Friday, August 5, 2016

Sunset visitor

Our sunset visitor. He (she?) Is sitting on top of the old radar pole. (I moved the radar to the mast to get more range. Apparently most people don't realize that radar is line of sight. Mounted on top of the pole it has an effective range of about 5 miles to the horizon. People set the range to 32 miles and think they can actually see that far.....)

These birds are remarkably unconcerned about people. I was 4 feet from him when I took the picture. He just looked at me. We had one land on Reboot when we were coming from Panama. MIke swatted at him with a boat hook. He just squawked and stayed in place. These are big birds. One would not want to get into a fight with them.

The downside is that tomorrow morning we will need to scrub the solar panels. Not fun.

XO just sat and looked. I think he was smart enough to realize this was a bad place to try to and go on the attack. When he was a kitten he got up on the panels once and realized he had no traction. Reboot healed and he almost went flying into the water.

Fair winds and following seas :)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Here is a new twist on my cruising experience... Bali volcano: Thousands evacuated, travel advisory issued as Mt Agung threatens to erupt - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-22/mt-agung-bali-volcanoo-hundreds-evacuated-amid-eruption-fears/8976224 Fair winds and following sea...