Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Birthdays & Old & New Friends in Salinas

Just as I was saying that we had been lucky with smooth passages and no seasickness, we got hit with two in a row, but we made it to Salinas without much harm done. It was also John's birthday (the big 35!), do after we anchored by Rêve D'océan and our friends on Little Wing (which we were very happy to see again), we celebrated with a well needed nap.

We noticed that anchored in front of us was a catamaran named Taiga who we had met briefly in an anchorage in the Turks and Caicos, and we were very happy to reunite with them. 

We went out for dinner with the crew on Taiga, Little Wing and Rêve D'océan in the town of Salinas to celebrate John's birthday and then came back to Topanga for cake!

The next day the boat Moosetracks, who we had met in Ponce, joined the anchorage in Salinas, and we had a lovely 5 à 7 on Taiga with everyone. I was a bit sad when we left the Bahamas since we were leaving all the great people we had been traveling with, and I'm happy to say that we have been so lucky to meet so many new, great people to continue our journey with. But I am sad to say that they are all continuing on south while we need to start heading back soon :(

I really enjoyed our time in Salinas, the marina was very friendly and let us use their pool and internet. The anchorage is surrounded by mangroves (which is a type of tree, with many roots), and we went exploring in the little bays. And the people in the town have been so helpful, the second they saw us walking with our jugs of diesel, they immediately offered us a ride, and wouldn't take no for an answer. Luckily we still have a few more stops before we have to leave Puerto Rico!
Lots of wind generators-and lots of wind!
Out for dinner with everyone
Johns coconut cake
Someone's hungry!
Happy birthday!

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