After leaving the safe harbor of La Paraguera we were thinking we would just try and go around to Gilligan's island. The first 6-7 miles were 2-4 foot seas with the wind blowing 15-20 knots but with the reefed main we sailed along and thought, this isn't bad.
Then we came out from behind the reef and bashed into waves for the next 2 miles. That doesn't sound like a lot but was rough on all of us all over again. You would think we learned our lesson the first time. To top it all off, the scariest part was when the seas were crashing around us, just off a rocky lee shore, with a lone fisherman in a small boat anchored near us, the motor died. Paul quickly diagnosed it as air in the system and Nicholas and he fixed the problem within minutes.
We safely anchored near Gilligan's Island and the Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa. There is a ferry that brings guests from the resort over to Gilligan's Island so we decided to check it out. It's a small place with lots of picnic benches and places to grill. It is mostly mangroves and has nice white sand and clear water to swim in. We all had fun swimming.