Category Archives: Caribbean Cruise 2014 -2015

March 9th to March 15th – Dominican Republic

One of the reasons we elected to make landfall in the DR at Ocean World Marina involves clearance procedures that are reputed to be less cumbersome and threatening than in other ports of entry into the Dominican Republic.  We have … Continue reading

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March 7th to March 9th – Boqueron, PR to Ocean World Marina, DR

After nine days of waiting patiently in Boqueron for a weather window to cross the Mona Passage to the Dominican Republic, Cutter Loose is finally underway at 1 PM on Saturday, March 7th, bound for Ocean World Marina on the … Continue reading

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February 26th to February 6th – inland exploration of Western Puerto Rico

While Cutter Loose remains anchored in Boqueron, a rental car is just the ticket for sightseeing and completing travel-related tasks.   The nearest car rental agency is located in Mayaguez Mall, about 8 miles to the north.  After hitching a ride … Continue reading

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An introduction to Puerto Rican food culture and cuisine

One interesting aspect of travel is the opportunity to learn about local customs and cuisine.  In Puerto Rico, exploring a menu and interacting with waiters also provides an opportunity to learn new words and practice our conversational Espanol. Here’s a … Continue reading

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February 20th to February 25th – south coast of Puerto Rico

  Cutter Loose is underway from Puerto del Rey Marina at 9 AM on Friday, February 20th.  Our objective in the coming week is to savor Puerto Rico’s south coast with the eventual goal of reaching the seaside village of Boqueron … Continue reading

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February 16th to February 19th – Inland exploration of Eastern Puerto Rico

  On Monday, February 16th, the anchor is up in Esperanza, Vieques for the 23-mile run to the town of Ceiba on the east coast of Puerto Rico.  Ceiba is located just a few miles south of Fajardo. The wind … Continue reading

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February 7th to February 15th – The Spanish Virgins

  On Saturday, February 7th, the anchor is up at 9 AM in Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas, USVI.  Sailing downwind in light to moderate air, Cutter Loose is bound for the easternmost islands of Puerto Rico known as the … Continue reading

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January 27th to February 7th – St. John, St. Thomas and British Virgin Islands

  At 0800 on Tuesday, January 27th, we depart from our picturesque West Beach anchorage at Buck Island for the 34-mile sail to St. John.  The wind and seas are cooperative today, sending Cutter Loose on a delightful broad reach … Continue reading

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January 23rd to January 27th – St. Kitts to St. Croix

  Under clear skies, the anchor is up at noon in White Horse Bay, St Kitts.  Our departure this afternoon is timed for an early morning arrival in Christiansted, St. Croix.  To our dismay, the stalled cold front in the … Continue reading

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January 20, 2015 to January 23rd, 2015 – Antigua to St. Kitts

  On Tuesday, January 20th, the anchor is up in Jolly Harbor for today’s 58-mile sail to Basse Terre, the capital of St. Kitts.  In terms of weather, it is an unusually quiet period here in the Eastern Caribbean.  Our … Continue reading

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