11 December 2008 | Luperon
Luperon Dominican Republic
As I write we are crossing the channel between the Turks and Cacos Islands. We have 150 miles to go to reach Luperon in the Dominican Republic. We left George Town in the Exumas about a week ago and headed to Rum Cay to wait for a weather window in hopes to head direct to the BVI. Unfortunately between the cold fronts and the trade winds we could wait for a month for that weather window. So, traveling with 3 other boats we headed out for the Turks and Cacos. That trip took us about 36 hours in very light winds but nice calm seas. We never checked into the Turks and Cacos but decided to just anchor off the islands for the night to get ready for today's trip.
It looks like we will arrive tomorrow morning sometime around 8 or nine am. We are looking forward to seeing the sights and working on the boat for a couple of weeks. I hope to learn some Spanish, but if you know me you know that is impossible.
The weather is warm and the water is getting warmer as we go. Right now it's about 80 degrees. Yesterday Linda pulled in our first Mahi-Mahi and about an hour later I got one. We some up for dinner and it was fresh and fantastic. Our Freezer is packed full now that we added the Mahi.
Before we left the US, we got a blackberry and an AT&T international plan. That has worked out for us very well. Every place we have gone except two over the past month we have had internet and email on our phone. It makes it real easy to check in on the kids and family. If you have a blackberry and would like to contact us, it is set up on email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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