The knock on the boat comes early in the morning … it is the Park Rangers. Viking II has been anchored in Partida Cove for several days … this sunrise visit by the authorities can’t be good! I say “buenos dias”; in English, the young researcher tells me that they will be tagging turtles at the fishing village in fifteen minutes and cruisers are welcome to watch. No coffee … no breakfast … fire up the dingy and head to the beach.
This is the monthly turtle tagging by the government. Nets were set up last night; local fisherman assist with the task; young research interns add to the ambiance.
They will probably tell their friends about the crazy people to avoid on Isla Espiritu Santo.