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If you found this blog via a link from a cruising site ~ we did cruise Mexico on our Ocean 49 cat for a season. See the first text box on the right for links to our preparations, trip down Baja, life in Mexico, cruising and trip back up to SoCal. Unfortunately we are back to the grind in the USA...

Saturday, October 25, 2008

No Name Cove #7 ~ Small Fish Aquarium Including Baby Medusas Day

Up, coffee, listen to weather.
Whoa - deja vu back to cruising life!
I read in the cockpit and then swam a few laps around the boat.
Looked over at "Sweet Lorraine".Looked at the cliffs.Read some more.
Went back in the water.
Ate some lousy lunch.

Time to snorkle!
Got our gear together and headed over to the North West point to explore.
The water was a perfect temp of 84.5 degrees ~ gotta love that!
Lots and lots of small fish ~ bright blue damsels, sargent majors, little red ones that would sit on the rocks, a big school of striped "rat patrols", black fish, gray fish and a bunch more that we don't know what to call them (as if black fish and gray fish were official fish names...) and my favorite little tiny jellyfish or "agua maleys" (bad water).
Ouch.
Ouch.
Ouch on my arms.
Ok, after about 10 ouches I said enough and we headed back to the dinghy.
Welts on both arms, so back to the big boat so Jim could squeeze limes on the welts.
A lime later, all better.

Took a little nap.
Jumped in to rinse the lime juice off my arms.
Read, float, read, float until time to clean up and head to "Sweet Lorraine" for another great dinner!
Kellie's stuffed mushrooms, steaks, baked potatoes and my grilled red, yellow and green bell peppers with onions and pineapple!

Looked at our boat from their boat.Then enjoyed another evening of watching the stars and planets from their cockpit.

4 comments:

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Nice to know that lime juice counteracts jellyfish stings, thanks.

84.5... A friend of ours won't even get in the pool unless it's at least 30 C (86 F). He's such a wuss. He also wears jackets when I'm in shorts and a tank top --yup, he's a fair dinkum aussie.

townsendtales said...

You are disgusting....need I say more? Sounds like such a disgusting life! You are miserable. OK, so I have had a couple of glasses of wine and am jealous. I love you anyway!

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Supposedly urine does too, but I would rather my hubby squeeze a lime on me, than pee on me. :)

Ha ha Suzie - have another glass of wine so you can compliment me more like you did on your next comment! I love you anyway too!

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Supposedly urine does too, but I would rather my hubby squeeze a lime on me, than pee on me. :)
But you could put the pics on the 'net and make a fortune! LOL!