Current Location: North Culebrita Bay Anchorage, Culebrita Island, Puerto Rico
Miles Traveled: 8
Weather: Mostly cloudy, occasional showers, breezy (10-15), low-80s
Highlights: Motored out of Culebra Harbor at 9 the morning, then raised the genoa and sailed around to the north shore, hoping we could anchor in one of the bays and then go lobster hunting. Jim and Donia are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary today, so we were hoping for lobster dinner tonight. However, northern swells were breaking all the way into the bays, and even Flamenco Bay was too rough to anchor, so we motored back over to Culebrita instead, dropping anchor around noon. Grabbed some lunch, then Jim and Donia went exploring with the SUPs while Amy and Terry relaxed on the boat. Around 4, we decided to go climb up to the lighthouse (Amy opted out), so packed up the dinghy and 3 of us headed for the beach. Waves were breaking, but didn't look too bad, but as they say, timing is everything, and the one wave we rode into the beach turned into a monster, and for the first time ever, we flipped the dinghy over, spilling everyone and everything into the water. No injuries, thank God, and recovered everything except Terry's glasses, but all good otherwise, and we decided to go ahead with the hike in spite of our wet clothes. Turned out to be a good choice - weather held, we saw lots of goats, hermit crabs, and quail, and Donia and Jim really enjoyed seeing the lighthouse itself. Back to the beach around 6, and decided that Terry would row the dinghy out through the breakers while Jim and Donia swam out, which worked out ok. Couldn't get the motor started, so rowed back to the boat, but after hosing everything down with fresh water and changing out the spark plugs, started up and ran good as new. Gotta love those Tohatsu motors. Grilled pork tenderloins with ginger asian slaw and pineapple slices for dinner, then brownies with ice cream for desert. Played nertz (crazy card game) after dinner, then turned in after a very eventful day.