At Cayo Rosario we were lucky enough to see a whole crocodillo! There are wardens on this key as well and there is a small pond about five minutes walk from their dwelling. The warden threaded a line through a fish head and enticed the crocodile out to snatch at it. He threw it over a branch and then splashed it about in the water until the croc made his appearance,
The guys were all busy when we arrived, the gentleman in the greenish shirt was sorting through the rice, removing the bugs, which he later fed to the chickens. The fellow with the machete was sharpening it.
Adding a blue flip flop to the driftwood sculpture on the beach.
We spotted an elusive iguana. We have been seeing their trails on the beaches and the paths we have been hiking around for the past week. It was great to see one, he/she was about 60 to 70 cm long.
We are using the "Cruisng Guide to Cuba" written by Capt. Cheryl Barr, Volume 1, Varadero to Trinidad, published by Yacht Pilot in Nova Scotia. It has lots of great information, with way points to help you transit narrow passes and lots of information on what is available in the small towns covered by the book, as well as the flora and fauna in the area. We have heard the Nigel Calder's book is very good as well.
Cayo Rosario 21*37.6' N X 081*56.4' W
We anchored in 5m of water in sand, very good holding
Reef protects anchorage from waves fro trade winds and the breeze keeps the bugs away
Lots of day anchorages to snorkel and fish and great beach walking
Cayo Cantiles 21*37.3' N X 081*57.9' W
We anchored in 3m of water in sand, very good holding
Anchorage open to ocean swell as it comes in the pass, settled weather anchorage only
Visited the warden cabin from here, very helpful and interesting spot
Cayo Largo 21*36.9' N X 081*34.6' W
We anchored in 3m of water in sand with very good holding
Great protection from sand spit, open to the west
Gasoline and diesel available at the resort, no propane, laundry services, restaurant/bar, small groceries store, limited goods, everything very expensive except restaurant food.