Ponce quick stop and drop
We leave Isla Matei @ 7:20am. 11am Ryan catches a little Mahi Mahi oh. We tack, and tack, windward. Wind is about 12- 18 kts. with gusts of 20- 22 kts Beautiful day today. I make chicken fajitas burritos and we pig out under a reefed jib and main. We are averaging 5-6kts since the sails went up. Looking out in the distance we can see the beautiful mts of Puerto Rico. The sun is shinning bright and Beau is out cold.
We get into Ponce around 4:30pm. Dock up to the fuel station to fill up. Get diesel. Need to move the boat. Get confronted by customs during the process of moving the boat. Ryan has a line, I have a line , and the fuel guy has a line.I hear a splash. Ryan is in the water. Solo, now docking a slowly moving boat with no one aboard. The lines we have in our hands are crucial. THEN! My captain has suddenly disappeared and the fuel guy dropped his line in shock that we are missing a guy all of a sudden. He just points in the direction where Ryan was at. Customs guy continues to ask me question despite the fact I am trying to secure the boat alone now. Patience is not longer on my side I give the customs official a piece of mind in Spanish which makes it sound more like I’m his mom. He leaves apologetic. Get gas filled. Ryan goes back in the water diving after the fuel cap falls in the water. Aye. Clear customs. They didnt even want to board the boat. Quick ok, and goodbye!! Haha~ We laugh about it as it plays in our heads what a debacle that was. Just before a squall hits, we head to our anchorage Caleta De Cabullones just around the corner. Holding in Ponce marina where most cruisers anchor or get a slip, is not very good. So taking our chances for a better anchorage, not really a anchorage but one cruisers should know about as there is nothing else around. We go to Caleta De Cabullones which turns out to be a great anchorage, we are the only boat there. Have a few more laughs and watch Pirates of the Caribbean. They did film parts of the movie here. Fitting.Call it a night. Whew!