|The water filled crater at the top of Isla Isabel|
|Taking a rest|
|Brown boobie bird with her chick|
|Local fishermen sorting out their sailboat catchers, I mean nets.|
|Savannah and other boats anchored on the southern side of the island|
|Jake had a time keeping his hands off these things|
After getting back to the boat, Jake and I did a little further research on the frigate bird. We found out that the male frigate bird puffs up his air sack to look like a giant red balloon. He does this to attract the females. They feed on fish but get their fish from robbing gulls, gannets, and terns. When they steal from the gannet birds they first ask/demand politely for their fish…if they fail to respond, they grab their tails and shake vigorously. When the gannets drop the fish, the frigate bird swoops down and catches it before it hits the water. Jake got to see this first hand on the beach with his dad. Sounds like dinner on our boat when we have sushi.
|Jake posing with boobie bird|
|Trying his best to open this rotten coconut with a stick|
Andy was able to make a few dives and produce some pretty decent photos there, too…. Enjoy.
|Some sort of blenny|
|Lots of eels on the east side of the island.|
Finally, for those thinking about anchoring here, it's a little rolly but worth the stop. We thought we were tight with 3 boats in here but by the time we left, there were six all together. It's a rocky bottom with a few patches of sand. Andy didn't sleep very good while we were here but we would both stop here again if given the chance. And if you're wondering, nope, by some sort of miracle, we never got pooped on.