Monthly Archives: June 2017

Spanish Virgin Islands

Our last days in Puerto Rico were spent madly cleaning, repairing and restocking – a seemingly endless task.  Pete had multiple trips to hardware stores, marine stores and one day carried two propane gas tanks a total of 9 kms … Continue reading

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San Juan

A visit to Puerto Rico is not complete unless San Juan, the capital is explored.  We hired a car for the day, and headed straight to the old town, about an hour away from the boat.  With forts and castles … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico

The boys and I arrived safely, although not happily into San Juan after a quick, uneventful flight.

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The Dreaded Mona Passage

The Mona passage lies between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, maybe 70 miles of open sea, with a bad reputation. It is interesting because the Atlantic Ocean is 8 Km (8000m) deep at this point, the Puerto Rican Trench, … Continue reading

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Santo Domingo

As Pete finalised his visa and then returned to the boat to set sail that afternoon for Puerto Rico, the boys and I made our way to the accommodation we had booked in the Zona Colonial – the old town … Continue reading

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Trying to get to Puerto Rico

Before i left Australia, there was a podcast I enjoyed listening to – it was called Preppers Podcast. It was aimed at the American phenomenon called preppers. These are people preparing for the end of the world, or rather, the … Continue reading

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Samana – what’s not to love about Samana

The resort complex associated with the Bahia Marina has everything a grotty yachty dreams of – showers, laundry, pools, a gym, and for kids, a playground and a very tolerant staff, who never once made comment as the kids spread … Continue reading

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