Next morning we went ashore and explored the town. A very friendly town, we were stopped by a fellow from Alaska who now lives in Bahia Asuncion. We chatted for a while and hadn't walked more than 50 feet down the street when we were stopped again, this time by a Canadian woman who invited us to her house for a beach party.
We had to decline because we were committed to a pot luck on In the Mood, along with Wandering Star, Reaction and Promise that evening. Pictured left to right: Gord, Gary, Malcolm, Russ, Tom.
Coming back to the boat after the potluck, we were escorted by a seal that frolicked beside and underneath the dinghy all the way. I was sure he would jump right in the dinghy as we were trying to climb aboard. So we decided to hoist the dinghy out of the water in case the seal got any ideas about using it for a comfortable bed that night!
There was much discussion about a building weather front that was heading down the coast so we decided to remain in the anchorage until the weather settled. A panga came to the boat and we were able to trade 2 bottles of our Two Buck Chuck for 6 lobster. We had a delicious dinner that evening and had plenty left over the next day for a pasta dish.
Since the weather seemed to have settled, we decided to sail to Santa Maria with Reaction at dawn. It would be an overnight sail plus 2 days.
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