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Our home is the world - with KOKOMO a Quasar 50 cruising catamaran around the world
Puerto Plata port
11/30/2009, Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata harbor is crowded, dirty, and full of hassle.
Puerto Plata is the second oldest town in the D.R. with a several miles long Malecon.

Der Hafen von Puerto Plata ist voll mit Arbeitsbooten, schmutzig und kein guter Platz fuer Segler. Die Stadt ist die zweitaelteste in der Dom.Rep. und hat eine sehr lange und sehr schoene Uferpromenade.

Our planned route around the world
11/15/2009, Planet Earth

--------It's a good life--------
-------- Live slow ---------


I bought "Kokomo" in Grenada in 2007.
"Kokomo" carried some battle scars, but I was more than happy with my choice.

In June 2007 I set off on an open ended circumnavigation.
From Grenada I sailed "Kokomo" to Venezuela, ABC Islands, across the Caribbean Sea to Honduras and Guatemala. After the 2008 Hurricane season I took her north to Belize, Mexico to Florida, USA.
Next I sailed to the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos and to the Dominican Republic where I spent the Hurricane season of 2009.

From here we will follow the popular route:
Jamaica
Columbia
Panama
Galapagos
Marquesas
Tuamotus
French Polynesia
Cook Islands
Tonga
New Zealand where we will spent one year.

After our break in New Zealand we will sail west ward to:
Australia
Indonesia
Singapore
Malaysia
Thailand
Sri Lanka
India
Seychelles
Madagascar
South Africa
Argentinia
Brazil and back to the Caribbean.

We do not have a time table for our circumnavigation.
We will follow the trade winds to cross the major oceans and we will stay out of the hurricane areas.
The object is to sail as easily and safely and warmly as possible, with a minimum of hardship and a maximum of pleasure.


Halloween
11/01/2009, Luperon/Dom.Rep.

Luckily there was no body attached to the hand...

Fresh goat
10/27/2009, Santiago/Dom.Rep.

Goat is waiting for it's turn to be slaughtered.
One of many road side butchers on the road to Santiago.

Centipedes/Tausendfuessler
10/26/2009, Dom.Rep.

Something for the Halloween Party...

Centipedes are known as generalist predators which means that they have adapted to eat a variety of different available prey items. Centipedes are also known to be nocturnal.
What centipedes actually eat is not well known because of their cryptic lifestyle and thorough mastication of food. Laboratory feeding trials support that they will feed as generalists, taking most anything that is soft-bodied and in a reasonable size range. It has been suggested that earthworms provide the bulk of their diet.
They have been observed eating reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, bats and birds.

Centipedes are eaten by a great many vertebrates and invertebrates, and form the staple diet of some.

Some species of centipede can be hazardous to humans because of their bite. Although a bite to an adult human is usually only very painful, it can be dangerous to small children and those with allergies to bee stings. The bite of larger centipedes can induce anaphylactic shock in such people. Smaller centipedes usually do not puncture human skin.

Birthday Pool Party
10/25/2009, Luperon/Dom.Rep.

We had a great time at Margie's birthday party. The view from their house on "Gringo-Hill" is stunning.

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