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 Jardines de la Reina 2010 (J.D.R)

JDR pictures 2011

Arrival  at Jucaro Port by buss from Havana and preparing for the boat trip to the floating hotel Tortuga in JDR

 

Action everywhere as soon as new guests have arrived
 

Leaving Jucaro harbour enroute to Jardines de la Reina or the Gardens of the Queen
 

At open sea
 

The first mangrove islands of the archipelago
 

Just arrived at the floating hotel Tortuga in the centre in the Gardens of the Queen


The first fishing trip just 40 minutes after arrival


Playing my first ever bonefish, hooked behind me almost in the mangroves


Landed, photographed and released again!


Our first Caribbean sunset, very short but powerful


A warm welcome when returning from fishing


The next day a new location and trying a heavier rod


Our guide was right ....wow....  another fish that I never caught before


Another location for bonefish in shelter, perfect for Ina to give it a try


This time Ina hooked her first ever bonefish


What a nice size for her first ever bonefish and what a fight............


The Avalon Fleet I is heaven on earth.       If you want to see more from Avalon Fleet 1   click here


How a mangrove Island start  


Caribbean sunset at JDR


 


Sun setting in the ocean

What can be nicer then returning from fishing with these views around you

A turtle case find at one of the Islands
 

The mangrove forests of JDR


Full concentration on Permit


One of the guest trying for king-size tarpon that we run into during our journey to a very remote Island


Hunting for the big one!


After nearly 2 hours in awe drive we arrived at wreck Island by our small but very safe skiffs


Must be indeed a very dangerous place with all the different ship wrecks around




One of the boats for divers at JDR



No problem to catch a horse eye jack while wading and actually fishing for bonefish



A good fight with light bonefish tackle



Finally


One of my most favourite fish......... took over 200 meters of backing


One of my strongest fights in JDR


Jack Crevally



The channels



no words needed


 

 JDR pictures 2011


 









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