Shortly after I sent the last post we heard a boat calling another boat on the radio in spanish. We couldn’t quite make it out the name: “poco” something. “Poco” means little in spanish. We heard it again and and I thought maybe the call was for a boat named “little whale”. Then I looked up and saw a mexican navy gun boat headed for Snug Harbor at full speed. Then it dawned on me – “Poco Valero”, which is spanish for “little sailboat” – they want Snug Harbor!
I responded on the VHF radio. They wanted to know the name of our boat, the captain’s name, number of crew, where we left from and where were headed to.
After I provided all the info they wished us a nice day and sped off. Just a friendly bunch of Navy guys doing their job…..