Sailing to the Spanish Virgin Islands, Destination Isla Culebra!

We leave Cayos de Caribes 2am early morning wake up. By 2:30am we are going through “Boca de Inferno” Our anchorage for the night was protected from the Caribbean sea by reefs, no lights to guide us out. This is Boca de Inferno. We make it out like champs navigating in darkness. We are sailing the Caribbean headed SE. We got a good sail south but need to make headway East, so we smoater. Nice night out. I see a shooting star and make a wish.
7:30am we are starting to round the eastern side of Puerto Rico. Waves are funky. Wind is passing form the NE@ 15 kts. On starboard side I can see Island of Vieques.
11am In between Puerto Rico and Isla de Vieques and up ahead we can see Isla de Culebra! Just then we catch a yellowtail snapper, YUM! We have not caught any fish since Ponce. So this was really nice! Also a yellowtail snapper was specifically requested from the that shooting star. Thank you! Im sure glad I didnt wish for a big fish~ sheesh! At one point we had a huge guy on the line and he got a away by doing some wicked acrobatics jumping out of the water. It was pretty entertaining. The line never even pulled, the only way we knew we had him is that we could see our bright pink lure in his mouth from the distance as he flew in the air in slow motion! We watched in awe. He spared our lure, and that same lure caught the yellowtail after the main event. Looking around we are surrounded by Islands ~ Awesome sail despite the wind but we worked with it~
We anchor in Culebra @ 5pm Very cool bay. In the distance to our starboard we can see a shadow like image… and thats  how close St. Thomas is! Just a sail away thats exciting! But here… wow beautiful! We anchor by the entrance to the bay in the area that is surrounded by reefs. Next to Punta Colorado, fitting. Today we rest, tomorrow we explore!


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