Here’s a little clip about who we are and what we are doing. Bella has been wanting to volunteer at a dog shelter forever. While we were in the Turks and Caicos she found a site online for Dogs and Cats of the Dominican Republic. It turns out that a couple of people that work for the very same organization live right here in Luperón. Well, the first Tuesday of every month they have a clinic where they take care of local dogs. We as a family volunteered to help out today and this video is a small glimpse into the beautiful work that they do.
Please visit their site and make a donation at: dogsandcatsdr.com
In this episode, we are wrapping up our delivery back to Baltimore, MD. We encounter equipment failure, bad weather, good weather, good wind and no wind. We make the long open ocean passage from the Bahamas to Charleston, SC. then enter the ICW in Buford, NC. Our hired Captains jump ship for a more important delivery and leave Paul with two new Captains for the 24 hr. run up the Chesapeake Bay. With the new crew comes a whole new dynamic. Finally Paul & SV BellaLuna (formerly “Catchin’ Rays”) pull into Baltimore after 19 days at sea and a long over due reunion with the family is in order.
SV BellaLuna S:1 E:4 “Horses, Birthdays and Our Catamaran
In this episode, we are “The Boatless Boat Owners” We bought the boat weeks ago but she is still in Tortola waiting for us to come fetch her. In the mean time we are getting cabin fever here in Baltimore waiting for Spring to actually act like Spring. Once the weather breaks for a little bit, we jump in the car and go visit some of Maryland’s beautiful thoroughbreds.
We celebrate Bella’s 10th birthday and she receives the re-born baby (a hyper-realistic baby doll) that she had been wanting for a long time.
Paul had to take a trip down to Tortola to take an inventory of everything that is onboard Catchin’ Rays (Soon to be SV BellaLuna) in preparation of our up coming 1,400 mi. delivery back to Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay where we will start our voyage.
Thanks for coming along!