Sailing Life Day 55: Brand New Cushion Cover on S/V Empress 🤗

Ha, really loving our first week in Luperon and already accomplished a lot of our to do list since we’re going on a “work holiday” next week to Punta Cana and Puerto Plata!

Since we arrived we had our custom tshirts printed, cleaned the Bilge, adjusted our Perkins Valve clearance and most importantly a brand new cover on our cushions! Now our boat will look so much cleaner and better!🤪🤪

We got this high-quality fabric (with scotchguard finish) from Jonathan’s Mom and yes we brought it all the way from the UK to USA and now here in Dominican Republic! The local upholstery shop only charged us $250 for the labor and other materials and they finished it within 3 days!! I can’t believe it.. if we will do it in Florida, it would cost us a lot of money and we are going to be on a long waiting list! ðŸ¤ªðŸ¤ª

Jonathan was working on adjusting the Valve Clearance of our Perkins engine with our new friend, Sabrina. She’s from South Africa but lives here in Luperon with her bf and parents.. at 28 years old - she’s already a Yacht delivery Captain, a mechanic who fixed her own boat’s engine and a lot more! Well, she’s raised on a sailboat since she’s 5 years old and traveled all over the world! How awesome is she? â¤ï¸

We prepared my usual Pinoy food for our dinner - Pancit and Lumpia.. Hahahahah! I invited Sabrina, her boyfriend, his cousin and CJ and Eric (fellow sailors from S/V Ragnarok) who just arrived in Luperon.. so tonight is Friday celebration with new friends! â¤ï¸

Just a week here in Dominican Republic and we’re unexpectedly loving it! Don’t be surprised if we tell you that we will stay here for months! Haha!

As you know in my previous posts, Jonathan and I love Latin America soooooo much which is why we lived in Peru (for 7 months), Colombia (6 months) and Costa Rica (3 months) aside from traveling in most of the countries there.. Argentina and Chile for a month each while we only traveled for few days and weeks in other European countries! Haha! That’s how much we love the culture, lifestyle and cost of living! ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ðŸ¤—

How about you guys, any favorite Latino country?❤️

P.S. Check out our new tshirts! ðŸ˜‚😂

Sailing Life Day 55:  Brand New Cushion Cover on S/V Empress 🤗
Sailing Life Day 55:  Brand New Cushion Cover on S/V Empress 🤗
Sailing Life Day 55:  Brand New Cushion Cover on S/V Empress 🤗