08 August 2012 | Dewey,Culebra
Hello Again! We are back in Culebra for a few days....had some problems getting here but all is good now, just needed to scrape a few pounds of barnacles off the prop. We are now anchored right by the government dock, very close by dinghy to go ashore and do laundry and shop. This town is so easy going and we really enjoy spending time here. Yesterday afternoon we walked to the ferry dock to do laundry. There is a little bar there where we sat and people watched and drank beer while the washers were doing the laundry. A little black dog was running around, off leash (most of them are) and made friends with Leo. His owner, Carol, turned out to be quite an interesting lady who had lived everywhere, originated in New York and wandered the islands most of her life. She was what you would call a local character, full of info about Vieques, St Croix, Culebra, St Thomas. She smoked an electronic cigarette and her cough told of a lifetime of smoking. I estimate her age to be about 70, she lives on SS in senior housing (CHEAP!) and makes her way down to the little bar every day with her dog. She's considering moving back to Vieques because Culebra has no nightlife!
We met someone else as well, a friend of ours from Hoofers Sailing in Madison has a roommate who is here and he and his daughter and her cousin kayaked over to the boat and shared some information about the town, rest and other necessities. Thanks Jo and Steve!
Notable: If you travel here with a dog, the sea Breeze resort will allow you to walk your dog on the premises, presuming you clean up after him. Just buy a drink at the outside bar! El Batey restaurant has good, inexpensive PR food and allows dogs. Definitely not fancy, but the beer is cheap! Free water at the DNRA dock, where you can also take your dog ashore and let him run.