06: Cruising: The Caribbean
Culebran Creatives

Culebran Creatives

There’s got to be an artist colony on Culebra. Either that, or there’s one really creative, overly-ambitious Culebran artist because art is all over the place here. It’s on the most mundane things, which makes it even cooler.


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Garbage can looking a bit boring? No worries! Let’s spice it up with a spray-painted turtle! Voila!


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Is your bank too bank-y looking? Then you OBVIOUSLY need the profile of a pouty woman on your walls.
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Your menu missing a little something? Like a technicolor tank?
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Detroit could learn a thing or two from Culebra. Vacant building? Not much money to do anything with it? Why not plaster pages from the Phone Book and then add life-sized images of children playing?
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Covered in the White Pages.


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Hop scotch.


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Bored at the beach? Not these artsy Culebrans – nature provides the materials: grab some coconuts and make a little art!
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Coconut spider.
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Coconut dancer.

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Colors everywhere. Love it!


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Cool mural.
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Not sure who this dude’s supposed to be. But he has a shadow.



Culebra is a small island just east of Puerto Rico. It is unclear to whom it actually belongs – I’ve heard it called part of the Spanish Virgin Islands and also part of Puerto Rico. All that really matters was that we did not have to check into customs here (meaning we did not have to pay money for another stamp on our passport).


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Our anchorage in Culebra.


There are several beaches on Culebra, some fun restaurants, and a few spots to snorkel over some coral reefs. The anchorage was pretty crowded but we were able to find a nice spot amongst the other boats.



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Zoni Beach. Neil and Nory told us to check this one out and we were glad we did – fabulous.


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We are currently cruising with Steve on Slow Flight and Mark on Osprey and having a blast. We rented a golf cart one day and drove all around the island, seeing what we could see.

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The boys on the golf cart.
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Stéphane was our driver and Mark the navigator. Steve and I were the backwards, backseat drivers.
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Stéphane was a crazy driver. Glad the golf cart had seat belts!
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More color. Zaco’s Tacos for lunch. mmmmmmmm.
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Colorful liquor bottles.
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There’s a little airport on Culebra. Just a small fence separating the airport from the street. We stopped on the side of the road to watch a plane take off.
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Wild Hogs!!
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The Volkswagen THING.


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The Dinghy Dock Restaurant. Back in July 2014, Stéphane flew to St. Thomas to look at Nereia, a Baba 35 that we almost bought before Free Range. He helped the owner sail it from St. Thomas to San Juan. They stopped at this anchorage and ate at this place – FULL CIRCLE!
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Colorful Culebra. Loved this little red sailboat – Peregrine.
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Streetside vendor selling pork. Not much left of the piggie…Eeew!
Happy Hour with friends at Mamacita’s.




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