|Pantropical Spotted Dolphin bow riding Narama|
We have entered the “Horse Latitudes” (the belt between the northwesterlies of higher latitudes and the NE trade winds). It means very light diurnal land and sea breezes, but usually not enough to sail. All this motoring in the last few days means that our fridge has never been so cold, or our batteries so strong. One benefit of this becalmed period is that it’s easier to spot wildlife. We’ve seen many humpbacks as we’ve come down the coast, some large groups of adults and a few mother/calf pairs. Some calves are so young that they are still floppy and helpless. We have also seen our first Spotted Dolphins – now it really feels like we’re in the tropics!
Yesterday we persevered and had the blooper up; it still took most of the day to sail 9 miles into La Cruz.
|Thanks 'Sweet Destiny' for the photo!|