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.  The closest one even anchored maybe a half mile from us.  They did leave at dawn the next morning (taking advantage of the light north winds that prevail in the early morning so they can head east without headwinds).  Still, we figured another group of sailboats would soon arrive, so we headed over to Salinas for the solitude and isolation shown below:

Salinas harbor

Salinas harbor

Before we did, we had a wonderful kayak tour of the mangroves and a long walk on the shallow parts of the reef.  It is quite an experience to poke into the peace of these narrow creeks with crabs climbing on the mangrove roots and birds calling overhead and then a few minutes later to walk on the flat reef with waves breaking 50ft further out.

Mangrove creek. Bahia de Jobos.

Mangrove creek. Bahia de Jobos.

 

Walking the reef, Bahia de Jobos

Walking the reef, Bahia de Jobos

Even though the reef was shallow and didn’t have many large things growing on it, there were some cool things here and there.  Like this:

on the reef, Bahia de Jobos

on the reef, Bahia de Jobos

We always love finding white sea urchins/sea eggs.  Here’s one we saw while kayaking over a shoal in Bahia de Jobos.  Note Hurrah in the background.

Sea Egg, Bahia de Jobos

Sea Egg, Bahia de Jobos

 

And the sea egg in its natural habitat.

Sea Egg, Bahia de Jobos

Sea Egg, Bahia de Jobos

We also finally saw a pair of manatees in Jobos and have again seen a few in Salinas harbor.  Very cool.

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3 Responses to Bahia de Jobos to Salinas

  1. Buck says:

    have you figured out how to cook the Urchin ?
    What does Manatee taste like ?

    • heronracing says:

      Haven’t tasted a manatee, but they do call them sea cows.

      Urchins are often eaten in sushi. We tried it last Fall.

  2. john says:

    hello, could you reccomend any places to moor along the south coast of puerto rico? thanks

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