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  1. #2311
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    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Watch out for those big Manta Rays .
    .Heard this story in Panama while indulging in some P Red about this guy that lost his boat in the Las Perlas Is ,informed by other yachties they saw the yacht heading out to sea. Apparently he then hired a plane and spotted his boat several miles out with a Manta wearing his anchor as a hat. We thought it was a good story but did not believe a word.
    Further up the coast a Manta rapped itself up in our anchor rode and started towing the CT 41 around. As we where on a US boat an M1 was produced and shots rang out much to the dismay of the Custom officer ashore who was ready to confiscate the boat and arrest everyone.
    Did I mention the Presidential summer palace was directly opposite the anchorage.

  2. #2312
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    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Probably not bigger than 6 to 8 ft where we are so no chance of any of that.
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    Last edited by John B; 08-07-2019 at 06:33 PM.

  3. #2313
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    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    I hope that's not your boat in the background!

    Rick

  4. #2314
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    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    No, but that is my wife trying to look big in the right foreground .
    it's shallow there with a lot of current ,so the manta rays just swim around collecting the krill etc.
    At the Yasawas it's deeper and they do loops to collect up the food. Magnificent things and quite spooky to get in the water with the first time.

    We got away from Matei finally ,it rolls there. Now at Qamea, pronounced nGamea. 50 or 75 metre wide entrance into a large relatively shallow bay, high sided and a reputation as a hurricane hole. Love it, flat calm, nice looking village. For a change it isn't overcast or drizzling, and there isn't 20 to 25 knots.
    Taveuni next door is the garden island, garden islands need water, they get it from near perpetual cloud cover, we left.
    Last edited by John B; 08-08-2019 at 02:57 PM.

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