Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Nov. 5 - Puerto Rico

This is another one of those posts that will be put on the blog after the fact. No internet connection here at this marina in Puerto Rico.

Before we left St. Croix, in addtion to a fairly brutal windward beat of about 6 hours just to get there, we must have worked another 8 hours getting ready to leave. We were all exhausted by the time we left port. Here is a view from the top of mast that Bob took while we had him hoisted up there. Just checking things out and mounting radar reflectors.

We sailed all last night and arrived here around 10:00 AM this morning. We have already filled our water tank and, at the moment, I am sitting here on the boat at anchor. We launched the dingy and Bob went to get us checked in at customs while Gene and Peggy are buying groceries. I am just sitting here writing and trying to keep my foot elevated to help the swelling go down. Here it is after 4 days on antibiotics. Yuk!

I think we will probably make it out of here by 5:00 PM or so this afternoon. We may stop in the Turks and Caicos on the way. That is roughly three days from here, although I have not plotted it out. Will try to do that before everyone else gets back from town.

I will be keeping a record of each days sail but, probably will not see an internet connection for at least three days. Hopefully, I can find and internet cafe or something in the Turks.

Here is a photo that has nothing to do with Puerto Rico but, is one you might like to see. This is Sirena under sail while Gene and I moved her to St. Croix. Bob or Peggy took this photo from Cruzan Gold.

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