Author: JoseGuzman (---.87.103.181.netdial.caribe.net)
Date: 02-27-05 13:39
Kayaking to Luis Pena does not sounds dangerous since that channel is well protected. However, you should watch the currents, and the conditions of the sea. I do not remember cayo raton, but if it is in the Luis Pena area, it does not sound too dangerous.
You watch the sea, stay still for a few seconds, and try to determine if there are strong currents. The wind, this time of year, usually, tends to have a east-northeast, or north-east direction, that means that when comming back to Culebra you'll have opposing force from the wind.
What I'll do is to stay close to Luis Pena shore, and wait until you see the closest distance to make it to Culebra, and try to do it in a straght line.
I tell you this because you mentioned that you are some kind of novice.
As for the vehicle, maybe three days is to long for having it, but you know your plans. If it was me, I walk some of the time, and drive some of the time.
Public transport is good, but they are less available very early, or very late.