Isla Gamez

The swells got too much for us in the SE bay on Isla Parida so on Thursday December 6, we moved further north along the shore of Parida and anchored off Isla Gamez. Gamez is a small uninhabited island with a pretty white beach facing the anchorage. Doreen has found much kayaking opportunity, but the water is not clear enough to enjoy the many reefs by snorkeling. She has seen many sea turtles on the surface while kayaking and yesterday even saw two large ones mating. They are quite large turtles and it is fun to see their heads peak above the water for a breath of air and a look-see around.

There have been four or five other boats anchored nearby while we have been here. We have had several afternoon get-togethers on the sandy beach with the other cruisers during the last week. The weather has stayed dryer, but we have had some great rain showers as well; allowing us to fill up the water tank with fresh rain water. Most mornings are sunny with drifting clouds, by mid afternoon the denser clouds arrive bringing sprinkles in the early evening and twice good downpours. Bill has spent much time adding goodies to his FotoAlbum program. He is adding items requested by users, ones that Bill thought were a good idea. He gave me a copy to check out a few days ago and I immediately found a problem which he rapidly fixed.