Take only memories, leave only footprints.
|Cactus outlines with birds at tips|
|Nikki in puppy heaven on top of towels and cord|
|Red beak seagull - on rocky outcrop|
|Brown booby on cactus arm|
The swells get progressively larger and none of the other boaters manage to make it to the beach. Even the pangas hesitate to navigate them. It’s time to leave for it is no longer comfortable with nowhere to visit or explore.
On our last kayaking around the bay we notice a mixture of jungle plants (bromeliads, orchids, epiphytes), growing among desert plants (various cacti). This area seems to be a transition between these two ecosystems. It’s very interesting to see.
|Epiphyte curls up when too dry - |
this one had fallen off the host tree.
We sail out and are aware to look out for various underwater rocks barely below the surface – a danger to boats. We dutifully follow waypoints to avoid them but at one moment, just below the surface appears what looks like 10 rocks barely a foot below the surface – We both hold our breath as it is too late to stop or backup. As it turns out, we believe these were a type of rays swimming in formation. Their brown coloring making them look like rocks. It wasn’t a close call after all.