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.
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.
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!