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Offshore Islands
From PLC we sailed to Tortuga, Los Roques, Los Aves and then on to the Dutch Antilles.  The Offshore islands of Venezuela are generally uninhabited, low lying and very beautiful.  Most anchorages are protected by coral reefs so navigation is undertaken with care, with the sun overhead or behind; coral is beautiful but entirely unforgiving.
Date(s): August / September 2006. Album by Gerard Coulson. Photos by Gerard Coulson. 1 - 40 of 40 Total. 3507 Visits.
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Local islands off PLC

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Not much rain falls here

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PLC astern

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Clarabella at anchor in Isla Boracha, where vampire bats have been known to bite people

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Isla Boracha

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Our friends on Orion

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Arriving at Los Roques, note wreck on right

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The light coloured water is coral reef

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The kids doing school

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I fiddle with the water maker

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Reef ahead

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Miles of reef

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A pelican visits - and makes a mess!

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This was a very beautiful, peaceful anchorage

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A red-footed booby

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And a young one

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Hermit crab

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Exploring ahore on the Aves de Barlovento

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The kids collecting shells

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Boat names from previous visitors

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More Boobys

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Clarabella at anchor off the mangroves

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The mangroves

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