For the next two days, the wind blew
15-20 knots with higher gusts. We spent the time exploring Oyster and
Whitewater Bays along and near the Wilderness Trail. We puttered along with
dinghy and with Wanderer. Without GPS this area would be a real challenge.
We anchored for hours and watched dolphins jump and osprey and pelicans
dive. Flocks of birds winged through the mangroves. Some would land in the
trees nearby. Wildlife was on constant display.
Daytime temperatures barely made 60 degrees and frost
coated the deck one morning. Because of the wind and the cool temperatures,
we think February the best time to cruise this area.
Mid afternoon we rafted with Kant Miss for a few
hours to hear of their travels. Mel and Mary Lou spent four months over the winter
aboard the boat each of the last three years. Mel mentioned that he was 82
years old. Go Mel and Mary Lou.