Patillas, Puerto Rico
We left Sun Bay marina just after 8 am on Friday 8th April. We decided to be cautious and go around Isleta island out past the reefs. There is a way through the reefs nearer to the coast, but as we both had hangovers from Ian and Gerry’s hospitality the night before, we took the simplest option.
The sail down the east coast under full sails with 15 knots wind from east-south-east was very enjoyable. The good winds continued along the south coast but eased a bit as we neared Patillas.
Patillas is a small village with a good anchorage sitting behind a quite large reef. The reef is easily seen by all the braking waves. We anchored in 5m water – sand, mud and weed –so good holding.
As we only intended staying one night we didn’t launch the dinghy; just stayed and ate on board, with no alcohol....