S/V Delilah

A Blog to track the wanderings of the S/V Delilah, a 37-foot Tayana sailboat.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Sun Bay

Friday, 31 March 2006
Sun Bay, Vieques, PR
N 18 degrees 05.511 minutes
W 065 degrees 27.373 minutes

Just this moment got in to Sun Bay, from Punta Patillas, Puerto Rico. Once again, we had to motorsail. This time, at least, we had both sails up and moved fairly fast, hitting 6.5 knots at times. The fish might be starting to bite for us again--two barracuda and a small jack. The second barracuda managed to take Greg's spoon with it. Drat!

Just around the corner from us is Mosquito Bay, rumored to be strongly phosphorescent. It's too shallow for Delilah, but Jill is urging a nighttime dinghy expedition. The bay is also part of a state park, and camping on the beach is allowed. Vieques is a neat little island, and is accesible by ferry from mainland PR. I'm thinking this might be a good place for future Campin' Cousins (or is it Kampin' Kousins).

We are anchored off a mile-long, palm-lined beach, and the water feels about as warm as the air. We have been spoiled, however, by the crystal clear waters of the Bahamas, and we have not bothered to snorkel much on the reef here, as heavy vegetation cuts down visibility to 30 feet. Of course that is about 29 feet further than one could see in New England, but that was so long ago...

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