Today, our plan was to round the southwestern tip of Puerto Rico and drop the anchor in Boqueron for the next few days.
We passed through the cut in the reef outside of La Paguera and bid our goodbyes to this delightful area.full story, or as much as Wikipedia can provide. Sure enough it is a Lockheed Martin and it is carrying a radar array for drug smuggling detection. Guess our "we're being watched" senses were right on the money, but no excitement here!
Rounding Cabo Rojo was stunning with the large Spanish-style lighthouse sitting atop the rocky point. At this mark we turned north and completed our westward track on Puerto Rico. We're definitely looking forward to extending our visit with a slower pace on our return journey when we come this way again.
|Our first glimpse of Cabo Rojo.|
|The lighthouse and the reddish golden cliffs that give the cape it's name.|
|I loved how these people exploring the cape give the cliffs perspective.|
|Such craggy cliffs, and there is a shoal around the point as well. Best heed this light's warning!|
Boqueron is on a large west-facing bay so I anticipate some glorious sunsets. We can actually see Mona Island 50 miles out in the Mona Passage and half-way to Dominican Republic from here. In the guidebooks, the town is described as completely laid back but a real limin' party town on the evenings and weekends. Guess we'll see what it has to offer since that's exactly when we're here.
|Caribbean colours in this bay.|
|The dinghy dock, conveniently located next to a great bar that opened later in the day.|
|Yes! Definitely like the vibe of this place.|