Beach Day on Culebra

Ensenada Honda Harbor.  Beatitude is the more distant catamaran toward the right (behind Cheeky Monkey)

Ensenada Honda Harbor. Beatitude is the more distant catamaran toward the right (behind Cheeky Monkey)

Justin and Shera arrived on Saturday, the 13th, and on Sunday we made our way over to Culebra, catching two mackerel along the way. Monday was a mostly cloudy and intermittently rainy day aboard Beatitude. We chilled on the boat except for a trip into the little town of Dewey for some shopping and dinner at the Dingy Dock restaurant.

This guy is guarding the entrance to Dewey from the west.  Not sure what he is, but he looks menacing with his wind up.

This guy is guarding the entrance to Dewey from the west. Not sure what he is, but he looks menacing with his wind up.

A 75' sailing yacht run hard aground on the western side of Dewey.  I was told he has a 12' draft in 6' of sand.  Despite multiple efforts at assistance from local boats, he remains hard aground.  At this point, he is too cheap to call Sea Tow.  He has been aground for almost a week!

A 75′ sailing yacht run hard aground on the western side of Dewey. I was told he has a 12′ draft in 6′ of sand. Despite multiple efforts at assistance from local boats, he remains hard aground. At this point, he is too cheap to call Sea Tow. He has been aground for almost a week!

Dalí ride!

Dalí ride!

Tuesday was beach day! We were happy to take our guests to the picturesque Flamenco Beach to relax on the fine white sand and to swim in the turquoise waters. Justin and Shera had never snorkeled, so we thought we’d give it a try. Unfortunately, the conditions were not nearly as conducive to snorkeling as they had been the previous week. The water was rougher with waves breaking over the coral where we had snorkeled before. Shera struggled a bit getting used to the mask and snorkel, so Justin and I swam out from the beach to snorkel around a different patch of coral. The water was much cloudier than before and not much could be seen, although we did see a few fish. The trip back in required a bit of energy as there seemed to be a current pushing us away from shore. Nonetheless, with a little persistence, Justin and I made our way back to shore. Justin’s first snorkeling experience was a success.

Justin and Shera at the entrance to Flamenco Beach

Justin and Shera at the entrance to Flamenco Beach

The Careys

The Careys

Posing by the tank on the beach.  The tank is on your right. :)

Posing by the tank on the beach. The tank is on your right. 🙂

A stroll along Flamenco Beach

A stroll along Flamenco Beach

The three of us walking to the tank on the beach

The three of us walking to the tank on the beach

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From Flamenco Beach, we took a ride around the island in our rented Jeep, stopping for a walk along the beautiful Zoni Beach. In the evening for dinner, we enjoyed the wonderful food at Zacos Tacos, a very busy place on a Tuesday night!

These two iguanas were walking along the road as we passed.

These two iguanas were walking along the road as we passed.

Beautiful Zoni Beach

Beautiful Zoni Beach

Zoni Beach

Zoni Beach

Justin and Shera strolling along Zoni Beach

Justin and Shera strolling along Zoni Beach

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The whole gang!

The whole gang!

Free at last!

Free at last!

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The island cemetery at the foot of this hill

The island cemetery at the foot of this hill

Dinner at Zacos Tacos

Dinner at Zacos Tacos

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