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Given that it’s unlikely that we’ll have internet until we make it to the Dominican Republic on Monday, I don’t think it would be nice to have our final post before a big passage be a joke. Yes, for those who were still sleepy-eyed while reading it, that last post was my pale attempt at an April’s Fools joke, even though everything I said about our friends on R Sea Kat was true.

Yesterday we cleared out of the Turks and Caicos with customs and are just about to make our way to Big Sand Cay to stage for our trip to the DR. We plan to leave there around 5:00 PM on Sunday, making the approximately 80 mile passage overnight. It looks as if we’re going to have a nice weather window which will either allow for some decent sailing and/or a calm motor, either of which we will happily accept. Our friends on Happy Times just left here with plans to head directly to Puerto Rico. We, on the other hand, will be making way for Luperon. We have read a lot about this place, both pro and con and we’ve even written a bit about it here on this blog. Like true journalists though, we feel that we need to check the place out for ourselves to form our own opinion. We’ll be sure to report back here to share what we think of the place. I bet we like it!

If we’re offline for a few days, don’t freak out. We’ll be back posting soon enough with details on the passage and our new ports of call. Hasta Luego (we need to start working on our Spanish)!

Where we tied up our dinghy in South Caicos.

Sadly, now south of Georgetown, we are locking our dinghy.

It was a bit shallow outside the channel.

Not quite sure what this building is (was?) but I liked the big wall.

We determined from reading the graffiti on the walls here that this abandoned dry swimming pool was once used as a weight lifting area.

There were plenty of small dogs here but they were all taking siestas!

The horses, on the other hand, were snacking.

This cool-looking fire truck was “Made in Canada” according to the sticker on its side.

The jail? Ken, can you confirm this?

We saw this sticker on the back of a pickup truck. I’m pretty sure there is no BJJ gym in South Caicos.


  1. I didn’t get a room with a view so I can’t be sure.

  2. Of course the fire truck was made in Canada…..They painted it yellow when it should be red and look at the black smoke coming out of it…Safe passage

  3. So it was a joke! We thought it didn’t seem like ya’ll to give in to the winds so quickly … not that there’s anything wrong with going where the wind takes you. Glad to hear you’re going to Luperon, as it sounds like a great place and we’d love to get your opinion.

  4. Well, you got me. Good one!

  5. Thank goodness for that! I was gonna cry. I have always wanted to visit the Caribbean, and am doing it through you! I’m not done yet :0)

  6. Well you got me…..but make sure you guys do Cuba. If you’re there in December and beyond I will make an effort to meet you anywhere on the island. I have friends from Havana to Santiago….just say the word and I’ll be there…Mark

  7. andy & sonja cru-zinacatamaran

    Good Luck with the next leg of the trip, hope there are plenty of fish & the wind is good, we are all waiting to here from you in your next blog with good news about the trip. Happy days & don’t leave it to long before you can email lol , again good luck

  8. andy & sonja cru-zinacatamaran

    Hi folks, hope the trip was good & you have found some great new places, you said you are now locking your dingy , are you locking the engine & boat together or just the boat ? when we locked ours we were told tighten the engine as hard as you can & attache the lock to the leavers then attache another lock & cable to that & to some thing on secure land “not a tree” as they have been cut down & boats have gone !! we also use to lock it once on our friends boat, we even locked our kayaks to our camper van as we had heard of people steeling them from the top while you were sleeping ? !!!! hmmm i think that would wake me

    • The engine is locked to the dinghy with a bar lock. We also raise the dinghy onto the davits each night, and lock it. Pretty sure it’s not coming off that without us hearing it.

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