We arrived at Bahia Santa Maria just on time for a cold anti pasta plate and iced wine after a quiet night of sailing and motoring in smooth seas. Does life get any better than 30 degrees in the sunshine with a water temperature of 26 degrees? We watched a small pod of whales welcome us into the Bay with exuberant slapping of tails. Saw our first frigate circling above and the pelicans are lining the reef beside us watching for their dinner. We are anchored in 8 metres and I can clearly see the bottom through translucent emerald green water. A slight breeze whispers across the water. Paradise? I think I will go for a swim!