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The Journey Begins
Total Beauty, Ile a Vache
02/19/2014, Haiti

We anchored in an incredibly stunning bay on the north west end of the island, a true paradise. The palm tree lined beach has small colorful concrete houses, playing children and fisherman.


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Fisherman, Ile a Vache
02/19/2014, Haiti

And other small fishing boats with sails.

2014-02 February
On to Ile a Vache
02/18/2014, Haiti

Moving on, we left the island just after lunch for the 130 nm crossing to Ile a Vache, Haiti. With no wind we had to motor most of the night.

As we approached Haiti in the early afternoon we came across many fishermen, in both pirogues . . .

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Fish go to Market
02/17/2014, Isla Beata, Dominican Republic

The fish are transferred by boat to the mainland every Tuesday and Saturday. The ride takes six hours, with four men in the boat, and one ton of fish. The four return to the island with a supply fresh water, gasoline jugs, and blocks of ice.

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Island Control
02/17/2014, Isla Beata, Dominican Republic

There is an officer posted on the island to reduce the possibility of the island being used for drug or human trafficking. He works on the island for one month, and then gets four days off. No children are allowed on the island as there is no school and they do not have alot of warning in case of storms and hurricanes.

2014-02 February
Prehistoric Creatures, Isla Beata
02/17/2014, Dominican Republic

The island is swarming with rather large iguanas. They are like a dog back home; they wander around, lie in the sun, and eat what they can find. They have a prehistoric look to them.

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Fresh Lobster, Isla Beata
02/17/2014, Dominican Republic

We got two lobsters from the local fisherman at $10/lb. Double what we should have paid, but these people have very little and are so poor. We returned back to the boat with two lobsters that Luc Barbequed for dinner.

While we were having a swim, a fisherman came by asking if we wanted some langouste (lobster), we sent him over to see Luc. Luc exchanged a $10 bottle of whiskey from Martinique for four lobsters, now this was a much better price!

2014-02 February
Hard Workers, Isla Beata
02/17/2014, Dominican Republic

The fisherman go out in the early morning and return with their catch around 3pm. They then prepare the fish for storage and repair nets.

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Isla Beata Housing
02/17/2014, Dominican Republic

Seventy people live on the island, most in tents, or make shift buildings put together with scraps of wood and metal.


2014-02 February
Walking through the village
02/17/2014

We went ashore in the morning and walked through the village and the old prison remnants. The local fisherman from the DR and Haiti were very welcoming.


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