Category: Cruising

Locked Down in Culebra, PR

We managed to sneak in to Culebra without getting caught by the Fajardo Marine Police (read this article for details on our run in with Barney Fife) and discovered, to our relief, that the local police and residents were fine with us being there as long as we followed the rules related to the Covid-19 […]


1,100 mile run back to Florida

With the decision made to return to the US and a good weather forecast for the next 7 days, we made preparations to leave Culebra on March 30, 2020. We would make a direct passage to Florida, with a short stop on the main island of Puerto Rico to get water (both our watermakers were […]


On to Puerto Rico!

After a very short month in the Ragged Islands, we were ready to continue on to Puerto Rico. March weather patterns can make it difficult to make the 690 mile trip, but there are a number of places along the way that a cruiser can duck in to get out of rough weather, including several […]


Crossing the Gulf of Mexico

<Rant> I believe this was the 11th time that I’ve crossed the Gulf of Mexico between Florida and Texas. After eleven trips, I’ve come to a conclusion. I HATE the Gulf of Mexico. The wind and currents conspire to make even benign weather uncomfortable! The waves always have an incredibly short period between peaks, plus […]