FLOATING BIRD SANCTURY
11 October 2011 | 11 58'N:73 44'W, Off coast of Columbia
Our little floating island is turning into quit the petting zoo! We have a resident green tweetie bird that flys all over the boat, inside and out! Keeps us amuzed! We had a hawk make multipule landing attempts on the boat lastnight during a wicked storm... here was his best landing! one talon stuck in our windgenerator!!! Lucky for him and us, the generatrors weren't spinning!!!! He would land on one blade and his weight would turn the blades and wack him in the head, so he would let go and try again! I was shinning a light at the solar panels for a better landing spot, but he was set on landing on them darn windgeneratrors! He finally did make an emergency landing on the forward deck and was holding on for dear life!!! While the hawk was "calling the ball" to land, lightning and thunder was all around us! HOLY CRAP! is all i can say! plus I had a pod of dolphins playing around the boat! Dad and Chad were safely tucked inside during most of the excitment lastnight. We have been trying to do 2 hours on and 4 hours off, but everynight we get hit with a storm! :( Today has been zero to light winds off the nose, so we have been motoring for since noon...almost 2 hours now. This current and wind off the nose is making forward progress less than desirable! ugh!!!! Everybody is enjoying the fresh tuna, goolosh, french toast and cold canned fruits. I don't think we are loosing any weight yet. Sleep is still hard to come by for all of us.... Just when you doze off, a wave pounds the underbelly of the cat and BOOM!!! You're awake again. We all looking forward to dropping the anchor in some beautiful calm warm waters!!!! We did a swim call again today... It sure is spooky jumping off into "space" especially with a dive mask on! yicks! Our bee population has been wiped out by the trusty fly-swatter brigade! haha We haven't had any more moths or bugs since our little tweety bird took up residence! I'll take more photos when something comes up... so far, trying to sleep and making things to eat. Chow from the three amigos! PS. no spell checker! ugh!