May 6, 2010... We’ve Turned the Corner

We were up early this morning to depart Boqueron, hoping to get out soon after daybreak.  A very muddy anchor chain and anchor, as well as a barnacled dinghy motor, kept us in the anchorage a little longer, but we were out of the bay and as far south as Cabo Rojo by 8am.  Passing the lighthouse we turned the corner and motorsailed along the southern coast of Puerto Rico.   A few miles in we were seeing the reefs off La Parguera and headed northeast just as the winds started picking up above 15 knots.  Entering the channel the waves stopped breaking and we found a spot to anchor just west of Magueyes Island and south of the mangrove keys.  Glad to be settled, we explored town by dinghy seeing the beautiful houses over the water.  Finding a place to tie up, we walked through town, stopped at the fishing cooperative to buy some grouper fillets to barbeque tonight.  Back to the boat to rest up for some snorkeling tomorrow.
La Parguera, Puerto Rico:  +17° 58' 15.18", -67° 3' 10.86"

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