Got The Dock Off The Boat
16 March 2013 | La Paz
After a period of time that is just way to long, Eagle and her crew have finally broke the bounds of our dock in Marina Palmira and headed back our the islands for a little anchor time. And it feels good!!
This trip served several purposes, first and foremost, and respite from town, no matter how much we love la Paz we really like being out and away, on our anchor.. Second, it is an opportunity to sea trial the new transmission parts. On this subject, everything worked perfect!! And third, it is a bit like a date night. Just a little Tom & Jeanne time. We have been so busy, especially with all the work I have been doing on O.P.B.'s (other peoples boats) that we are especially happy to just have some time to ourselves.
So early this morning, we un-tied the dock lines and are now anchored out in one of our favorite little hideaways, Caleta Lobos. Today has been one of the warmest days of the year with not a cloud to be seen, 93 outside, and 92 in the cabin...with a very nice light breeze.
As a side note, we have been questioned several times about our camera gear. Jeanne and I both shoot with Nikon D90's for the body. We have a pair of D40's as well as back ups, and for when we just need to have two cameras going at the same time. We a quite a few lenses that we use, depending on the shot we are trying to get. In our arsenal, you will find a 55mm micro, a 18-135mm, 18-105mm, 28-70mm, 10-24mm, 55-200mm, a 70-300mm. Tom uses a mono pod quite a bit for bird shooting and we both tripods. Jeanne's is quite a bit heavier, and more stable, while Tom's is much lighter and easier to carry around in the brush.
In regard to our pictures, we both want to thank our faithful followers for the many compliments we have gotten on our photography work. Also, thanks to every one who bought this years bird calendar. It was a great success and has sold out.