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Apr 16, 2011 - along the Hispanola shores

hello Family and Friends, We finally left the Luperon,D.R, anchorage at 7 pm, in a hurry before exiting the anchorage in the dark,dodging the 150 boats in our path. We only returned after 2 hrs of only 2knots,so making our way back in only 15mins! We re-anchored in time to watch the thunderstorms,glad we aborted. The next morn we up anchored at 9am after our coffee and breaky.John also scraped the bottom of the boat and prop which was covered with barnacles,the prop is mostly comprised of bronze,and bronze has antifouling characteristics so...

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Mar 23, 2011 - 3 days of sail to Puerto Rico

hi Family and Friends, We have had beautiful weather for our stay in Luperon.The very early mornings are usually rainy making for clear and sunny skies for the remainder of the day. All day their is a constant breeze comming into the bay that keeps us cool. At night around 8 pm the incoming ocean breeze stops and you get the mountian /shore breeze from the other direction. At night is completly calm and great sleeping weather, even need a blanket around 5 am. We are anchored near the government dock so we see a lot of traffic, fishing boats...

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Jul 18, 2010 - Samanizzy

I think God was punishing me this morning for not being religious because the church bells for the 6:30am mass chimed ceaselessly and sounded like they were in my bathroom. I pushed through it though, as any good sleeper does, and managed to drift back to unconsciousness with a church chorus lullaby that followed the bells. By 8:30am I was ready to face the day. I went out to the main hostel area and ran into a woman from Germany named Yelena. She, much like me, was interested in the fruit extravaganza that typically occurred between 8 and...

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Mar 19, 2009 - Bahia Samaná, Dominican Republic

Bahia Samaná is located in the far northeastern corner of the Dominican Republic and was rather isolated until only recently when a newly constructed highway cut the driving time from the capital of Santo Domingo from five hours to two. Although the town of Santa Bárbara de Samaná and surrounding areas are seeing some development in the form of both resorts and general tourist infrastructure, it has not become overrun and the bay and surrounding areas still retain much of their original wild qualities. It’s a truly gorgeous place. Much of...

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Nov 4, 2008 - To (Eat &) Drink Life to the Lees!

Let's start with the important stuff - FOOD! Here are some highlights. Mostly seafood but there's a lot of good eats in the Caribbean! And, truly, the restaurants themselves are worth the trip. Authentic waiters, waitresses, cooks, and owners who come out and bring you a tot of rum and take the time to talk. Best Fish Sandwich - Blackened Flying Fish at The Jolly Roger Inn, Tortola, BVI Check out their web-cam @ http://reservationsbvi.com/weather/070106.html Best Fish and Chips - The Mad Mongoose, Falmouth Harbor. Check out their menu &...

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May 6, 2002 - La Samana, Dominican Republic

The first day was a sea day sailing toward La Samana, in the Dominican Republic, was a laid back day checking out the ship and enjoying the sea breeze. It started with a Bloody Mary (included in the cruise) before breakfast, a very good breakfast then just relaxing on the ship, we had 115 passengers on this part of the trip. a nice lunch then in the afternoon a hour to enjoy free rum sizzles at the bar, then dressing for dinner (a clean tee shirt, LOL). At dinner a glass of red or white wine was included with a very good meal and time to...

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