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OLd Haunts revisited

22 August 2008 | Puerto Rico
Scott Trefethen
We traveled from Mayagues to Boqueron and then on to La Parguera a wonderful small fishing town. We had visited here 13 years ago with Clara and Omaron a wirlwind tour of the island. We stayed in a small Paradore hotel. Today the hotel has grown to the point where we hardly recognised it. This photo shows the hotel as seen from the dingy.

Well after a couple days here at the incomperable Ponce Yacht & Fishing club we are heading East to Salinas and our temporary home for the next few weeks as we watch storms roll by. We are in the midst of an active storm season here in the Caribbean with a tropical low moving our way.

We have had great luck in finding Efrane of the Quantum sail loft here. His team are patching up our torn genoa. And he has the necessary materials for Jean and I to make our new bimini top for the cockpit. Anyone visiting Ponce will find him a very friendly and helpfull sail maker.
We will be busy over the next few weeks with serveral projects on the boat. One being the completion of our mechanical refrigeration. We have 12 volt refrigeration and eutectic holding plates aboard. This time of year ice has been the exception rather than the rule in the freezer. As those boaters out there can attest having ice onboard during a hot afternoon is akin to heaven on earth.
We made an important discovery this past week. The water we had filled our tanks with in the DR had been slightly brackish. Over the past 3 weeks as we drank this water we became increasingly dehydrated. On arriving in Ponce and refilling our tanks the difference was noticed immediately by all.
Anyone cruising in the DR will want to run the ZarPar Marina water through their water maker before drinking it to avoid dehydration.
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Vessel Name: OmarSea
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau Oceanus 510
Hailing Port: Oregon
Crew: Scott, Jean, Ben, Julianna & Stephen
About: We invite you to join us for adventure aboard our floating classroom where our mates Ben, Julianna and Stephen will be learning first hand about our wonderful planet.
OmarSea's Photos - OmarSea (Main)
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Scott standing at ZarPar Marina DR
Kids in the shallows off La Parguera PR
Primitive warriors night hunting for the elusive tropical snipe.
Jeans confectionary proof that even while crusing you can still enjoy some of the best of life.
Isla Saona off the DR is a beautiful nature preserve with that Pacific isle feeling.
These crabs gather in the shallows on the desert islands just off Puerto Ricos south coast. They feed on detritus at the high tide mark. Some can jump as far as two feet when disturbed by walking near them.
Dave, Dorothy and Gregory relax in the cockpit here in Bequia. Great times had by all.
Class racing off Bequia during the famous Easter regatta.
Julianna dreams of raising her very own sea turtles. Here she sees a conservation effort that has kept four species of turtles alive and thriving on the island of Bequia.
Dave Pelton and I working on the boat.
Kids battle with Pokemon.
More Pokemon Battling
 
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