26 May 2012 | Isla Isabela, Galapagos
We had a "water day" -- first we dinghied 10 5 gal jugs of water out to the boat to fill our tanks and then we spent the rest of the afternoon in the water. But we weren't playing in the water, we were working. We took advantage of the nice day to clean the Galapagos Green off the bottom of the dinghy and the anchor chain. While the water in the anchorage is clear and clean it is full of nutrients and some nice thick grass has been growing since we've been here and it was time to get it all cleaned up in preparation for our departure.
In the past we've taken the dinghy ashore and flipped it over for its bottom scrubbing, but we saw a guy from one of the tour boats clean an inflatable right out at anchor by taking the engine off and then just flipping it over -- looked like a lot more fun than the other way and it was. So once the dinghy was cleaned and floating upright again, we took a scrub brush to the anchor chain and got the green off of it so it won't be a big mess when we haul it up on Monday.