|Wereda at the Ponce's Yacht and Fishing Club|
It was a bit tricky to dock while single-handing. Bringing the boat alongside the dock is not a problem. But to get out on to the pier to tie off the boat before wind blows her away, that is something else. There was none at the dock when I arrived (Saturday afternoon, everybody was at the bar, I supposed) so only on a fourth attempt I was able to tie the Wereda off. After taking a shower I went to the Club's bar for a refreshment and sure enough the bar was full and crowded. After the weekend was over, I was finally able to clear in and register at the Marina, meaning I paid the docking fees. They were as expensive as they were in Aruba! Took taxi to Walmart to make necessary purchases and toured the city.
|On the way to Salinas|
less than ten miles South-South-West from the shores of Ponce.
|Marina in Salinas, seen from the anchorage|
|Shades wearing Chihuahua|
|At La Barkita|
|Wereda heads East toward Vieques|
March 25, 2010 Wereda moved out of the anchorage by the Marina de Salinas. After getting all the sails up we set the course East. Sailing all day long against the mild Easterlies took us no farther East than Punta Tuna on the south coast of Puerto Rico. The night was falling fast and I decided to sail offshore and away from land with a plan to turn back around middle of the night to make an early morning landfall at Vieques. Click HERE to see all pictures from Puerto Rico to StMartin.