|A new day. I get to see it because we aren't in a slip!|
Cruising life has changed all of that. While my mind still continues to make plans...I'm learning to welcome changes and going with the flow much more happily...
The forecast called for light winds and kindly seas and we thought that an early start would give us seas nearly flat and we could stay close to the island to avoid most of the current that flows east to west along the south coast of Puerto Rico.
|Pulling up the anchor|
|Goodbye to our calm anchorage|
|Jezabelle in position and things are looking good!|
|Sun just up as we approach the gap in the reef|
|Bruce on bow duty just in case as we approach the reef|
|Dodging rain showers|
|Rolling seas but relatively nice...|
|After the initial wave she settles down somewhat.|
Poor baby. I knew that after four months in the slip she was going to have a period of re-adjustment to cruising life.
|Just let it end........|
|It doesn't LOOK bad at all!|
Instead of the all-day-journey to Cayo Santiago, we quickly re-evaluated our route and shortened it up to include a stop at Puerto Patillas.
|I never tire of the mountain view along the south coast of Puerto Rico|
|Squalls threatened us all morning but we were lucky... not a drop!|
|Jezabelle hunkered down for the duration - glad when we finally got some relief from the roll...|
|Puerto Patillas in sight - hold on Jezabelle, we're almost there!|
We dropped anchor and looked around us. Well, this wasn't how we though our day would go, but maybe this time we will go ashore and check out this sleepy little town!
After a short nap we went to work troubleshooting the signs of low voltage... remember that warning light on our fridge at the last stop?
Well, some of the 12v outlets we have display voltage... and they aren't displaying 12 volts.
Bruce went to work checking power to the many devices we have hooked up to our battery system... he also took a look at the manual for the seafront and found some hints at where to look for the problem.
|Before cocktail hour and sunset pics... FEED ME!!!|
|The wind came down and our anchorage became calm|
|The sound of tree frogs lulls us to a pleasant sleep.|