Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Culebra, Spanish Virgins

Just Dave and I on the boat and St Thomas was getting old after Carnival we decided to follow the wind to the Spanish Virgins. We had a slow but comfortable sail over to the Town of Culebra on the island of the same name. I found the change from the US Virgins refreshing.

The language is Spanish mostly, and it is low key. We anchored in Ensenada Honda and the town is readily available and a cut in the coral allows access to the other side of the island. The cut is where the restaurants and Dinghy Dock Pub is located. A good watering hole for thirsty sailors! We also had an excellent meal at Mamacitas of spare ribs and Blackened grouper. For those of you that have never had grouper it is a firm white fish and quite tasty.

The next day we sailed over to Coyos de Pena which is a National Park with mooring balls so the coral and sea grass does not get destroyed. Great snorkeling and a very comfortable anchorage and beautiful scenery with the typical sunset slowing sinking into the sea with the mountains of Puerto Rico off in the distance.

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