Babystepping on Banjo

18 June 2013 | Soufriere, St. Lucia
14 June 2013 | Soufrierre, St. Lucia
09 June 2013 | St. Lucia
20 April 2013 | Basseterre, St. Kitts
20 April 2013 | Basseterre, St. Kitts
15 April 2013 | Basseterre, St. Kitts
15 April 2013 | St. Kitts
17 March 2013 | Ram Head Moorings, St. John
05 March 2013 | Key Bay, Peter Island, BVI
05 March 2013 | Key Bay, Peter Island, BVI
02 March 2013 | Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
22 February 2013 | Dewey harbor--Culebra
22 February 2013 | Dewey harbor--Culebra
19 February 2013 | Ensenada Honda--Vieques
19 February 2013 | Ensenada Honda--Vieques
11 February 2013 | Ensenada Honda--Vieques
11 February 2013 | Ensenada Honda--Vieques
11 February 2013 | Ensenada Honda--Vieques
10 February 2013 | Bahia Salinas Del Sur--Vieques
02 February 2013 | Ponce, Puerto Rico

We're Here

02 February 2013 | Ponce, Puerto Rico
I was supposed to post daily on our four and a half day voyage here.

Oops!

We arrived last Saturday at Boqueron, Puerto Rico.

The passage was OK. Terror and boredom. Boredom and terror.

Puerto Rico is a nice change after the Bahamas. Happy people, loud music, dancing, beer, food, great shopping and prices.

Meyka is loading up for our time "down island." We've learned when you have the selection and prices like this to load up.

Our original intention for our first year of cruising was to winter in the Bahamas and summer in the northeast. But once we got south it was easy to convince us to just stay.

We will be in PR for 3-6 weeks. Vieques and Culebra (the Spanish Virgins) are prime cruising grounds. Then we will work our way through the Caribbean chain.

The Garmin charts could be downloaded for here. What we lack for helping us plan are cruising guides. We may take a day trip to San Juan to visit West Marine and get some.

Where you plan to be during hurricane season is a big issue. Our thought right now is to spend a couple of months in Grenada and three in Bonaire from June-October.

Right now we are enjoying a week at the prestigious Ponce Yacht and Fishing Club. $200 for the week. Pool, tennis, sauna, etc. More beautiful boats than you could count.

Meyka is wearing the numbers off the credit card at Wal-mart and Sams Club. I'm taking care of a few boat chores.

The unlimited water (free) here is a real treat. We've been getting by on four gallons a day for the last two months. Letting the tap run seems frivilous. I washed Banjo today. She was so dirty. Maybe Wally will even get a bath.

The picture in this post shows Banjo at sea on our way here. Our friends Judy and Sherman captured her under sail.

Miss all of you and think of you often!
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Vessel Name: Banjo
Vessel Make/Model: CSY 44 Walkover
Hailing Port: Beaufort, NC
Crew: Doug, Meyka, & Wally
About:
We began babystepping into the cruising life when we moved to the coast of Wilmington, NC. Rob Larkin became our sailing mentor. We bought our first sailboat-a 30' Rawson. Later we traded the Rawson on Banjo. We started cruising full time September 2012. [...]
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Babystepping

Who: Doug, Meyka, & Wally
Port: Beaufort, NC