The 6 days in San Juanico were a good break after all that sailing. We did quite some portions without any break, just because the wind was better further out at sea and getting back to shore would have added a lot of miles, or the anchorages weren’t promising.
In Scorpion Bay, everyone had fun and we caught up on some sleep. Here are a few images of the restaurant right by the beach, where Mats found some friends.
We are getting up (Mats is waking up!) early and are tired when the sun is going down. There is always something to do, really. Cooking, cleaning up, putting the dinghy together, filling up fuel, running the engine for battery power, checking oil, trying to stay clean without observing too much of that fresh water we have. That means, the dishes are first washed with salt water and then quickly rinsed with fresh water. There are two foot pumps in the kitchen and two fossils, one for salt water and one for fresh water.
The toilet is also run with salt water. We are jumping in the ocean to bathe, use the soap on deck and jump back in to wash it off. After a few days of doing that plus moist wipes, my skin starts itching and I am looking forward to some fresh water. I think everybody on board does.
The Captain thinks that jumping in the ocean is also a great way to take care of his dirty laundry!
Kruiser and Mats love messing around
But it is also kind of cool, that you try to get by a different way and learn to observe water. Getting back to more comfort, will be easy. The opposite is always harder at first and you learn to appreciate what you are used too, more again.
The water is clear and wonderful refreshing, not cold. That makes it easier for sure.