Hello it’s Trent here. I would like to thank everyone who spends time reading this blog and also thanks to Monica for doing such a great job keeping it going! We have ..
I’m in love with the Virgin Islands. This is our paradise. The Virgins are blessed with a beautiful, unspoiled environment and a favorable climate. It’s everything you ever want and more. The beaches are so delightfully fr..
I knew that we’d probably lose touch with our group of 6-10 buddy boats once we hit the Virgin Islands and it’s true that we haven’t seen any of them since Culebra, except one, Vagabond. We’ve officially bond-ed with the Canadian, single-hander, Dan. A 47′ sailing vessel is hard to handle alone; ..
We finally made it to St. Thomas! And just barely in time to meet up with the rest of Trent’s family who’ve got a condo on Sapphire Beach for two weeks. Reunited and it feels so good! I think salty ole’ Steve, who’s been ..
Strangely enough, it’s been an all American kind of week anchored here in Puerto Rico. Let me begin by telling you I can’t remember the last time I had a hot shower until most recently. I know it was in Florida, somewhere. Months ago we crossed over to the Bahamas, passed quickly through Turks and..
Weather, weather, weather, always waiting on weather! Our patience certainly paid off this time because I’m pretty sure we broke some kind of record crossing the precarious Mona Passage. We practically flew from Samana, Dominican Republic to Boqueron, Puerto Rico in 28 hours. Plus Pepper sailed mo..
Now I’ll tell you about the other side of the Dominican Republic. I’ll go through a few basic things first and then tell you what we’ve been up to. A good monthly salary here in the Dominican Republic is considered to be about 10,000 pesos or $222 USD. You’re lucky if you have your own means of tr..
We motor sailed about 130 miles overnight to the Dominican Republic. I was fast asleep on the settee after my night watch when Trent hurriedly woke me up just at sunrise to see a pod of migrating humpback whales. Never have I ever!!!
That afternoon we were on the dock visiting our friends on Aqua..
Clearing through customs at Turks & Caicos was not the smoothest of experiences. Their process was terribly disorganized; and it’s not like we had problems with our paperwork, passports or documentation. The entire first day in a new country was spent in a tiny, unairconditioned storage building t..
Two nights at Long Island was plenty of time to learn some new trades from new friends on Zingara. Those folks wore us kiddos out! We started at 8AM in the water hunting down some dinner. I towed the dinghy (with the rope over my shoulder and snorkel down) and trailed the boys around for several h..