Monthly Archives: March 2014

Oh the good fortune that finds us

We are having a nice day in Boqueron.  We walked around town a bit this afternoon.  It was much quieter today, on Monday, than it was yesterday.  Tomorrow, we depart at first light for Mayaguana Is., Bahamas. We were just … Continue reading

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Save the balloons

Continuing a tradition from Heron’s racing days, we liberated a balloon from the cold grip of the sea.  Anna named it “Pinkie.”

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La Parguera

La Parguera is the last town on the south coast when heading west.  It sits inside a shallow-shaped bay that is protected by many cays and reefs scattered throughout the bay.  These cays are largely mangrove covered and quite stunning. … Continue reading

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Gilligan’s Island/Cana Gorda

On the way from Caja de Muertos to La Parguera we stopped for one night at Gilligan’s Island.  These are a couple of mangrove cays that create a small bay just east of Guanica (the site where American’s landed during … Continue reading

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Isla Caja de Muertos

We spent two nights anchored off Isla Caja de Muertos.   On the weekends, apparently there are private companies that will bring folks out here for swimming and hiking, but since it was Thursday, none were here.  Still, there was one … Continue reading

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Tibes

While in Salinas, we rented a car to provision again and to take a tour of the archeological site at Tibes.  Here is the car after heading to Walmart (with a grocery store0 Home Depot, and then a local grocery … Continue reading

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Bahia de Jobos to Salinas

We escaped the grasp and allure of Jobos to head for Salinas a few miles west. While we were alone the first two nights, three other sailboats had the nerve to come and spoil our solitude on the third night.  … Continue reading

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Bahia de Jobos

We are on our second day at anchor off the mangrove cays that form the southern border to Bahia de Jobos. The bay is part of a “National Estuarine Reserve” and is protected.  While we can’t see them all, the … Continue reading

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Happy Spring! We’re heading West now

Leaving Puerto del Rey and the view of the Spanish Virgins was bittersweet.  We were sorry to have all the grandparents leave after two wonderful visits.  From Puerto del Rey, you can see Culebra. And, with the view, you know … Continue reading

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Culebra take 3

After the day in Old San Juan, we headed east to Culebra.  We had two wonderful nights kicked off by the rising full moon on anchor at Bahia de Almodovar / Las Pelas.  In and around the bay, we were … Continue reading

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