|Looking north over Puerto Rico's velvet hills|
The weather had other plans for us and again it was either GO when the wind was right or be locked in for ten days or so. We’re still trying to make tracks to St. Croix to visit with Skip’s parents so we put Salinas, El Yunque and the rest on our ‘go back to’ list and picked up the anchor. Not before giving a few haircuts though....
|Martin goes first....|
|The shorthaired crew of Snowbird|
|Early morning departure from Salinas|
|Early morning calm seas with half moon|
We’d put out our fishing lines as soon as we got into deep water away from Salinas; we caught two barracuda and lost two lures. One lure was taken by a barracuda, the other one I accidentally let go when trying to untangle the spaghetti mess our lines made in the water when we tacked and they crossed. Oops. But… I got a photo of them both before they went in the water so we can remember them! (Miles... this is the 'business end of the rig' photo you'd asked for!)
|Gone but not forgotten....|
|These two are on the injured reserve list.|
|Someone's party decorations = Ocean junk|
|Green Beach, Vieques|
|OK.... now what!?|
|The best part of leaving Isla Pineros.... (I want to live in THAT building)|
I can't get enough of the flowers either....
|This guy doesn't quite have his landing gear up yet....|
We've been making use of the coconuts we collected on Vieques... but I'll leave that for another post. The octopus was probably enough of a culinary adventure for this post.