Easting Puerto Rico

A sailing route less traveled by made all the difference  (published September 2016) We continued our beat to windward, leaving Isla Saona, Dominican Republic for Puerto Rico. Crossing the southern end of the Mona Passage, one of course has to pick a good weather window. We set waypoints for clearing

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Night Eyes

Never enter an unfamiliar port at night  (published January 2016) That’s the rule. Or at least that’s the rule for many passagemakers and coastal cruisers. And the prudent skipper is considered to be the one who plans landfall accordingly. The truth, though, is that even familiar ports can be difficult

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Linger Longer

(published October 2015) My phone buzzed on the table next to my laptop in the small village café with a text message from Jill. “Crystal clear water. Beautiful sand. Best beach yet.” That statement firmly held my attention, as it was mid-August and we’d spent a good amount of time

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