Thursday, November 15, 2007
Hello all faithful readers. Tomorrow we’ll hoist anchor again and begin our exploration (I like to pretend I’m the first one in these waters) of the southern coast of Puerto Rico. Note that the whole island of Puerto Rico fits in the northern half of Indiana or inside the forehead of an average Packer fan with plenty of room left over to still grow plenty of corn. . . well, in Indiana andyway. We plan to make short morning sails and usually get anchored by noon. This should allow us some pleasant sailing/motoring before the trade winds peak in the afternoon. The islands to the east are called the Spanish Virgin Islands and we are especially looking forward to arriving at Culebra the little guy to the east. Supposed to have great beaches and snorkeling. We’ll probably leave the boat for a day or two in Salinas (just east of center on the southern shore), rent a car, and do major provisioning. There are Walmarts and Sam’s Club here and since we eat LOTS of canned food now we are hoping to buy cases of chicken, tuna, beef, etc to avoid the higher prices in places like the British Virgin Islands etc. Also, while we have a car we hope to visit Arecibo - the giant radio telescope that was built in the mountains south west of San Juan. If ET calls, this will probably be the phone that picks up! So, next report probably from Salinas in a few days. Stay tuned!