Christmas in Culebra

We arrived in Culebra Puerto Rico on December 19th at 3:00 pm.  Having dropped our mooring line in Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas on December 13 at 8:00 am and traveled approximately 850 miles, our average speed was about 5.5 miles per hour.  We were able to sail for several long portions of the journey but the higher percentage of time was under engine power.  It’s likely that sailing speed would have been somewhat faster had we taken the time to clean the boat bottom but never got to that before the trip.  Also, we made conservative choices with regard to sail plan as we become more familiar with how the boat handles different conditions.  All in in all things went very well for us and we were quite happy to be back in the Caribbean.

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