Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Years Eve - Dec. 31, 2010

The dinghy ride to shore, Pam, Rick and Ana
Us and five other boats went to Caleta Partida for the New Years week-end. The first night, everyone gathered on Crits boat, Jasdip. The wind was blowing so hard, we got soaked going back to our boat in the dinghy. The boat rocked most of the night, so we were awake until 4:00am. The next day, which was New Years Eve, everyone rode to shore in the dinghies. We had a pot luck on the beach and a champagne toast at 5:00, which is UTC midnight.

Part of the group getting ready for New Years Eve

Time to eat

The anchorage from the beach

New Years Day was spent trying to get to the caves on the other side of Espirito Santos. To get there, we needed to go thru a little split between the islands. The tide was going out and the split was getting shallow. We had to drag the dinghy most of the way. By the time we got to the other side, the wind was blowing and the waves were about 3 feet. We gave up and headed back to the boat. We’ll save the caves for a calmer day.  That afternoon, we had everyone over to our boat for snacks and drinks. There was at least 15 people inside and quite a few dinghys  tied up off the stearn. The party lasted until late that night. The wind had stopped blowing, so we all got a good nights sleep.
Rick pulling the dink

The shallow split between the Islands

Other side of the Islands, It doesn't look as rough as it was

Dinghys off the back of the boat

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate the New Year's. Sorry we missed it!