Thinking about Luperon
The north coast of the Dominican Republic, along the Thorny Path south, has very few protected anchorages. One of the most talked about places amongst cruisers is Luperon, due in no small part by Van Sant’s book The Gentleman’s Guide to Passages South. I have read that Luperon was cut out of the mangroves, creating a virtual hurricane hole. In spite of that great protection, people’s opinions on the place vary widely. Van Sant speaks well of Luperon where as I have heard multiple people recommend avoiding the place at all costs. The challenge with that advice is that the prevailing easterly winds may make that nearly impossible. We’ll see what happens. We’ve been sitting in Georgetown now for 3 weeks, the longest of any anchorage since our Canada departure, and we’re itching to get moving again.