Day 436 – THE CARIBBEAN (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC): Grinding, grinding, grinding…

Distance sailed today: 113 NM
Total distance sailed: 691 NM
Midnight GPS position: N 19.49 W070.44
Wind: ESE Wind Force 2-3
Sea state: Calm to slight

Patience is required in the game of delivering yachts. Well, at least when you have a thumping great big headwind and a strong swell to go with it, you need patience.

Our patience was at last rewarded last night however. We have arrived in Ocean World Marina in the Dominican Republic. If you’re ever entering the marina in the middle of the night (we arrived at 11:30pm), just look out for the gaudy neon lights of the marina-side casino. They are so bright, it’s hard to see red and green navigation lights!

And you even get yourself a bright yellow wrist band to let you into all the exciting Ocean World attractions. Will have to check those out tomorrow.

Very official marina (Ocean World Marina, Dominican Republic)

In other news, I got a haircut the other day. Number one all the way!

Caribbean haircut (Turks and Caicos Islands)

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2 thoughts on “Day 436 – THE CARIBBEAN (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC): Grinding, grinding, grinding…

  • Chris J

    Hi Rob,

    Well if there is anything you have in adundance, besides crazy courage, it might just be patience. Except when it comes to screaming kids of course…

    Your East Londoner bar story was a riot. It also reminds me of just about every evening out I have ever had here in Japan, inevitably outnumbered by Aussies in most cases. I know that they are speaking English, but I can't make heads or tails of it. Quietly sit in the corner I do.

    Happy sailing!