27 August 2016
27.09.2016 85 °F
Sadly we leave Vieques today. The Seagate has breakfast that we eat outside under an umbrella. This was partially very lucky for us when we heard a huge splat sound over our heads. It appears that a large bird has tried to poop on us. When I look over a Curt though, I see something brown hit his right shoulder and roll off. He jumps up just before another large turd hits the pavement next to him. We then come to discover the iguana in the tree that has just crapped on Curt!! It was HILARIOUS…for me
I was very disgruntled with cabs again because the one that was organized for us by the Seagate was late. He proceeded to charge us $15 instead of the $10 we were told by Penny. I soon forgot all about it when we got on our miniature plane with the one other passenger and pilot. In 7 minutes we were landing on beautiful Culebra. A short 5 minute walk had us at the doorstep of the Palmetto Guesthouse. It is owned by Americans who reviewed the map and gave suggestions for the area.
The advice was to rent a golf cart to get around to the beaches but by the time we got to the rental place just around the corner the only kind left were jeeps. A beautiful red Jeep was now at our mercy. First stop was the same grocery store that everyone else on the island seemed to want to shop at during that exact moment.
I was eager to get out to Flamenco Beach because I had heard more than once that it was the most beautiful beach in the world. It would remain my favorite Puerto Rican beach for its size, soft white sand, delicious smoothies only steps away and gentle warm water. A fair amount of the rest of the day was spent sitting on the beach listening to the loud music of our closest Puerto Rican friends. Before long our black cloud found us and even brought along a little tornado.
Before calling it a day we drove to a few of the other beaches on the island but most seemed to be very rocky with small shorelines.
The guesthouse owner had recommended the Dinghy Dock for a meal and it did not disappoint. The place is on the water and frequented by locals. I discovered the Bushwacker cocktail and we indulged in crab empanadas, crab cakes, swordfish and grouper while watching 4 foot tarpin swim in the water right next to us.