25 January 2010 | Fort Pierce FL
26 April 2009 | Leeward Islands
11 April 2009 | St Barts
11 April 2009 | St. Barts
14 March 2009 | leeward Islands
12 March 2009 | Leeward Islands
07 February 2009 | St Thomas
20 January 2009 | St. Thomas USVI
06 January 2009 | Luperon
11 December 2008 | Luperon
24 November 2008 | In the Exumas Bahamas
15 October 2008 | Near Jeckyl Island
06 September 2008 | NYC, Long Island, CT and MA
18 May 2008 | Cape Canaveral Florida
17 April 2008 | Durban and Cape Town
13 February 2008 | West Palm Beach, Florida
25 November 2007 | Grand Bahamas Island
20 November 2007 | Grand bahamas Island
20 November 2007 | West Palm Beach, FL

Dominican Republic

11 December 2008 | Luperon
Capt. Rick
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: landhooo@hotmail.com or sailiato@gmail.com.
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Vessel Name: IATO
Vessel Make/Model: 40' Manta Catamaran
Hailing Port: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Crew: Rick and Linda Wilson
About: We recently retired and are setting out to fulfill our dreams. We hope to cruise to new places and new worlds.
IATO's Photos - IATO (Main)
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8 Photos
Created 23 April 2009
5 square miles, 3,300 feet high
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Created 23 April 2009
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Created 6 January 2009
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Created 11 December 2008
From Rum Cay we spent 30 hours to Turks and Cacos. And 24 hours to the Turks to Luperon, Dominican Republic.
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Created 9 December 2008
had our last hoorah at our friend Iska's boat the night before we left Georgetown.. Had a ball! thanks Ida and Ian
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Created 9 December 2008
So wonderful to meet other Women doing the Same thing and share experiences and ideas. You have an INSTANT "soul" connection. I found the most wonderful woman that pulled me under their wings and gave me friendship, love and support. I hope I can pass the love wherever I go.
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Created 1 December 2008
Thanksgiving dinner on Ishka with friends in Georgetown
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Created 28 November 2008
Pictures from Warick Wells Cay, Port Lucaya
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Created 25 November 2008
New York, CT, MA
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Created 6 September 2008
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Created 25 May 2008
our trip to Cape Town and Durban SA
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Created 17 April 2008
We had a get together in Freeport Grand Bahamas Island. These are the picture of the 8 day stay.
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Created 21 November 2007
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Created 30 October 2007
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Created 22 October 2007
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Created 24 September 2007
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Created 7 September 2007
We spent 4 days in the New York City area. These are a sample of the many pictures we took
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Created 28 August 2007
Leaving the Chesapeake we started out trip from Chesapeake City to Cape May, NJ.
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Created 15 August 2007
We will meet many new friends traveling. We are going to try and include as many on our site as we can. Each person is special in their own way and will add to our life.
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Created 11 July 2007

Who: Rick and Linda Wilson
Port: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida