the next morning we moved just a few miles and grabbed a free mooring ball so we could do some snorkeling. The water was about 35 feet deep and so clear we could see right to the bottom. We jumped in and headed for the reefs near shore. Fish by the hundred and then, a turtle. He was swimming lazily right underneath us. We would swim closer and he would swim away, but then turn around and come back. I’m sure he was just as curious about us as we were about him. This was the one time I forgot the underwater camera. I did go back to the boat to get it but by then he had moved on.
After lunch Brian and I took the dinghy over to Luis Pena Island for a little more underwater sightseeing. There was a beautiful beach and millions of small fish in the shallows.
|Blue Moose and Banyan|
The next morning we were ready for a little land time do we set off for the big anchorage and the town of Culebra. With it being the Easter long weekend we were prepared for the boat traffic and there was a lot of it.
|this one was about 4 feet|
A walk through town, dinner at Mamacita’s which was….mmm, just OK, then back to the boat.
A little civilization goes a long way. Next stop Culebrita. Just a few miles and promises of more great snorkeling.
|Cricket's not taking any chances. |
She's wearing her PFD
We hiked to the lighthouse and explored under the water.
a little underwater view
|the old lighthouse|
|there in the distance is St Thomas|