Our Mondays here in the Sea of Cortez are not quite the same as they were in Northern California.
After our early morning hike on Isla San Francisco, we set out to snorkel. This attempt was foiled as soon as we were about to get in the water as the easterly winds picked up and whitecaps were quickly forming. We hurried back to the dinghy, rowed out to the boat and decided to wait out the easterly wind at Bahia Amortajada on San Jose Island which is known for having mangrove lined channels perfect for dinghy racing.
As soon as we arrived the north Bahia Amortajada anchorage we were visited by a handful of bees. Scout bees looking for fresh water. Our boat is covered with salt, how could they possibly be interested in us?
After our dinghy adventure we returned to the boat to rinse off with fresh water. As soon as I finished my fresh water rinse on the foredeck I saw a bee land in the water and lift its butt up and down several times- it looked like a happy dance.
Yeah, wait till I tell the guys about all this fresh water I found!
As we have head tales of bees completely covering a boat in search for water in such great numbers that the boat looks black from a distance, I ran back to the cockpit and said, “Conor, we have to leave NOW!!!”
15 minutes later we weighed anchor and made our way back to Isla San Francisco.