Leaving Gulf of Fonseca
31 March 2008 | Puesta del Sol, Nicaragua; 12 36.824 N, 87 20.977 W
Had Gervin show us out the estero, we dropped him off and said good bye and he got into Giovanni's dinghy and was off. Giovanni happened to call as we were heading out the gulf. We headed to Puesto del Sol Nicaragua. We had a few dolphins visit us, but only for a minute or two. Jenaya didn't get a chance to see them. Then they did see a whole load of sea creatures in the water, jelly fish, squid- maybe, fish, just below the surface for quite a while as we past a reef area between us and the shore. Did some sailing, but the wind was not in our favor, and we motored some, motor sailed some, got a good boost right at the beginning of leaving the gulf, but it didn't last long. We ended up arriving to our next anchorage in the dark. Had a heck of a time finding the sea bouy, but then came real close! Finally found the marker bouys to the estero entrance so we could anchor just before the entrance. Found the first marker bouy and headed to the North of it. Tried anchoring once, but thought we were too close to shore and so hauled up again and got a better spot. What a day! 12 hours from anchor up to anchor down. We had instant Thai soups mixed with tofu for a quick dinner- Bridget fixed it while we were at the final minutes of anchoring and did a great job. We all crashed early and got right up at it again the next day.