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16. Oct, 2008

Marina de Salinas, Puerto Rico

Marina de Salinas, Puerto Rico

After arriving in Marina del Salinas late in the evening, it was time to explore the marina and find a place to eat. We found a restaurant where we met this lady traveling with two guys, Joel and Mike. Mike was from Hawthorne and Joel was from New York. We talked a bit and had a great time together. The lady even bought us dessert. Hopefully, we’ll met up with them again before we leave. It was getting late and I had not slept for a couple days. Time for bed.

For the next few days we took advantage of the marina and got some supplies and made some minor repairs on the boat before making our final passage to St Croix. (more…)

09. Oct, 2008

Sailing the Mona Passage

Sailing the Mona Passage

A few hours after leaving La Romana in the Dominican Republic on a 70 foot catamaran appropriately name Tetu (meaning “Stubborn” in French), I was enjoying the crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches of Isla Saona, a tropical paradise off the South West coast of the Dominican Republic. It was a beautiful day, and the weather was on our side. Isla Saona was magnificent and we dropped anchor to relax and prepare for dinner. Our plan was to spend the night anchored off of Isla Saona and head out early the next morning.

I decided to go diving under the boat to see if the river we were staying in prior, fouled our props along the anyway. Good thing I checked, as there was tons of debris on the prop. Fishing line, fishing nets, rope, and a coat hanger all had to be removed. (more…)