Thursday, June 2, 2011

Punta Pulpito – May 17-18, 2011

We left San Juanico and went north along the coast to Punta Pulpito. The northern point is a huge rocky mountain with an arch at the tip. It also has a vein of black obsidian glass running through it.

I can’t believe all the jumping rays. We shot a video of a few jumping near our boats. Hopefully, I can figure out how to put his on the blog.

Jumping Rays

We decided we all needed some exercise so we were going to hike the trail to the top of this mountain. The entire beach is rocks, just getting over these rocks was hard enough, but then we had to climb a hill that went almost straight up.

After slipping quite a few times and a little whining I made it to the top. Now to climb the mountain… I don’t think I want to do that.

Brenda and Pam at the top of the hill overlooking our boats

Rick took off and left Ted, Brenda and I to watch over the anchorage and collect some black obsidian rocks, or as the legend calls them, Apache Tears. He took some great photos from near the top. Now we get to climb down the hill and over all those rocks!


Climbing over the rocks

A crab in the rocks
The next morning we had a few boat projects to do. Our exhaust hose was splitting and sea water was draining into the bilge. Rick cut off the bad section of hose and reattached it. This will work until we can get a replacement hose. Next, he went up the mast to fix the wind indicator. He has worked on this before, but it works intermittently. I think it is time to replace that too. So far we haven’t had any major problems with the boat, we consider ourselves lucky.
Rick at the top of the mast

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