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Chat and Chill this afternoon02/04/2011, George Town, Exumas
We met up with some old friends in pristine Abrahams Bay at Mayaguana. Author Chris Jackson and his wife Ann were waiting for favorable winds aboard their sloop "Mr Mac". They know a thing or two about the ocean. She has a doctorate in marine biology and Chris grew up aboard the family's commercial fishing boat. He is a true waterman and a good sport (he pointed out the big one for me to spear). Great company. They are heading south and don't need the wind that was to take us north.
Out Islands BahamasTRC East winds @ 15 kts
Mayaguana is the only one of the 700 Bahamian islands that still has its original Indian name. It is the most easterly in the 100,000 square mile archipelago that extends over 500 miles of the clearest water in the world. We are 295 miles southeast of Nassau��"the mail boat comes every two weeks.....The reefs of the deep Atlantic (5 NM south of here it is 2500 meters deep) are rich with conch, lobster, fish, turtles and shipwrecks (not ours).
On our (slow) way NorthTRC
01/23/2011, Puerto Plata
We arrived at Puerto Plata on the North Coast of the Dominican Repblic after a 40 hour passage from Guanica on the South Coast of Puerto Rico. There were some huge elephant sized waves in the Mona Passage and Angel handled all well.
Gilligan's IslandTRC (no snow, no rain, just sun)
01/15/2011, Guaiana, Puerto Rico
Angel at rest. The foreground is a long tidal flat that runs from insde the reef to the cove.
Palmas del MarTRC 85 Clear, winds 090@17kts
Our sailing friends took this shot of Angel entering the cut at Palmas del Mar. The Trade Winds are back.....We will head North to NYC and to Germany for a few weeks....back on the boat just after New Year's day...