To Culebra

Leaving Charlotte Amalie and en route to Culebra
 
 
 
 
 
We got the anchor up and went around between the posh yachts and the three cruise liners to get to the fuel dock - we saw this boat "Today" with a real thatched roof
 
 
 
 
 
The cruise liner in the middle was one of the Disney liners with this wonderful Goofy doing a paint repair
 
 
 
 
 
Leaving the fuel dock we saw head chef and his assistant walking into the dining room on "Freedom of the Seas". From a distance they look like toy men on these huge liners
 
 
 
 
 
Out of port we saw a seaplane, a common sight over the last few days en route to St Croix. Then some tourists having fun parascending
 
 
 
 
Another new flag - this time Puerto Rico
 
 
 
 
 
This is Sail Island about equidistant between St Thomas and Culebra, seven ish miles off each
 
 
 
 
 
The well buoyed entrance through the reef to Ensenada Honda - a huge natural harbour
 
 
 
 
 
Behind the reef is a great natural anchorage at the entrance to Ensenada Honda, also seen as the biggest hurricane hole in the region
 
 
 
 
 
The reef entrance taken from Punta Soldado on the southern tip of the island
 
 
 
 
 
Costa Bonita Beach Resort, a new complex. New building going on overlooking the harbour
 
 
 
 
 
A couple of shots of the chart plotter showing where we - Beez Neez are
 
 
 
 
Beez Neez and friends facing out to sea
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL A REALLY CUTE PLACE
                      IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT 
                      STEADY - WHEN DID YOU LAST HAVE TO RUN AND HIDE
                      CAREFUL BEAR, CAREFUL. SEE BEAR DUCK UNDER A WELL AIMED HAND-HELD RADIO
                      RUN BEAR, RUN