Cayos Cuervo, Cuba
01 May 2017 | Jardines de la Reina, Cuba
Virginia and Dennis Johns
We were unable to get into the protected anchorage at our first stop, Cayo Anclitas. It was too shallow. We hit bottom several times in the approach with our friends on Sweetie in their dinghy ready to push us off one way or the other to stay in deeper water. But we finally gave up and anchored out in deeper water. That night we had the expected strong trades winds coupled with a strong counter current in the channel where we were anchored. Our anchor held all night, not a problem. But we were doing a dance as the current changed directions with the tide and countered the winds. We kept ourselves entertained looking at the wind direction, where we were pointed, the direction of our anchor chain and trying to imagine what combination of wind and current conditions were putting us in that particular angle. Virginia decided to read all night and do anchor watch. She finally felt comfortable with dozing off around 4:30am.
The next morning , Sat Apr 29, we moved onto Cayos Cuervo. We had planned to get in the water and spear some lobsters before we moved on, as Sweetie had found a "condo" where they were hiding out. But we needed to move into a more protected spot. It is so beautiful here. As we approached we saw the lovely varied teal waters which reminded us of the BVIs and Bahamas. Sweetie arrived the next day with some lobsters they had speared at the previous anchorage for us. Shannon cooked a delicious lobster pasta dinner for us. We played Mexican train and we discovered more interesting rules than we had been using. Very fun evening.
Tomorrow we will start west towards Cienfuegos where we will officially check into the country at the marina there. Our passage tomorrow will be about 45 miles to Cayo Zaza de Fuera.
All's well aboard.