The cruising life, as everyone wants it to be

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.

Osprey and Calypso anchored in the “annex”, and a shot of Southside Marina (Provo) DSC_0910 DSC_0905

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):

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DSC_0931 DSC_0929 Watching Jeremy bound over rocks and bushes to get into the above picture would have done my mom proud.

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!

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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!

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4 Responses to The cruising life, as everyone wants it to be

  1. Karen Soule says:

    Again, what an experience. Your kids will forever be grateful…so remind them of all of this when they become adolescents!

  2. Do places like this exist or did you go to a studio and they pulled down backdrops for the photos. If you think you are making me envious and wondering why I am sitting in front of computer, you are.

    Awesome Beauty. I wish I had a boat instead of a BCC to go sailing. Of course, I hate boats and old Sabb’s.

    Keep on going Calypso and we shall see you at the TSR in October.

  3. Lee says:

    Wow! I am so excited for you and this last post made me feel for a moment like I had been able to join you. Say hi to Osprey from Namaste. We read Wendy’s articles, see pictures of friends and dream.I love the picture of you 3 on the bow….look forward to waterfall pics.
    xoxoxo, lee

  4. Heather Cassidy says:

    It sounds amazing! We’re glad you having a great time down there but we miss you! We’re in Nassau right now doing our taxes, blah! We should be done by Wed. then we will mosey on whichever way the wind is blowing.
    Starbound crew

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