Author: Alberto (---.rdns.blackberry.net)
Date: 03-11-10 10:00
Michael...no hard feelings agains power boaters. I can't afford one now, but if I ever do, I'll get a powerboat. The one hour sailing ride to Culebrita is possibly the best therapy por some...but I would rather get there in 15 minutes in a 15 ft dhingy and enjoy a Don Q and coke on the sand.
Anyway, my point is that the Regatta is the type of event that Culebra should take advantage of...it brings people, money, and benefits almost every business on the island. Culebra is going through some tough times and it seems like every year "high season" is getting shorter. Before you know it, places start going out of business and you end up with the worlds most beautiful beaches but with nowhere to spend the night or enjoy a nice dinner.
If we really love Culebra we have to look at the long term sustainability of the island, trying to avoid the selfish thoughts of keeping it "exactly as it is".
By the way, does anybody know if the Gulf gas station that provides service to boats is back in business? It was closed three weeks ago when I was last there. What happened?