We sailed somewhat upwind back to Contadora Island today. Contadora is the closest to the mainland Panama. We have limited Internet here and are working on getting caught up on things.
We caught another two nice size sierras on the way here. We gave some more to Armagh since we had 4 days worth of fish, which is super nice, but hard to keep fresh and continue to delegate power for the fridge. She gave us the key lime pie, which is easily worth the trade!! And she gave us oatmeal raisin cookies this morning!! Before we left, we then took the dinghy back to the town, got another 30 eggs and 4 onions. They didn't have any fruits or vegetables in the town. We went to both stores. Not sure what day their supplies come in, but they sure are low it looks to us!!
On the way here also, Loyal noticed a shadow under the water. We all ran out to see a whale shark!!! I've heard it is whale shark season with the colder currents and have been so excited to see one! They are the largest fish and eat plankton only. We grabbed our snorkels and masks while Courage circled us back, Cassidy was the first to jump in. I got a few pictures, Loyal jumped in, and then I went! The three swimmers chased the shark, but couldn't catch up. Somehow it seems that he swims faster than we do. There were rumors that there were 2 sharks, not just the one, but I only saw one. Courage went out on a kayak and got a great view of it, making out details only 5 feet away from it. Loyal grabbed a paddleboard from the boat. Ultimately we lost track of it and all reconvened back at the boat to continue our journey.
- - -Just a quick update. Really enjoyed the whale shark.