Current Location: Carlos Rosarion Beach Mooring, Culebra, Puerto Rico
Miles Traveled: 9
Weather: Partly cloudy, breezy (15-20), occasional showers, low-80s
Highlights: Dropped the mooring ball after breakfast this morning and motor-sailed out of the harbor and up around the NE side of the island. Wind was from the SE at 15 knots, but we only had a short trip, so raised just the jib. Dropped anchor in about 20 feet in the SE corner of Bahia de Marejada (which I think translates to Bay of the Jade Sea). Amy's ears have been bothering her a bit, so Terry took the dinghy over to the west side for some snorkeling and lobster hunting, and discovered some of the best coral and fish we've seen so far this year, but no lobster. Tried the NE corner of the bay, hunted a bit, and was just about to give up when a big lobster decided to stick his head out a hole. Ten minutes later, the lobster was snared and in the dinghy, and shortly after, was on the boat in the cooler. While Terry was out, the starboard engine bilge alarm went off, so we had to do some detective work to discover the problem - a loose clamp on the cooling water hose coming out of the impeller. Terry fixed that while Amy pulled out her biggest pot and put some water on to boil. Lobster was too big for the pot, so long story short, we cooked the front half and picked it clean for lobster salad, and had grilled lobster tail with corn on the cob for dinner. Motored around the point to the west side of the island (Carlos Rosarion Beach) just before dinner and grabbed a mooring ball for the night.