Saturday, November 10, 2012

What a Crossing!

Troy and I have made the crossing between Luperon and Boqueron three times now and this was by far the most interesting crossing yet.  I am still getting my thoughts together and thinking about how to put them all down on the blog, and of course, there are photos to be edited.

We are safe and sound in Boqueron after a 54 hour crossing.  We got here at about 1:00 pm yesterday (November 9th, I think).  We got checked in, and headed into town for a hamburger and a couple of beers with the other vessels that had arrived at different times during the day, and then, back to Storyville for the night. We thought we got plenty of rest along the way, but apparently not because we both just slept for 12 hours straight.  It was a great weather window for heading east so there were five boats that arrived from different places in the Dominican Republic.

A few of the highlights of the crossing:

  • Caught a nice size Wahoo
  • Saw a big pod of Pilot Whales
  • Saw a small Marlin jumping
  • Got bombarded with Flying Fish during the night
  • Fouled our prop on a fishing net causing a 7 or 8 hour delay
Be sure to check back for the story!

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