Eastward Bound

The Tradewinds stalled a day early, so we took off this afternoon like a herd of turtles making eastward progress along the southeastern coast of Puerto Rico.

Right now we are about due south of Punta Tuna, on an overnight passage to the town of Esperanza on the island of Vieques. The winds are now so light (less than 3 knots) that the surface of the ocean is almost oily in the light of the setting sun. Our trusty Volvo diesel is pushing us along. We should be arriving at our next anchorage very early in the morning.

So far today we have seen a manatee, and a couple sea turtles, along with the usual collection of birds and flying fish.

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