Leaving Puerto Rico today
Lynn & Mike ..around the world
Mike Drinkrow & Lynn v/d Hoven
Thu 23 Apr 2009 18:20
Our freezer, food stores, fuel tanks and water tanks are full and we are setting off for the Turks & Caicos islands in a few minutes. Johnny (Mike's brother) is with us, which is great company and will also be a help on the night watches. We should take 3 or 4 days to get to our first stop - and we are not yet decided which town it will be. We are not in a rush and the wind will dictate!
The few days we have had back in Puerto Rico have been quite a rush, with the guys working flat out on installing a new deck wash system and a new system for the down and outhaul on the mast. They have also been doing bits and piece of other maintenance. Johnny has sadly seen very little of Puerto Rico, other than the supermarkets and a few other big box stores that are pretty impressive for a South African to see (Walmart, HomeDepot and Best Buys).
For those of you that don't know Johnny - here is a pic of him about to enjoy some delicious red snapper that we bought at the local fish shop. I am sure this will be the last fish we buy for a while, as the waters ahead promise to be great for fishing.