We had a fabulous two weeks in the Dominican Republic. Enjoying the fruit and vegetables. Eating out for under $10 for both of us. Enjoying the $1.50 22 oz. beers - Presidente and Bohemia. And touring around the island by land, taking several day trips to Puerta Plata, Sosua and Santiago. We also made several great friends in Luperon, other cruisers, who we were sad to say good-bye to when the time came to leave.
|At the dock in Luperon|
|Tanqueray anchored in Luperon|
We both had spent the past week recovering from a cold that we picked up while taking public transportation through the island. Public transportation in the Dominican Republic consists of jumping in a Toyota Corolla (taxi) with 6 other people already in the car. When you are use to being alone at sea, void of all germs, and then are suddenly thrown into a packed car where people are lapping up, germs are your worst enemy. That being said, we had a rough voyage leaving the Dominican Republic.
|Beach in Sosua|
|Catholic church in Puerta Plata|
|Visiting the Big City - Santiago|
|Museum in Santiago|
|Our mechanic, Marino, who fixed out |
outboard for $9, in the DR
Yes, I did consider death. It was a horrible feeling and I thought I’d be much better off dead than seasick! I finally feel asleep and awoke in the Turks and Caicos a little after sunrise. Mike was exhausted at this point, so I took over at the helm, feeling much better. I’m glad seasickness is a rare occasion for me, it would be tough to travel feeling that sickly.
|Market in the DR|
|The rough seas were subsiding as we entered into the banks of the Turks and Caicos. We arrived early afternoon to French Cay and anchored for the night. We were overwhelmed with the beautiful crystal clear blue waters as we entered the anchorage. It’s good to be on our way home to the Bahamas!|
|Mango's and avocado's!|
|Anchorage in Luperon|
|For my BPA friends. Transmission towers in the Dominican Republic.|
|Mike in the bosun's chair about to be hoisted up the mast|
|Mike going up a friends mast to do some work|
|Mike at a restaurant in Luperon|
|Going down the natural waterslide|