March 20, 2010
Luperon, Dominican Republic
Cruising is about weather and anchoring and self-sufficiency. Cruising is also very much about TIME to do things we love (some of which we didn’t know we love until we went cruising!)
These pictures are from things we love. No color editing has happened, nor photo-shopping. It has been a very, very full 4 days – and I don’t even have pictures yet from our waterfall adventure yesterday.
On March 15, we left Provo to motorsail across the Caicos Banks (at this point it is 3 boats traveling together – Osprey, Calypso, and Kaya, a catamaran with Charlie and Lizz aboard). March 16 we anchored at Salt Cay (left pic is Wendy and Johnny and Osprey in the background; right one is Calypso right-framed by ruins of an old whale-sighting station):
On March 17 we got up to head the 8 miles down to Sand Cay, where we set a “lunch hook” as we had to leave at 3:30 or so for the 80 mile sail to Luperon. We saw whales and turtle tracks and collected a LOT of sea glass. Are we ever glad we didn’t miss this spot!
You may have to click on the pictures to see a larger version – the turtle tracks look like tractor tracks, and the whale (unless you enlarge it) looks like a speck on the lens in between the job sheet and the sail.
On March 17 we cleared into Luperon and we instantly transported to the tropics. Hard to believe 80 miles can send you from desert-like parched to lush, lush mountainous green. We are happy to be here with our buddies and will post more when we process all we have done in the 2 days since our arrival!