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

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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.

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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.

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

 

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Herons are ubiquitous; prehistoric-looking yet somehow elegant.

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

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

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

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

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