Turks & Caicos and Dominican Republic

Dominican Delights

Ocean World Marina in Cofresi, near Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic is a large facility that is associated with a time-share group. It has resort accommodation, a casino, nightclub, pool and restaurants. On top of that, it has a sea lion show that runs 3 times a day, 7 days a week. When the sea lions…

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Stuck in the DR

The passage from the Turks & Caicos to Puerto Plata, on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, is about 24 hours. It’s important to arrive in daylight when you are entering a new harbour. We typically aim to make land in the morning, which gives us the afternoon as a buffer in case the…

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Turks & Caicos

The second downhill leg from Mayaguana to the Turks & Caicos was much the same as the day before. We were planning on going into Turtle Cove marina on the north side of Providenciales, but the northern swells were breaking, making the entrance too risky. We contacted Bob Pratt at South Side Marina. He said…

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Mayaguana Crossing

Mayaguana is the most south-easterly island in Bahamas chain. We had about a 10-hour run to go from Atwood Harbour to Abrahams Bay. The reason we had undertaken the long slog to windward the previous day to reach Atwood Harbour was to set us up for 2 full days of northerly winds. That would give…

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