|22° Halo with Parhelia
Cruisers care!!! Those of us living on sailboats are far more in tune with the natural world... Because we live in a tiny self sufficient home, we have to make our own power in one way or another.
|Traces of a rare 46° Halo
It also means that if we aren't going to bed at 6:30 when it gets dark... we use more of that precious stored energy for lighting our interior for cooking and reading.
|Don't feel too badly for me... I'm entertaining myself with this!
I know... bring on the violins! But really, we're going stir crazy here! So after long hours and days onboard... almost ANYTHING is exciting to us!
|Raining Morning Light
|You could say that looks corroded!
|Cleaner connector (just up from center)
|Picking out Brussel sprouts
|Huevos Revueltos, Jamón y queso...mmmm
We aren't even sure that this is the correct "dock" but if it isn't... nobody could possibly care. It's that ratty!
|Bruce toting the clean bag of laundry away...
|Yes, we have to wade out to our "car".
|It looked like rain on our way back to the boat but it held off until we got aboard... then it opened up! Luck!
I have to stand by my premise that you're not dining right unless you're dining with animals... Chickens on the tables are no exception.
For those of you who do not know... there is a strictly enforced "No-feeding-the-chickens-from-your-plate" rule here. Just don't do it!
|A rainbow slid over the top of Odin
|Like a movie theatre... without the movie.. or popcorn...
|Now in the morning light we see our ferry!
|Old Customs House in Fajardo, PR
|The Ferry area in Fajardo
|Boarding to return to Culebra at 3:00 pm
It was a fun outing and the Ferry is inexpensive enough to do it frequently... and they don't mind you bringing back packages. If we stay here long enough we may make another run!
|Different boat, different seating
|No photos of the boat at our side... we were too busy!
Did we drag, is that the keel scraping the bottom??? A quick look outside and we knew it wasn't us dragging, but our neighbor and fellow Texan. We'd been meaning to get together but not like THIS!!!
Bruce and I scrambled up topside to assess the situation... I had the forethought to pull on some shorts, Bruce and the guy on the other boat? Both in their skivvies and seeming not to care!
|Finally the anchor was free and they motored far, far away!
The big problem was that the guy was single handing. There was nobody to man the helm while he worked at getting the anchor chain in. Eventually the boats were separated enough to allow him to motor away from us and after several attempts to pull up the anchor, a local man joined him and they were able to get it pulled up. Luckily it didn't disrupt our anchor at all. After it was all said and done, he posted a very short video on Facebook. I was amused to know where priorities lie... but glad that there was a video!
The winds have actually let up briefly and we were encouraged to go ashore for some exercise. All of this cooking and eating and drinking are doing me in! I must have a walk!
|The other grocery store... not open yet.
|But sharing breakfast with a chicken was fun...
|We found a small park with this monument and a view of our boat out in the bay
|Public dock near the gym...
|Treadmills in the FREE gym!
|Contemplating working out in the FREE gym!
|I love the use of bottle bottoms in the wall here...
|Hardware store. We found parts for a small project... must measure and return!
|Up hill walk...
|We found another grocery store up that hill!
|On second look this is art!
|Planes fly overhead from the nearby airport
We thoroughly enjoyed our exploration on foot, which is nice... because it may be a while before we have any more excitement...
But I have to be thankful when I think about all of the people who are having REAL snow days... And temperatures plummeting into the single digits... while we enjoy lows in the high 70s and lower 80s... at the end of December...
This could help! CHEERS!