Thursday, December 11, 2014 Blue Footed Boobies

Woke up:  Ensenada Grande, Isle Partido, Mexico

Went to sleep:  Ensenada Grande, Isle Partido, Mexico

Blue Footed Boobies

Soon after coffee, we jumped into our dinghies and motored off in search of the Blue Footed Boobies.  The guide book indicated a rookery on the south shore of Las Cuevitas.  We looked and looked but found no boobies.

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As we motored back to our respective vessels, about a quarter mile away, we passed an ancient looking shrimping boat.  I said, “Peter, let’s see if they’ll sell us some shrimp.”  We dinghied alongside this 70-foot vessel and hailed the skipper.  Somehow, despite our abysmal Spanish, we were able to make him understand we wanted to buy some shrimp.

He generously handed over a 25 pound Wah Hoo and two pounds of medium size shrimp.

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Then we had to make him understand we didn’t have any money but we would be back.  “Uno momento, por pavor.”  “No problemo” he said.  We raced home, put the shrimp in the freezer and Peter quickly cleaned the Wah Hoo.

We put together a gift bag containing a jar of Ragu, a package of pasta, a container of parmesan cheese, half a dozen bite size Snickers and 200 pesos (about $16).  Peter and Jake motored the gift bag back to the old man on the fishing boat and he was happy.  “Mucho gracias.  Mui Bien.” he said.

Soon after, everyone wanted to do yoga on the beach.  After our grueling uphill bolder scramble two days ago, I knew everyone would appreciate extra attention to the buttocks.

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We again met on the beach at 4:00 pm.  We gathered fire wood, dug a fire pit and started a fire.  We played a game of Bocci Ball while the sun fell below the horizon and then quickly turned our attention toward grilling the fish and the shrimp.  We rounded out the meal with spaghetti squash, garlic mashed potatoes and brownies.

After dinner, we sat around the camp fire and played Two Truths and a Lie.

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About Susan M. Gierga

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