Sailing to Culebrita
Current Location: North Culebrita Bay Anchorage, Culebrita Island, Puerto Rico
Miles Traveled: 14
Weather: Mostly sunny, windy (15-20 knots), high-70s
Highlights: Started our day with a leisurely breakfast, then raised anchor around 10 and sailed about 14 miles over to the north bay anchorage on Culebrita. Trip started slow, with fitful winds and calm seas, but after we cleared the west end of St. Thomas, both wind and waves picked up, and by the time we got to the bay, waves were in the 4-5 foot range, and our guests were getting a little green. We happily dropped anchor in the calm bay shortly after noon, fixed some lunch, then relaxed and napped for awhile. Had about 15 boats in the bay when we dropped anchor, but they all left before 5, and we had the bay to ourselves after that. Hiked down the beach to the "Jacuzzi", but the waves were crashing pretty hard against the rocks, so we didn't venture into the baths. Sat up on the rocks and enjoyed a drink before coming back to the boat. Steve had caught a nice Spanish Mackerel on our way over from St. Thomas, so we filleted, grilled, and served it up for dinner with pasta and cole slaw. Brownies and the last of the ice cream for dessert, then watched the stars come out before turning in early after a long, but fun-filled day.
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