Monday, August 27, 2012
We have spent most of our cruising time at anchor, either tucked inside some little cove or beside a town, and except for a very short spell in Roatan and Key West we haven't been tied to a dock. However, Vlad had to go back to the U.S. for a couple of days, and we decided that it made more sense for stay at a marina for a week, rather than have me alone at an anchorage. I would have a no good, very bad time on my own if a storm blew in and the anchor dragged. I'm sure I would manage, but that kind of thing is infinitely better with more than one person.
So we are docked at Red Frog Marina on Isla Bastimentos, which is a couple of islands over from Bocas Town, and we've been spoiling ourselves with water and power usage. You forget what it is like to not worry about having enough water to wash the dishes or whether you can run the fan and charge the camera batteries at the same time. I actually washed the boat the other day with fresh water! And soap! Also, we've been using two fans with lights turned on at the same time, while charging our electronics. It's mind boggling, really.
Anyway, we can't get too used to this extravagant lifestyle because it's back to the hook for us when Vlad returns and then just a couple more weeks in Bocas before we head to the San Blas.