Michael and Susan left Florida in 2007 aboard their Westsail 43 INFINI to fullfill a dream of full time cruising.
3-5 Puerto Real
We went aboard Akun along with Joe, Candy and Yvette, and motored north about 5 miles to Puerto Real so Isra and Cora could fill up Akun with water. The entrance there now has green and red entry channel buoys, which were not on the CM 93 or Navionics charts Isra had. No matter, entry is straight-forward but very shallow. I doubt our 6' draft would get in without pushing thru mud. We pulled into the marina dock, tied up, and immediately went to find cold beer. Are you seeing a trend here? (Got to say, Sue and I stuck with ginger ale the entire day). Unlike some fuel docks, there was no rush. About an hour later, we filled up the tanks and jerry jugs; about 1000 liters of fresh water. Cost?...Sit down cruisers...$5. That is CHEAP! Many places we've been charge a whole lot more for FW. We then motored back to Boqueron, arriving in a heavy rain shower, but that passed in about 30 minutes and we dinghied back to town to meet up for dinner. We had met Jodi and Daniel of sv Champagne Moment, and the 4 of us met up with the 5 others to eat at The Copy, a hamburger place just across from the food stalls. The burgers were gigantic. I took one look, asked for a take-away box, and Sue and I split hers. Highly recommend this place if you're in a burger mood. After dinner, we enjoyed a great band at the Bohemian, and salsa danced although, I've got to say, the locals looked a lot better than we did. I think we'll be classified as "amateurs" a while longer. Pic: Yvette's turn at Akun's helm.