Dominican Republic – Episode 3: Saving The Best For Last!

It took us almost two months bouncing our way along the south coast of the Dominican Republic, but finally we were on our way to a true island paradise. We planned our final stop in the country for Isla Saona – a palm-tree-lined, soft-white-sandy-beached, crystal-clear-water, daytime getaway destination for Dominicans, resort folk, cruise ship passengers […]

Dominican Republic – Episode 2: Puppy Love!

She was barely noticeable in our rental car headlights as we pulled into the marina, but there she was, stumbling forward aimlessly, desperately searching for even the smallest morsel of food in the dirt in front of the guard station. Kimberly jumped out of the car and picked up the tiniest baby puppy we have […]

Dominican Republic – Episode 1: Marina Madness!

After eighteen exhausting hours of motor-sailing into the trade winds and bouncy seas, we reached the Dominican Republic, our home for the following month. Just as we crossed the border, a huge pod of Spinner dolphins raced, leaping, toward Pura Vida as if to welcome us. Shortly after the spectacular greeting, we arrived to the […]

Fun with Family in Georgetown!

The anchorage where almost all boats in the Bahamas eventually end up has many names. “Elizabeth Harbour” is the actual body of water. “Stocking Island” is the long skinny stretch of land next to which most of the boats settle in, but almost everyone knows it by one moniker – “Georgetown.” Cruisers also refer to […]

The Whale and The Abacos

This blog starts where we left off in “Stuck” in Paradise, as we were awaiting the right conditions to depart Green Turtle Cay, and continue to the southern Abacos. It was the morning we had decided to go through the potentially ominous Whale Cay Passage. The eastern winds had been howling for several days well […]