Cayo Carenero, a southern islet kissed by the foams of the Caribbean Sea (+ Photos)Publicado: julio 16, 2020
By Lázaro David Najarro Pujol
July, 2020.- A nautical mile from the west bank of Santa Cruz del Sur, cyclones and hurricanes have prevailed over time, a small islet known as Cayo Carenero intended for the maintenance of boats of the Combined Fishing and Industrial Algerico Lara Correa.
The small islet is also known as Varadero de El Cayo, where in its glory days almost twenty fishing boats were repaired in a month.
The key is reached by a small boat that leaves every day around seven in the morning and returns at five in the afternoon. Many generations of Santa Cruzes have worked in this facility.
It is a picturesque site that attracts the attention of residents and visitors due to the attractive image that boats leave on the cradles in Varadero El Cayo. In the afternoons you can also see one of the most spectacular sunsets in that region.
Perhaps the Santa Cruz poet Emilio Ripoll Gomero was inspired by those sunsets to write: “small wonder / always happy and smiling / kissed by the sea. / I see in your immense beauty / that nature / has wanted to adorn you ”.
Hurricane Paloma made Cayo Muerto disappear from the east coast of Punta de Playa Bonita, but Carenero managed to sustain the fury and winds of this natural phenomenon that practically devastated the fishing community.
From the coast you can also see a set of islets called Cayo Largo de Mordazo belonging to the Jardines de la Reina Archipelago. They include among the nearby islets of primordial beauty: Pinipiniche, Mate Adentro, Bergantines, Pasa Honda and Güincho.
All that marine treasure is reflected in Ripoll Gomero’s prose: “I see the waves that grow / in their desire to kiss / kiss the waves of the sea / on your beach, in your sand / and they form pleasant / like white lilies / the foams of the sea ”. (Author’s photos)(Translated by Linet Acuña Quilez)