We've enjoyed our stay at Conception. The beach is lovely and perfect for swimming, no jelly fish, sting rays or sea urchins around. All the marine life seems to stay on the reef, although we did see a couple of nurse sharks swimming almost at the waters edge a few days ago.
We've had a couple of other boats come and go since we've been here, all headed north. It's great weather for sailing north, but not so much for going south and east. We met a nice family with a son Coleen's age on Windswept, a Whitby 42. The kids spent all day Sunday playing together at the beach, and then later aboard Windswept. DJ and I joined them for a wonderful dinner with grilled chicken and pasta. I brought a pineapple upside down cake. It was quite the feast. We enjoyed hearing stories of their travels through the eastern and western Caribbean during the past six years. We gleaned a ton of useful information, exchanged movies and books. They even gave me some plastic egg containers as it seems we'll need those in the island. Otherwise you get all your eggs loose in plastic bag which I guess would all be scrambled by the time you got back to the boat.
So far we've not been able to make it to the creek with the turtles. We headed there on Saturday, but the waves around the point were just too rough for the dinghy. We had to turn back. Later this afternoon we're going to try hiking that direction. There isn't a trail, so we'll have to blaze our own. Hopefully we'll make it as I really want to see those turtles.
Keep you posted.
PS I heard a cool thing on the Ham radio this morning. I managed to tune in to the Panama Pacific Net which was amazing in itself. The coolest part is that the net controller was Gail from the boat Miss Gail, old friends of DJ's and someone Coleen and I met while in Marathon. I guess it's a small world out there. Glad to know they are doing well and still in Panama. Hopefully we'll see them there one day.