Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Day 234- Bahia de Almodovar, Culebra, PR

We knew it was time to move on when we saw the thick growth on our anchor chain. We are now in a gorgeous spot inside a very protective reef on the eastern side of Culebra. Over the past week, we were able to accomplish a lot of tasks that had been put off for a while. For example Pablo got a haircut (way overdue), from a meticulous barber, straight razor and all. His hair is the shortest it has ever been and he looks a lot like all the locals. The amenities (fairly reliable, fully stocked market, good restaurants, resort swimming pools, great beaches) were so plentiful that Pablo and I almost felt that this shouldn't count as cruising. The very wet dingy rides between the boat and town did dampen that thought quickly. By this morning were ready to leave the "hustle and bustle" of the town of Dewey to hang out in a quiet spot for a bit. We found the people of Culebra very friendly and passionate about their island. There is a sizeable ex-pat community here and a mixture of tourists from mainland PR and the mainland US (though it did seem disproportionately high from MA). There are many fabulous anchorages around Culebra to pick from. We may spend more time exploring them at some point.
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An iguana taxing to the airport terminal

Another drive in-back out gas station

El Eden, a 'high end' restaurant, "can't judge a book by its cover!"

Pool time (because we don't get enough time in water)

Lunch view at Flamenco Beach
Mia overseeing Pablo's mooring inspection at Bahia de Almodovar
Bahia de Almodovar from above

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