** KYROS **

The Journey Begins

19 February 2014 | Haiti
19 February 2014 | Haiti
18 February 2014 | Haiti
17 February 2014 | Isla Beata, Dominican Republic
17 February 2014 | Isla Beata, Dominican Republic
17 February 2014 | Dominican Republic
17 February 2014 | Dominican Republic
17 February 2014 | Dominican Republic
17 February 2014 | Dominican Republic
17 February 2014
17 February 2014 | Dominican Republic
16 February 2014 | Dominican Republic
16 February 2014 | Dominican Republic
15 February 2014
15 February 2014 | Dominican Republic
15 February 2014 | Dominican Republic
15 February 2014 | Dominican Republic
15 February 2014 | Dominican Republic
15 February 2014 | Dominican Republic
15 February 2014

Total Beauty, Ile a Vache

19 February 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.

Fisherman, Ile a Vache

19 February 2014 | Haiti
And other small fishing boats with sails.

On to Ile a Vache

18 February 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 . . .

Fish go to Market

17 February 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.

Island Control

17 February 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.

Prehistoric Creatures, Isla Beata

17 February 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.

Fresh Lobster, Isla Beata

17 February 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!

Hard Workers, Isla Beata

17 February 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.

Isla Beata Housing

17 February 2014 | Dominican Republic
Seventy people live on the island, most in tents, or make shift buildings put together with scraps of wood and metal.

Walking through the village

17 February 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.

Vessel Name: Kyros
Vessel Make/Model: 43' Fountaine Pajot
Crew: Marc & Tamara
About: We have decided to put business aside for awhile and focus on our quality of life, enjoying the sea and sailing and just get out of the day to day rat race. Life is too short!!
Extra: We are hoping this sail blog will help us to keep in touch with family and friends during our adventure.
Kyros's Photos - 2011-12-03 Anegada
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Added 5 December 2011

KYROS

Who: Marc & Tamara