One couple, one boat, one plan: to travel from Portland Oregon, through the Panama Canal, around the Yucatan, and through the Great Loop of the United States. With little experience, a commercial grade life raft and more than enough fuel to make it to scene of the crash they begin their journey. What's to come next no one knows but if we stay tuned we'll be sure to find out...
ANCHORED IN ENSENADA HONDA JUST OFF THE TOWN OF DEWEY
SUNRISE: 6:47 AM IN VIEQUES
SUNSET: 6: 24 PM IN CULEBRA
UP, UP AND AWAY
Today’s ride from Viaques to Culebra was a tad more rolly that the last couple of days and Robert and Steffi took some photos that might stretch the actual truth just a mite. Before long we were approaching the charming island and dropping anchor in Ensenada Honda. Boy were we outnumbered! I think there were 40-something sailing vessels and only one other motor yacht anchored around little Pirate Cay.
Robert and Steffi had grabbed the scrub brush, washing cloth and the window squeegee before we were even fully anchored. Zip, Zip, Zip and the Quest was lightly wiped down to get rid of at least some of the salt residue.
We took the con- to the Dingy Dock for lunch and had one of the best meals in a long time. The daily lunch special of fried pork and the quesadillas were delicious. But then again, what isn’t improved upon by a little frying?! The posted street sign stating “OPEN SOME DAYS, CLOSED OTHERS” seemed to sum up the laid back attitude of this charming island retreat. Those seeking a little step back in time either take the ferry from mainland Puerto Rico, grab a quick flight to the tiny but busy airport or sail over as we have done.
GUESS THIS KIND'A SAYS IT ALL
Our little con-Quest was just perfect for today’s exploring. We slid under the bright orange lift bridge (though I don’t think it has seen any lifting action for eons) and headed up the eastern shore of Culebra. We stopped for a quick swim in Tamarindo Beach, explored the old gun turret and pined for or forgotten snorkeling gear as we stopped off the national Wildlife Refuge on Luis Pena Cay .
THE OLD LIFT-LESS LIFT BRIDGE
With Tim from The Wirie Co on the phone, Dan and Robert finally got things aligned, signed into and lit-up for takeoff. I am very happy to report the Wirie is up and working, at least in Culebra.