Short Hop...Going West!
26 May 2011 | Culebra...Spanish Virgins!
As with any new place...we approach with caution. We studied how to get there, but it's darn hard to close your eyes to the protected Wildlife Refuge! I know I sound like a broken record, but I'm so close to chucking it all...staying here, but it's gonna take 12 lifetimes to explore the Caribbean, so it's not that close after all. Culebra and the entire archipelago of which it's a part it so enticing, it's killing us!
Our chartplotter looked like a tic-tac-toe game board with the x's winning! The island is supposed to look like a snake, but the channel thru the reefs are very much resembling that reptile instead.
We had to enter Ensenada Honda which pokes itself waaaay up into the island of Culebra and since I was at the helm, decided to go all the way in and peek at Dewey! Can't properly peek unless you get on land. Soon come!
Just because I'm at the helm, doesn't mean I'm the Captain, nor make the decisions! I wanted to stay near 'town' and Dudley wanted to go back out to the anchorage behind the reef at the mouth of the bay!
We also saw a boat that suspicously looks like Kuhala! Our friends, hostess and host with the most, Lin and Harry who endeared themselves to us and a host of others in Antigua during the Classic Regatta are here.
They are not home! Before we 'dashed' (bragging now with our new prop) to town...we saw a dingy other than the one on the deck! We stopped by and asked "Who are you?" Not too warmly, we agree! Jim, says "Harry"...we giggled and found out that a couple were hired to work on the varnish while they are away and keep an eye on it! Ok!
We did email them as soon as we found out we could get wifi. The network, "culebrawireless" is strong and available for free...finally an island that wants to keep everybody happy in this new face of technology!