Monday, January 12, 2015

New!

Ok. I now have the Blogger App working on my phone. Cool.  I might be missing my Fuji X100 shots but lovin the freedom to be spontaneous.

Life is full of compromises. Blog on!

Yum

Here in Puerto Real we have a  Pescadoria right in the Marina.  Yumm. Logosto,  chillo, pulpo, fresh as it gets.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Finally, the Carribean!

We depart Miami Dec 7th. After some great weather and great crossings, a short stop in the Turks & Caicos Islands and the Dominican Republic plus a trip home and finally crossing the Mona Passage last night (the "lumpy" night) we are greeted in Puerto Real, Puerto Rico by John & Paulette on "Seamantha"! Finally we catch up! They have been a big help along they way with advice and lining up marinas for us. Shortly after we tied up at the Fuel dock, Duane and June, on Cabo Rico 42 "Sea Clearly" arrive as well. New Years dinner on Seamantha! Now hoping Bill & Anne of "Anne Louise" are not far behind. It's really NICE and HOT here this evening!

More than halfway to Trinidad! Time now to slow down and begin enjoying the islands.

Happy New Year!

Leaving the DR behind

We leave on schedule, 10:30 am on the 31st from Samana, Dominican Republic. New Years at sea! The seas were at times confused, winds varied berween 10-20kts from E-ES to E-NE but we are given a worthy farewell from the DR with another lovely sunset as we leave the coast.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Mona Passage Next

We have really enjoyed Samana, DR. The marina/resort has a great facility, warm friendly staff and a top notch Italian restaurant. With the forecast shown here we plan to depart Dec 31, mid morning, and take the north route to Puerto Real, Puerto Rico.

Wind & wave forecast for 18.25º N / 67.5º W

Tue
30
7am
Tue
30
1pm
Tue
30
7pm
Wed
31
1am
Wed
31
7am
Wed
31
1pm
Wed
31
7pm
Thu
1
1am
Thu
1
7am
Thu
1
1pm
Thu
1
7pm
Fri
2
1am
Fri
2
7am
Fri
2
1pm
Fri
2
7pm
Sat
3
1am
Sat
3
7am
Sat
3
1pm
Sat
3
7pm


Sun
4
7am
Sun
4
1pm
Sun
4
7pm
Mon
5
1am
Mon
5
7am
Mon
5
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Mon
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7pm
Tue
6
1am
11
8
11
8
13
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10
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10
11
8
13
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9
9
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14
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11
21
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15
18
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19
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16
12
19
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18
13
20
15
15
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19
14
17
13

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1.7
1.3
1.8
1.4
1.7
1.3
1.5
1.2
1.4
1
1.3
1
1.3
1
1.2
0.9
1.1
0.8
1.1
0.8
1.2
0.9
1.2
1
1.3
1
1.5
1.1
1.8
1.4
1.8
1.4
1.8
1.4
1.8
1.4
1.8
1.4
1.8
1.4
1.8
1.4
1.8
1.4
1.7
1.3
1.7
1.3
1.6
1.2
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1.3
1.6
1.2
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