13 May 2007

Happy Mother's Day

May 13, 2007

We're in George Town, eagerly awaiting the arrival of Matt Doyle who is due to hop off the ferry on Tuesday morning. We haven't been doing too much...snorkeling, swimming, boat projects, etc. The weather has gotten really hot and humid and we've been getting squalls every night from some unsettled weather south of here. The squalls usually come through around 2AM so we both wake up and sit in the cockpit until the high wind gusts and thunder and lightning have passed. It would be too much to ask for the squalls to come at 2PM! The only positive benefit is the gorgeous sunsets every night.

After Matt leaves, we'll start heading south to Luperon, Dominican Republic where we'll spend hurricane season safely tucked in the mangroves. Luperon is a renowned hurricane hole since the harbor sits at the base of two large mountains and is lined with mangroves. More importantly, it is on the north coast of the DR which has two very large mountain ranges running east to west blocking the worst of the hurricanes and tropical storms.