0 NM TRAVELED
ANCHORED EAST OF GUANICA BY GILLIGAN’S ISLAND
SUNRISE: 6:56 AM
SUNSET: 6:29 PM
Since we were staying put in our anchorage today we spent the time exploring the area. First of all, Dan spent a couple of hours on the con- searching for some fish but returned empty handed. He was a still a happy camper after bobbing around, casting to his heart’s content.
|THE FISHING GOD DOTH RETURN|
Guanica, in the bay just west of our anchorage, is home to a huge, old fertilizer facility that dominates the eastern part of its bay. Just a tad further west is Ensenada, once a thriving sugar mill town. We tied up con-Quest to a little dock right by the police building after and, after being challenged by the resident iguana, climbed ashore to see what we could see.
|THE HUGE FERTILIZER FACILITY IN THE GUANICA BAY|
|ENSENADA'S CANE DAYS ARE LONG GONE BUT REMNANTS REMAIN|
|IGUANA WITH A TAIL WITH ATTITUDE|
In Ensenada we found swarms of school kids off for lunch, a pet store, a hardware shop, a couple of small shops, cafes and an impressive sports field.
Even though we had to walk the con- the last bit over the shallows, we finally made it to Gilligan’s Island. The white sand beaches, mangroves and clear water paths with lazy flowing currents attract lots of visitors. The ferry, basically a shallow draft pontoon boat, shuttles people from the shores of Guanica all day. This state park makes a perfect afternoon getaway.
|ONE OF THE MANY LITTLE BEACHES ON GILLIGAN'S ISLAND|
Trying to avoid the approaching rain, we hustled back to Quest just ahead of a major down pour. We contented ourselves with some reading, a few rounds of Yahtzee (Dan ruled) and the movie of the night, Crank. I have no idea where we acquired this DVD but don’t bother putting it on your list of movies to see. Rubbish!!