We are finally back in Luperon and aboard Storyville once again. We had a wonderful visit with family and friends but it sure felt good to be back home too. You know the feeling. Anyway, now that we're back our plans are to get a few crucial boat projects done, get in some quick provisioning and head to Puerto Rico. We are hoping to get away within the next two weeks. We have a lot to get done but we are hoping to chip away at everything a little each day until we are done.
Troy will be replacing our running lights, anchor and steaming light. Today he installed a cool solar, motion activated light on our davits. The light will light up as we (or anyone else for that matter) approaches Storyville. Helpful to us and hopefully a deterrent to anyone with bad intentions). We still need to get the head sail back on, it's been off since Hurricane Irene gave us a wave as she swept by. We will need to top off all of our tanks, fuel, water, beer rum, etc. and of course give everything a once over.
I am getting ready to go through our provisions and make a list so that we can start provisioning for doing most of our cooking on board for the next 5 or 6 months. We hear that the Virgin Islands and other places that we are going can be really expensive so we are planning on cooking and not eating out for most of our meals. We did that in the Bahamas and found that we really didn't mind at all, especially when a hamburger can cost as much as $18.00 US!! We have gotten out of the habit here in the Dominican Republic because you can get a hamburger for about $3.00 US. What a difference!
If all goes as planned we will try to meet up with our friends Rene and Stacy on s/v Pipe Muh Bligh and Patrick and Darnell on s/v Island Dreams in the Spanish Virgin Islands, we are guessing in early February. We really try not to rush and make any kind of concrete plans. We will just look for good weather windows and go with the flow. But, we are looking forward to meeting up with them again, we have been cruising with them for almost a year now and we are looking forward to experiencing the Virgin Islands together. Many of the boats that we spent hurricane season with in Luperon will be in the Virgin Islands and we are looking forward to seeing all of our friends, meeting new friends and getting to experience the beautiful islands. We can't wait!The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ~St. Augustine