Our plan for the day was to visit the little island of Luis Pena (just off the west coast of Culebra) and then make a decision on whether we would push on to Vieques or spend the day snorkelling and relaxing. As we came around the north shore of Luis Pena the swell was still running up on the beautiful beach so we carried on to the western shore where we found one mooring ball (with no occupant) and we settled in. The western shoreline is almost entirely rugged boulders or coral lump beach, but there was one little sand beach that made a great landing place for the kayak. The offshore coral reef was home to fan, brain and staghorn coral which in turn played host to schools of blue tangs, sergeant majors, wrasses and numerous other life forms we don’t know by name. It was amazing to think we had the whole bay to ourselves and in fact never did see another boat approach the bay. Numerous others passed on by but we had the bay to ourselves for the entire day (other than these two birds that sat on this rock for hours!)
Looking westwards we watched the sun set over the mainland of Puerto Rico with the haze of Vieques visible to the south.