Author: Zane Cofield (---.twcny.rr.com)
Date: 09-27-04 06:42
We sure could use some help. We're visiting Culebra from Dec. 22-29, and need a little information, and any help you could give us would be greatly appreciated.
What sort of groceries are available there, what types of vegetables, coffee? And, is there fresh fish, lobster, and other native seafoods available in the restaurants? In the grocery stores, fish markets?
We'll also have a boat, and would like advice on what reefs we should visit for snorkeling. I have the PR chart with all the sites listed, but I would like input from those who have actually been there, done it.
What about transportation? I have a boat lined up, since to us, that's vital, but we'll also need ground transportation. I have three sons and a nephew traveling with us, ages 19-28, and was wondering whether it would be advisable to get scooters for them, or another vehicle? They will want to surf, if that's possible and conditions are right, and they'll want to explore around the island. My wife and I, and my mother in law, will most likely keep a vehicle at the house as well, in addition to whatever transportation we get for the boys.
Weather in December? A educated guess? Clothing for that season?
Is there a reliable way to get from Culebra to Vieques, in the event we want to take one of the biobay kayak tours? Also, is there a kayak outfitter on Culebra who is reasonable?
I've read all the sniping and bashing of Mamacita's, and I'd like a NATIVE'S opinion of the eateries on the island. We are of the opinion that when in Rome, do as the Romans, NOT tell the natives how to cook, etc. We are there as guests, and ENJOY native foods (that's a big part of why we go to the islands), and we love to hear about the natives' lives and hobbies, try new foods and eat fresh cooked seafood (or raw, for that matter), so if we could get some advice on restaurants, that would help.
I fully understand what it's like to get food to an island by boat, as our other home is in Bimini, and food comes on Thursdays, from Nassau, IF IT COMES (sea conditions), so we are adaptable and love the adventure of scouting around to find whatever we need to make meals, including spearing our own fish at times.
Are there places where we can attend barbecues, things like that, where we can enjoy this island's culture? What about a small museum, perhaps, other cultural points of interest?
We appreciate the opportunity to be on Culebra and appreciate any help we can get from the Culebrenses on how to act and where to eat, play, snorkel, and party. Thank you, kindly.
Zane Cofield and Family