We kept vacillating between finding an anchorage on Vieques... and setting out for St. Croix... What we really needed was just to get away from the Marina and get our heads straight again, shake off land life and get back into Cruiser Mode.
|Puerto Ferro Anchorage
|Finally the entrance became visible
There was a skinny spot and a few tense moments as we made our way into the anchorage but we were rewarded by a gloriously flat expanse with plenty of space for us and many more.
|Jezabelle is always happy to hear the anchor deploy
|He can't sit still. Really. He CAN'T!
It's a really nice setup with the suction handle and a scrubby... my floaty seat keeps me at just the right level in the water.
We like it here.
Maybe we'll stay a few days. There are some squally days in the forecast and we need a place to hide out. We could get some boat chores done...
The weather should be better today than it will be for a week or more, so if we want to go... we go NOW!
Within the hour we were motoring back out of the entrance to our calm harbor and into rather bouncy seas.
|Vieques to St. Croix
|Birds... A sign that land is near
There is a split channel that leads around Protestant Cay... our intended anchorage was to port. Bruce tidied up the sails while I guided the boat in and took a left.
We dropped the anchor, set it, and had ourselves a well deserved beverage. We could have wished for better sailing conditions today... But it wasn't scary or dangerous... just kind of rowdy. We were tired, but we were very glad to be here.
We expect a few days of very rainy weather followed by some days of exploring this seldom-visited island. We're in a beautiful place with an entire month stretching out before us in which we have nowhere to go and all month to get there! Life is GOOD!