AboutThis is us taking time out to sail to somewhere we’ve never been with our three rapidly maturing children on the yacht ‘Mahia’ – a Jeanneau 43 DS. We decided to risk our jobs, the childrens education, our retirement savings and our sanity, and left the Sunshine Coast of Australia to sail across from the USA to Europe via the Caribbean.
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Well, our blog posts are getting slightly out of sync – with Pete throwing in a couple of posts about our time in the DR and his solo crossing of the Mona passage to Puerto Rico. Hope we haven’t got … Continue reading
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
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
The boys and I arrived safely, although not happily into San Juan after a quick, uneventful flight.
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
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
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
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