Monday, November 12, 2012

Gunkholing

Yes, we are going gunkholing tomorrow and we can't wait! "What is gunkholing?" you might ask.  Wikipedia defines gunkholing as a boating and sea kayaking term referring to a type of cruising in shallow or shoal water, meandering from place to place, spending the nights in coves.  We are looking forward to exploring some anchorages along the southwest coast of Puerto Rico this week.  We plan to spend the night in some beautiful places with clear water and sandy beaches.  We want to swim, snorkel, kayak, dinghy and hike.  These are the things that I dreamed about back when we were planning on going cruising and we know from experience how much fun it will be to get back into the clear water and beautiful beaches that we missed all summer in Luperon.

 Some of the places that we will visit are La Parguera, Gilligan's Island and Isla Caja de Muertos (Coffin Island).  I don't expect to have Internet connections in most of those places, so we will be off the grid for several days.  We can't wait!

Of course, you can always see where we are by clicking on the "Where is Storyville" button on the right side of the page.  I promise to take lots of pictures!

This looks perfect for gunkholing!
I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts! ~Herman Melville, Moby Dick