09.07.2009 - 11.07.2009
Because we made the journey down to Capuragana it meant we didn't have to sail right out into the ocean, instead we were able to hug onto the coastline and reducing the roughness of the journey. Every night we made it to a sheltered by formed by small islands linked to reefs.
We tried to break up the small journeys by stopping off at some of the nicer looking islands along the archipelago limiting sailing times to about 5 hours depending on the weather. The sea was filled with so much life, even around the islands i saw more starfish in one day than in the whole of the rest of my life (not that i am much of a starfish enthusiast, they dont do much!)..
- Beach on one of the San Blas Islands
Whilst sailing we mainly just sat around on the boat reading and soaking up some sun although just sitting out without sun screen on for 5 minutes meant you could already feel your skin burning.
- Just before setting off one morning.
- Relaxing at the front of the boat
During the evenings depending on how close you were to the islands and how strong the wind was you could get eaten alive by the mosquito's i did feel like i was cheating a bit when me and Joe busted out the laptop and started watching The Wire, but that show is just too addictive!
- Watching the Wire (every night)
- One of the islands at dusk
One day we managed to catch a massive 3 foot Marlin (apparently) off the back of the boat, the rocking of the boat mixed with the massive amount of guts that fish produced made for a sketchy 30 minutes, also to kill the writhing sharp toothed fish was to take a screw driver to its head! The first split into 8 massive 3 inch thick steaks with loads more left over and was possibly the nicest freshest fish i have ever eaten. We caught a smaller one the following day and i did the honours of killing and gutting although it wasn't quite the same as something that could have bitten your hand off!
Warning the following video shows scenes of gore and severe animal cruelty.