San Blas - Words still fail me

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1 January to 31 December

There are a lot of fish photos on this page, if icthyology bores you scroll down to the homanid stuff. Butter Hamlet (Hypoplectrus unicolor)

I Spotted this eagle ray while on the deep side of the reef...

he was very tame and docile

Aetobatus narinari

Glasseye Snapper (Heteropriacanthus cruentatus)

Juvenile Sharksucker (Echeneis naucrates) Trying to stick to Laura.

Hermit Crab in an unused Conch shell.

Under that same log, a crab, and a group of Blackbar Soldierfish (Myripristis jacobus) Many of these photos are actually screen shots from a video shot with the Go-Pro camera. We made a little tripod and park it in the area of interest and leave it there running while we back away. This allows nature to take it's course.

Trumpetfish (Aulostomus maculatus), strange to see it horizontal.

Juvenile Yellowtail Damselfish, very difficult to film, they are very mobile. (Microspathodon chrysurus)

A variety of other fishies accompany this Spotfin Butterflyfish (Chaetodon ocellatus)

Quite rare to see this Black Durgeon (Melicthys niger)

Spider Crab. Amazingly powerful claws.

Ocean Surgeonfish (Acanthurus bahianus)

Laura approaches this Blue Striped Grunt (Haemulon sciurus) while he is examining the camera. The fish in the background appears in the next shot.

..A Queen Triggerfish (Balistes vetula)

Caribbean Spiny Lobster

Squirrelfish (Holocentrus adscensionis), never leave far from their homes in the daylight.

Juvenile Grey Angelfish (Pomacanthus arcuatus)

Porcupinefish (Diodon hystrix)

Long Snout Seahorse (Hippocampus reidi) Very rare to see and very small so this is enlarged, explaining the poor quality.

We also found a Gecko on our dinghy. Laura wanted it as a pet. He sat there and caught flies if they came aboard. Laura also put down a little water bowl and a food bowl of mashed Banana.

Some great Kiteboarding was had in the windy season.

One of the highlights of the year so far were our good friends we met in Mallorca who own the boat Rafael Verdera, a sailing boat launched in 1841. Here Nuria, Mikel, Sarah and Inaki prepare to go on a hike up the river and jungle with Lisa.

Taxi to the Jungle.

Mikel telling Michael about Bitcoin.

Viva los novios!!!

Chillin instead of freezing in a wintery Europe.

The Go-Pro camera's on/off button is on the front, so there are always some funny selfies like this...

Mikel explaining to Joyce the intricacies of . . Bitcoin.

Nuria and Laura are good friends, they make each other laugh, usually to the extent of requiring a change of underwear.

Another evening, another partay!


The regular culprits, plus Sharon

Christine and Alexis, met them in 2010 in Trinidad.