Saturday, December 3, 2016

Out of the Marina at Last!

What a relief.  Away from the marina. We don't have a windlass to pull up our anchor so we will be relying on finding mooring balls to park ourselves in the evenings, a bit restrictive,but do able .

 We are off to Culebra, Puerto Rico to visit friends and we hope to pick up the windlass that we ordered from Florida.



Snorkeling in the cove.  Watching the resident Spotted Eagle Ray gracefully swooping across the ocean floor searching for food.  Beautiful black body with white spots,  long slender tail streaming out behind. It spots something, stops and "snuffles" into the sand,  moving its head back and forth,  blowing sand backwards through the tubes behind its head. An underwater vacuum cleaner. A few opportunistic fish follow along hoping to find food for themselves in the spots the ray has stirred up.

I am suspended above the ray watching it move in circles below me. It never moves very far in its search for food.


You just can't do this in a marina.

And best of all, it is free!

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