanwhile, Motu Iti enjoyed a little alone time on her mooring.  (The yellow and blue jugs on deck are extra diesel and water.)

P1300262We assembled essential provisions in this little red bucket.


Wine, beer, chips, chocolate and strawberries.  (Our wine selection today was Menage a Trois, in honor of the happy hour wine served at the local gathering place of my former colleagues in DC.)

Then it was off to the mangroves.


We saw lots of wildlife.  Here are some dolphins fishing – none approached the boat.  Shy, I guess.



Herons are ubiquitous; prehistoric-looking yet somehow elegant.


Okay, these aren’t the sharpest pictures, but it’s tricky from a moving boat.



We watched this osprey catch a fish and then take it way up to the top of this tree to eat it.


We didn’t see any manatees, but the sign is some evidence that they’re around.


All in all, a lovely day – just drifting around seeing what we could see.

6 thoughts on “Dinghy Adventures

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