Sea Lion update
Bill and Caroline
Wed 13 Mar 2013 18:34
The difficult dilemma of sea lion repulsion systems appears to be resolved. The mighty fender (rescued in the Las Perlas) and the yellow fender (rescued in the San Blas) have been installed to great effect and we no longer have sea lions sitting at the table, lying on the cockpit cushions and commandeering the steps. Other boats have not been so fortunate with their patented systems and have been woken to find impressively large male sea lions on board, usually around 2am, and they've not always known the best way to gently encourage them to leave via the transom steps.
In town the sea lions lie everywhere within easy reach of the sea. The smell is, well interesting, but apparently we soon won't notice it at all. Benches are off limits to people, dogs wander around the sleeping hulks, steps are not for stepping on but rather for reclining on, and relaxation is the order of the day interspersed by moments of excitement and exuberance.
Woke to find that the previously mentioned sea lion prevention system is not quite as effective as hoped.
So cute, but not all that good for the trampoline and huge amounts of Fairy Liquid (if only we could get it) required to scrub off the greasy stain left behind.