Out-Running Bad Weather

A Week Aboard S/V Sabado: 6/18/2023 – 6/26/2023

Gooooood morning! I apologize for being a day late this week. I wasn’t feeling well yesterday but am doing much better today, so let’s jump right into it-

Here is our latest YouTube video. 🙂

Last Sunday, we took the dinghy to shore, walked to the Customs and Immigration office, and officially checked into Dominica. Ray fell in love with this island in 2019, and I instantly understood why: it was stunning, and the people were unbelievably kind. 

One of the locals affiliated with Portsmouth Association of Yacht Services (PAYS), named Andrew, picked us up that afternoon to take us down the Indian River. Historically, the river was used as an access route to the Caribbean Sea for locals to transport goods for trade with sailors along the island chain. Now, it is a protected freshwater swamp home to various species of crabs, iguanas, birds, and plants. 

No motorboats are allowed, so Andrew rowed us down the river. He told us about the impacts of Hurricane Maria and shared stories of driving a boat for the production team while filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. We got to see the famous Witch House from the movie: