The Adventures of Smart Move

13 June 2015 | Tyrell Bay, Carriacou
24 May 2015 | Saints Anne, Martinique
24 March 2015 | Puerto del Rey Marina, Fajardo, Puerto Rico
01 February 2015 | Charlestown, Nevis
13 January 2015 | Prickly Bay, Grenada
03 December 2014 | Prickly Bay, Grenada
01 December 2014 | Somewhere in the Caribbean Sea
01 December 2014 | Somewhere In The Caribbean Sea
30 November 2014 | Fajardo, Puerto Rico
22 November 2014 | Puerto del Rey Marina, Fajardo, Puerto Rico
29 October 2014 | San Juan, Puerto Rico
26 August 2014 | Cheyenne, Wyoming
01 August 2014 | Highlands Ranch, Colorado
29 July 2014 | Cheyenne, Wyoming
16 May 2014 | Sunbay Marina, Fajardo, Puerto Rico
15 May 2014 | Sunbay Marina, Fajardo, Puerto Rico
14 May 2014 | Sunbay Marina, Fajardo, Puerto Rico
02 April 2014 | Terre D'en Haut, Iles des Saintes
31 March 2014 | Prince Rupert Bay, Dominica

Tracking Weather

01 August 2014 | Highlands Ranch, Colorado
There is an interesting piece of weather out in the Atlantic that has had forecasters scratching their heads for the past few days, this evening it finally organized enough to be named Tropical Storm Bertha.

The decision to leave Smart Move (located on the east coast of Puerto Rico) during hurricane season in the 'Hurricane Box' was made by circumstances rather than choice. I have been monitoring the weather in the Caribbean daily and for the last three days I've been checking every four hours. It has been somewhat of a nail biter as I have read report after report about what a conundrum Invest93L has been.

When I woke up this morning, the weather models had Invest93L developing into TS Bertha and tracking over eastern Puerto Rico Saturday afternoon. We have done everything possible to make sure Smart Move will be secure and safe in the event that a tropical storm or hurricane passes her way. But jeepers, what a helpless feeling sitting around waiting for updated weather reports and wondering what is happening and speculating what can happen!

It looks as if Bertha's track has shifted more west than north during the course of the day and four of the six models are now indicating Bertha will pass over St. Lucia midday Friday on her northwest track -- our thoughts are with our friends in St. Lucia. These four models have Bertha splitting the difference between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico Saturday night around 8:00. This puts both countries in Bertha's crosshairs, with western Puerto Rico taking the brunt of the storm. However, two models are still showing Bertha heading straight for Puerto Rico, one model passing over the western end of Puerto Rico and the other passing over the eastern end of Puerto Rico. No matter how you look at it at the moment, it doesn't look good!

Vessel Name: Smart Move
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 473
Hailing Port: Salt Lake City, Utah
Crew: Barry, Robyn, Lilly and Chloe
Smart Move's Photos - Main
The Big Little Island
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Created 2 December 2012
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Pictures from Sherri's October 2012 visit.
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Our time in Fajardo, Puerto Rico
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Pictures from Miami, Florida 2012
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San Juan February 2012
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