Posted by: bearcruzer | April 15, 2010

Leaving the T&C, At Last

April 10, 2010

With Repairs completed and after a farewell dinner at Byron & Polly’s, we made arrangements to meet up with the Gringos down Island and then said our final goodbyes and exchanged contact information with Domingo and Arlin, who have been our shipyard neighbors for this last month.    The Caicos Shipyard placed Dancing Dolphin back in the water on Friday Afternoon, precisely one month to the day that they hauled her.   It felt really great to be floating again even tied to the fuel dock that evening while we waited for the next morning to make our escape.    The mosquitoes and the no-see-ums had one last evening feasting on us before we left Provo in the Turks and Caicos Islands for the Dominican Republic.     The boat handled well and seems to be sailing much better with both keels intact.  The winds  were blowing a steady 16-18 kts out of the east on a close reach.   The swells as we left the banks were not as large as we expected and so we made good time over to Big Sand Cay where we spent about an 1 1/2 hours relaxing.  We went swimming in the clear water and I walked the beach where I found a pretty piece of Pink Sea Glass.   We will leave tonight at 7:00pm to make the night crossing to Luperon in the DR.

Domingo Trujillo & Arlin Baez

Shipyard Sunset



  1. Paula and I spent 3 days a Big Sand cay After leaving Puerto Rico, in 2004. We stayed inorder to do some birding. we added about a dozen birds to our life list. It was a wonderful place.

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