BOQUERON, PUERTO RICO
O NM TRAVELED
DOCKED AT CLUB NAUTICO DE BOQUERON, PUERTO RICO $4.38/FT OVERALL WITH POWER AND WATER
SUNRISE: 6:58 AM
SUNSET: 6:28 PM
It was a beautiful morning for a little exploring. Off in our little con-Quest and heading north we found Puerto Real in the next bay up. Dan Q wanted the marina’s Don Q Rum flag! In the bay we found evidence of both the old and new in the old, derelict boat and the modern communications tower. After passing by the old shore houses we ducked into the mangrove channel for a quick “look-see”.
|DAN WANTED THE DON Q FLAG FOR OUR QUEST|
|DERELECT BOAT AND MODERN COMMUNICATIONS TOWER|
We ventured further north along the coast, almost to Mayaguez, before turning back. South of Boquerón we discovered the State Park and Beach at El Combate were busy with weekend campers and day-trippers. The lovely bay between Punta Aguila and the Cabo Rojo Lighthouse was home to a charming resort and we imagined staying there.
|CABO ROJO LIGHTHOUSE FROM con-QUEST|
Back in the Boquerón Bay we checked out the superb hurricane hole, a place to seek some form of security and protection during a raging storm. We planned that our spot would be right in front of the police and US Border Patrol’s hardy dock.
Back in town for Wi-Fi, yummy fish bites and cerveza we found that the bike crowd had descended upon little Boquerón. Everyone co-exists quite nicely here. The boaters, the locals, the tourists, the old, the young and the bikers all take their time to enjoy the novelty of this little getaway.
|BIKES LINE THE STREET IN FRONT OF THE POOL HALL AND BAR|
Our new friends from the marina, Roberto and Mayra on Descanso, joined us on Quest for cocktails and chat. They brought some homemade Sangria that was mighty fine and you may want to give it a try.
1. 1 ½ L Burgundy Wine
2. 6-8 oz Bacardi 151
3. 6-8 oz Don Q (or other white rum)
4. 6-8 oz Vodka
5. 6-8 oz Triple Sec
6. 3 cans Puerto Rican La Famosa fruit punch
7. 2 oz lime juice
8. 1 cup sugar
9. 1 can sprite or 7-Up
10. 24 oz Orange juice
Mix all together and serve over ice. Salud!