Wintertime, not much to do - good time to look at sailing pics.
And there are some with animals on board. Wild animals visiting.
I heard about monkeys entering off Borneo (not sure if this story developed after several beers at the sailing clubs bar)...
but I saw pics of boobies peacefully sitting on deck (what was so far okay) until they started to eat up everything that looked like plastic or rubber.
Here are our wild guests (very small compared to monkeys and boobies though)
A Black Redstart ¬* (Phoeicurus ochrurus)¬* ¬* arriving just shortly after sunrise right in the middle of the Kattegat between Denmark and Sweden
starting to enter the boat
sitting on the saloon brass lamp for hours, even pooping on it (since then the brass is very shiny). Hours later it came back out, flying a couple loops around the boat, sat down on the deck and finally left hours later close to the swedish coast.
Or this juvenile robin (Erithacus Rubecula) visiting years ago on a dark calm October night on the North Sea
it also entered, hopped around my table, but not at all interested in¬*bread
juv erithacus rubecula.jpg
It left with the first morning light.
And still on another very stormy autumn day on the North Sea (Outer Silver Pit) this doestic dove (deriv Columbia Livia) that literally fell into the cockpit...
deriv columbia livia.jpg
... sat there all night and found out that the helmsmen's boots are even warmer to sit on.
It got up the next morning...
and then finally left on a position not too far away from Den Helder (NED)
What were your temporary guests?