Monthly Archives: March 2015

March 14th to March 21st – Ocean World Marina, DR to Turks and Caicos

The timing of our departure from Ocean World Marina is a complicated decision.  Saturday’s forecast calls for moderate winds with 8 foot seas.  On Sunday, the seas are expected to settle down considerably, but there may be insufficient breeze to … Continue reading

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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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