Today, just as we were finally getting a good rain, we got swarmed by a lot of bees.  They first tried landing on the main boom and we swatted, killing and driving them off.  Then they tried for the aft boom but again we swatted them away.  They eventually headed for the top of the mizzen mast but we kept shaking the halyard and the sun came out and off they all went.  We were bothered by some bees until dark. 

This was the first good rain shower that we have had since we arrived.  Until this shower we have had lots of clouds and lots of drizzle but not enough water falls at any one time to wash the deck of the salt we accumulated on our passage.  Our decks are now salt free but there are many dead bees to clean up!