02 June 2013
14 April 2011 | Peakes Boatyard, Chaguaramas, Trinidad
09 April 2011 | Peakes Boatyard, Chaguaramas, Trinidad
05 April 2011 | Peakes Boatyard, Chaguaramas, Trinidad
04 April 2011 | Chaguaramas, Trinidad
28 March 2011 | Saga Bay, Grenada
27 March 2011 | Clarkes Court Bay, Grenada
25 March 2011 | St Georges, Grenada
18 March 2011 | Sun Bay, Vieques
16 March 2011 | Puerto Patillas
15 March 2011 | Cayo Puerca Mangrove, Puerto Rico
07 March 2011 | Salinas
06 March 2011 | Cayos Enrique, La Parguera
04 March 2011 | Boqueron
03 March 2011 | Mona Island, Puerto Rico
01 March 2011 | La Romana
24 February 2011 | Bayahibe
21 February 2011 | Saona

STOP AT MONA ISLAND

03 March 2011 | Mona Island, Puerto Rico
Michele/clear and sunny
After we left La Romana we stopped at Saona Island for dinner and then set off east about 10pm. On route one of our engine shafts started leaking, why do these things happen at 3am in the morning? The winds were very easterly but we finally managed to arrive at Mona Island in the Mona Passage about midday, lining up the range markers on shore to make our way through the very narrow entrance in the reef to the tiny anchorage.
This 13,000-acre island is famous for its crystal clear waters and varied fish population. It is home to a indigineous iguana. Although uninhabited, there are some buildings on shore for the handful of researchers and park rangers who come and go. There was also a group of hunters (for pig and goat) camping while we were there.
We walked along the endless beach and also did a long hike inland, much to the distress of the rangers who discovered us on the way back and said we were only allowed to be on the beach because of the danger of being shot by the hunters! There are a number of big caves to explore.
On Thursday we made our way out of the reef entrance and were fortunate to have calm enough seas to anchor for dinner before setting off for Boqueron, Puerto Rico.
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Vessel Name: Irony
Vessel Make/Model: Joubert-Nivelt steel ketch
Hailing Port: London
Crew: Nic and Michele Cutler
About:
Nic and Michele Cutler have been living on their steel ketch, Irony, since July 2002. They have sailed around the Mediterranean and down to the Red Sea. In 2008 they left the Mediterranean for Morocco and the Canaries. They crossed the Atlantic in Feb 2009 after visiting Senegal & the Gambia. [...]
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Who: Nic and Michele Cutler
Port: London
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