Dolphins, Fish, Birds and Monkeys

We are still anchored in peaceful Bahia Honda and are surrounded by lots of life.  There is a small village on the island in the center of the bay and our friend Domingo and his family live on shore nearby, farming a small piece of land.  He and his family have brought us lemons, mandarins, bananas and some cilantro.  We went ashore one afternoon to visit with them and came home with all of grandma’s few family photos that were mostly old polaroid photos and in bad shape.  Bill scanned them and I worked magic with a photo program and we printed up 16 photos renewed for her.

Domingo

The bay has very little other human life so the sea life abounds.  There are lots of schools of fish jumping at various times of the day and the dolphins come into feed.  In the mornings and evenings there is a lot of racket onshore as the  howler monkeys yell at each other.  They are not very large monkeys but they do make a rather loud howl.  We have a flock of little birds that visit us each day  chirping to each other.  The bay is well protected and quite calm and the water is clear enough that we are going to try snorkeling off one of the points later today.  I have enjoyed looking into the water watching the schools of fish as I paddle over the rocky points in the bay.  We spend much of our day reading, doing little projects on Lanikai and Bill is again working on his FotoAlbum program.