Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Moving On to Puerto Rico!

Well, it looks like we are heading EAST after all. After long discussions we decided to do some cruising in the Eastern Caribbean first to learn passage making and other skills.

Sooo. . . we are heading to Puerto Rico. We are about half way there after a 3 day, 2 night voyage and decided to take a rest for the night at Grant Turk (Turks and Caicos) - but just for the night. We are heading out shortly for another 3 day voyage that may take us directly to Puerto Rico.
The winds are very low for the next 3 days and we are seising the opportunity and skipping the Dominican Republic all together. We are already in the trade wind zone so the winds mostly blow from one direction - east - so going east is always the most challenging direction to go. The winds are going to be really strong next week, so we are trying to make the most of this weather window opportunity that we have this week.

Have we been caching fish or what??? Since the last post we have been tearing it up. At one time I had 3 rods get fish at the same time (probably all Mahi Mahis). I was the only one in the cockpit and so I had to abandon the two rods and reel in only one rod. It took me about 20 minutes fighting this fish, but we finally pulled in another mahi, so we are definitely stocking up our freezer with some delicious fish.

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