Saturday, April 11, 2015

East Coast Puerto Rico and the Spanish Virgins.

Feb 14-March 6, 20015

We had a great time in Puerto Rico, after the south west coast we moved on to Palmas del Mar. Met up with Seamantha and Ann Louise. Had the first ever "PR Krogen Breaksast. Enjoyed meeting Gordon on "Sea Horse" a 55' Cat that he and his wife sailed over from South Africa, 55 days at sea. We meet all kinds of fun adventuresome people. Capitan's Chris and Dave (who we meet again in Virgin Gorda), Juan the marina manager who was wonderful. He really made us all feel very welcome, hosted a dock party for us and set up our "breakfast" table and chairs. It would have been easy to stay here.

We took a side trip to Vieques in the Spanish Virgins travelled over with  Ann Louise. Bill hooks a huge fish (tuna?) fights it for an hour and a half, then it is gone. Luckily on our boat we hooked a much more manageable mahi so at least there was some fresh fish. Bill and Ann travel on to Culebra we stayed on in Vieques for a few days, loved it, Esperanza, Isabel Segunda, fun little cafe's & bars, secluded anchorages, fresh caught mutton snapper.

Back to Palmas del Mar to pick up our custom flange then on to Culebra where we hope to catch up with John & Paullette "Seamantha" and Ann Louise.  We arrive in Culebra, no fish on this short crossing and anchor behind Ann Louise at Dakity Reef. Culebra is very cruiser friendly, enjoyed the hospitality, dinning at the Dingy Dock, Zacos Tacos and beach food at Flamenco Beach. Our guests Ken & Carol arrive, we enjoy the island, rent a Jeep, move to a beautiful anchorage in Bahia de Almodovar before heading to the USVI.

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