|...Goodbye DR, hello PR...|
|motor sailing out of the DR for PR|
|Docked in Puerto Rico|
Here are some photos of this passage and arrival.
Our last days in Samana, Marina Bahia were filled with pool swims, movies and playing Mexican train. What a fantastic place to hang out, and all for $1/foot!
|Our lobby where we enjoyed relaxing|
|Island Spirit in the shade, Radeen heading for a walk|
|When in the DR, drink the local and smoke the local|
Departing Samana,, we motor sailed out the bay into the open North Atlantic where we found a nice 5 foot ocean swell of 9 seconds
|Heading to sea with Cape Samana in the distance|
|The DR coast line falling away on starboard|
|Along the DR coastline there were many floating fish nets and traps!|
As the sun came up, after our overnite run, we were looking at the west coast of Puerto Rico, what a beautiful sunrise to great us as we motor sailed into the USA.
|Sunrise over Puerto Rico, welcome to USA|
|Our B&G Zeus as we motor sailed in to Puerto Real|
|First item, call into USA Customs and check into the country|
|Next, raise the Puerto Rico courtesy lag on the starboard spreader|
We walked around town and of course had to find the local bakery where we bought FLAN for Radeen and ice cream for Hayden.
|A short walk up to town we found the bakery|
|Flan for Radeen, WOW was that good!|
|The local waterfront houses and fishing boats|
|Our local store with fresh MILK and EGGS! yahoo|
|When in PR, you drink the local beer|
|Not bad for a light beer|
Our local dock neighbor lights up his boat with this very coolio blue LEDs, and lots of underwater lights, add in the loud very fun Puerto Rican music and we have a P A R T Y...fun fun fun
|P A R T Y on|
Here are the Charts showing the run from DR to PR directly without going into Luperon or Ocean World or any of the normal stops along the way. We were lucky to have the correct weather for this run and would do it again.
|This is the Overview of the course from DR to PR|
|You have to go out 25 NM off the DR to clear the Hourglass Shoal where waves and currents are bad|
|The turn around the reefs and then into the coast of PR where we made Puerto Real|
Hear are some great photos as we leave the DR and head for Cabo Engano
|Crazy Fish traps all along our course|
|Our buddy boat FEZYWIG a Lagoon 38|
|Lagoon 38 FEZYWIG in the ocean waves|
|Island Spirit in the Mona Passage heading to Puerto Rico|
Photo Credit: Meloney on sv/FEZYWIG
Here is our first sunset from Puerto Real harbour where pelican are plentiful and the harbor is calm and protected. We think we will really enjoy exploring all the harbors and towns on the south side of Puerto Rico.