12 November 2012 | Venezuela
This just keeps getting better! Las Aves is beautiful. As we were sailing in we heard the Guardia Costa hailing someone, we presumed it was us. All that time studying Spanish and I got very little of it. So I tried hailing them back but got no response. They did stop calling though. We were on Aves de Barlovento which is twenty miles upwind do the Guardia station so no big deal. The island is named Aves which means birds in Spanish because there are thousands of birds. (Tina you would have loved it). We spent the first night in one of the bays which was nice. The second night we moved out onto the reef. There is a horseshoe reef that goes for miles. You can anchor your boat right in front of the reef and it feels like you are anchored in the middle of the ocean, really cool. We spent hours snorkeling every afternoon. Zack tows along on his boogie board so when he gets tired he can chill. He is getting really good at diving down to see fish and he loves it as long as we are seeing stuff. We need to get moving but we really don't want to. You could spend a month here and not even see half of it.