29 April 2012 | La Paz
While I have nothing in particular to write about, I just couldn't resist this photo of a baby Frigate bird that I took on Isla Isabela a few weeks ago. It really is the most amazing island to visit here as you can walk among all the birds and babies and as long as you don't get with in more than a couple of feet, they just don't seem to care too much. I'll try and get a photo gallery up of some of the baby birds. We were lucky enough to see some newly hatched Seagull chicks as well.
Presently we are in La Paz and the wind has been blowing for a steady 2 days now. It has actually been quite chilly the last few days although if your north of 30 (degrees in latitude) I'm sure you think I'm making it up when I say chilly. It has been 17 celcius on the last two mornings when we got up. With the wind chill factor added in it's brrrrrrr out there. I know poor us... (it has warmed up considerably since this morning and now it's 27 celcius out there)
We are planning to leave La Paz in a day or two and set off to explore some more of the coast and islands between here and Loretto. Probably be out of internet range for a few weeks or more. The Ham radio really comes in handy then as we use it to stay in touch with friends and family as well as post the occasional blog. If you are planning on cruising, I would say don't leave home without a HF Marine radio and a pactor modem it is a very useful piece of equipment. Plus you can download weather information and check in with various nets to stay in touch with the world when your cell phone and internet are unable to pick up a signal.
Guess I've rambled on enough this morning so hasta la vista.