Waiting Waiting Waiting...
22 September 2011 | Bahia de los Angeles
Yes we are waiting for news on a potential hurricane which is now been named. Hilary is brewing well over 500 miles south of us but is moving in a Northwest direction which follows the direction of the Mexican coastline. At this point there is absolutely no danger to us. By Sat. or Sun. we should have more of an idea what direction it will be heading or if it is dying out. So although we have plans to move slightly more north this weekend, we are being prudent and waiting to hear what is going on with Hilary. We are only an hour away from our Hurricane Hole at this point so there are no worries here. Actually as I write this blog we are anchored in front of the village. We only have internet access if we go into to town to one of the hotels or the internet cafe so I am posting this blog on the ham radio. I did go into town yesterday and upload some photos of the area and the Full Moon party so have a look. Last week we were in the anchorage of Don Juan (hurricane hole) and one night while having dinner in the cockpit with some guests on board, we spotted a rapidly moving star moving along and getting brighter and brighter as it went. It got quite large and turned a bright green colour before fizzling out to nothing. It turns out it was a meteor entering the atmosphere. It was pretty neat to see that. And we hear that on the 23rd of this month there is a satelite that is going to be entering the atmosphere and burning up and that it may be visible in this area. So we will be looking upwards on that day for sure. While in Don Jaun, we were treated to a nightly chorus of wild coyotes and it is a very earie sound. Also most evenings at dusk the dolphins would come into the bay and do some fishing for their dinner. So it was a good place to be sitting outside each evening. The weather had cooled down a little last week to the point where you needed a sheet on for a part of the night. Well it seems we got too excited about the prospect of some cooler weather as it has warmed up once again. Oh well it was a taste of what is to come in the next month or two. I'm sure you're probably rolling your eyes as I say that because winter is coming on and some of you are even getting cold at night. But for us it will be a welcome relief to get some cooler weather. The downside of that is that the water gets cooler too. We returned to the village yesterday and were greeted by a couple of whale sharks swimming around the boat. They didn't stay around for very long and we haven't seen them yet today. Hopefully we will get a few more chances to observe them before they disappear for the cooler months. Well that's about all we have been up to lately. I'll let you know what happens in the next week or so regarding the hurricane or the lack of a hurricane which would be the better of the two options.