But back to the trip. We had excellent pizza from the famous "Pizza Pi" in Christmas Cove. I am not sure how they make such great pizza on a boat - but hats off to them, it was excellent! https://www.pizza-pi.com/
|Ensenada Sun Bay|
Turtle RescueOn the way, we were able to help a turtle in distress. I have some video of the adventure and will try to put it together and insert - it was a very satisfying little addition to the trip to help out one of these wonderful sea creatures.
|Puerto Patillas - sleepy seaside town on Monday|
Puerto RicoThe next morning we had a brisk sail to Puerto Rico - winds 18-25, with pretty healthy swells made for a fast sail. We again anchored for the night at Puerto Patillas and this time we checked in using the CBP Roam app, which made immigration and customs clearance a breeze.......but I am still not sure why you need to check in from the USVI to the US Puerto Rico? Even the government weren't sure if we needed to!
The following day - light wind, so we motor-sailed to Ponce going though the mangrove islands at Boca del Inferno, with a stop at the Ponce Yacht and Fishing Club. This turned out to be a nice place, but we could only get an overnight spot on the fuel dock.......which was a bit rolly due to swell.
We then moved on to Ponce - where, yes! there's a Walmart....back to , oh no, US "civilization" - or not!
Then on to Gilligan's Island - a wonderful anchorage, that we thoroughly enjoyed........but it gets better, we then moved on to Puerto Real and found what has to be one o the most friendly towns and marinas we have visited so far. Marina Pescaria has to be the best!! Quaint fishing town marina, friendly staff, helpful CBP personnel......and a great bar. What more could you ask for?