Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Shaking the Boobies

We had a few friends join us on a very rough seven hour sail from the small rocky island of Saba to the protection of St. Martin.
These birds are known as the Brown Footed Boobies and they are one of the many fishing birds here in the caribbean.
As we were sailing through the choppy seas, the birds would hover above our decks and wait for us to crash into the front of an oncoming wave.
When our bows hit the water, we'd scare up lots of little flying fish and the boobies would swoop in for a meal. This sequence was beautiful to watch... until... We suddenly remembered that as food goes in, poo must come out, and out, and out.
The boat was becoming speckled and Sasha and I did a lot of dodging until we began evasion tactics and finally shook the boobies.

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