Mile High Dream

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Coffee time

04 April 2015
Greg beautiful sunny day with one torrential downpour
Hi Sailblog lovers, This will be a catch up since I have not posted since the beginning of April.
One of the joys of sailing with buddy boats is when you reach a port you have someone do go exploring with. Exploring we did.

David had found a recommendation for a coffee tour. He contacted the manager of the plantation and of we go having only gps co-ordinants to locate his farm. That should have been a tip-off to where we were headed. We started traveling along the north coast of Puerto Rico driving though San Juan. Soon we headed inland to the heart of Puerto Rico. The beauty of the area is breathtaking. Stone outcroppings covered in dense vegetation of trees, ferns, brush and grass shoot straight up out of the ground.

The road is wide and well maintained as we fly along. We have only 20 miles to go according to our GPS but are still over and hour away. "What is going on" we ask. "We are almost there" The next turn gives us the answer. It is now a windy two lane road. As we travel through the towns, the local church members are standing along the road handing out pamphlets for there church. Easter is tomorrow and they are doing a little outreach.

The next turn takes into a single lane dirt road that goes straight up a hill, through someones farm and just keeps on going. The answer comes very clear to why it will take so long. Our last 8 miles takes us over 30 minutes. Almost like being on the boat.

We arrive at Sander's Farms and the view is amazing as you you can see by the picture. The tour is very enjoyable. The farm has been in our guide's family for many generations and his enthusiasm is contagious. We sample some coffee (even my self who is not a coffee drinker) and we head back to the Marina.

How was the coffee? Hard for me to compare since the last time I had any coffee was at a cooking class in Italy about 10 years ago. It tasted ike coffee to me. On the way back we stop at a very local bbq and it was delicious. I am beginning to really like this county.
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Vessel Name: Mile High Dream
Vessel Make/Model: Catalina 400
Hailing Port: Dillon, CO
Crew: Greg Seebart
About: Greg has been sailing since he was 21. I grew up in North Dakota and started taking advantage of the constant winds. After selling my bicycle store in 2006 we got more serious about living our dream on a sailboat. Greg and his wife purchased Mile High Dream in 2013.
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Greg and Mary had owned Nada Mas, a 23' South Coast, on Lake Dillon in Colorado for 33 years. We chartered in the Caribbean and Calif. numerous times. We were excited to begin our dream. While waiting for a weather window in the Truks and Caicos, Mary died unexpectedly Jan. 6 2015 after a [...]
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