SAILING & LIVEABOARD LIFESTYLE DAILY BLOG

 

Day 1 (February 25, 2018) - Crossing the Gulf Stream from Florida Keys to Bimini, Bahamas (First Mate’s Story Version)

Day 3 (February 27, 2018) - Boat Projects while in Bimini, the Bahamas

Day 4 (February 28, 2018) - Walking Around Bimini, Bahamas - Our First Stop on our Sailing Adventure

Day 7 (March 3, 2018) - Royal Coastguard of The Bahamas aboard our sailboat in Bimini!

Day 9 to 10 (March 5 - 6, 2018) - Our Overnight Sail in The Great Bahama Banks from Bimini to Nassau

Day 12 (March 8, 2018) - Walking around Nassau, The Bahamas

Day 13 (March 9, 2018) - Sailing from Nassau Yacht Haven to Palm Cay Marina

Day 14 (March 10, 2018) - Splurge and Food Trip in Palm Cay Marina, Nassau

Day 15 (March 11, 2018) - Drone Shots of Palm Cay Resort & Marina in Nassau, The Bahamas

Day 18 to 19 (March 14 - 15, 2018) - Sailing from Palm Cay Marina to Shroud, Cay in Exumas! Our First Time to Anchor!

Day 20 (March 16, 2018) - Second Night of Anchoring in Compass Cay, Exuma, The Bahamas!

Day 21 (March 17, 2018) - Sailing to Big Major Cay (“Pigs Island”) and a Dinghy ride to Staniel Cay, Bahamas

Day 22 (March 18, 2018) - Sunday in Staniel Cay, Bahamas

Day 23 (March 19, 2018) - Visiting our new Pinoy Friends on their Private Island & Spearfishing today in the Exumas, Bahamas🐟

Day 24 (March 20, 2018) - Boat Maintenance and Anchoring in Big Major Cay for the South Wind!

Day 25 (March 21, 2018) - Second Day of Rough Weather because of South and Easterly Wind with Gust of 15 to 22 knots - SEASICK!

Day 26 (March 22, 2018) - Off the hook and Overnight Sail to Georgetown with S/V Moonshadow & S/V Joshua (Trimaran Tim)

Day 27 (March 23, 2018) - Arriving in George Town and Sunset Cruise on Trimaran Tim’s boat!

Day 28 (March 24, 2018) - Just on the boat! ⛵️

Day 29 (March 25, 2018) - Sunday Service at the Beach Church in Stocking Island in George Town, Exumas and drinking sangria!

Day 30 (March 26, 2018) - Bahamas Photoshoot for a Magazine Feature

Day 31 (March 27, 2018) - Stayed on the boat for the NorthEasterly wind!

Day 32 (March 28, 2018) - Left the Boat to Meet Fellow Cruisers in St Francis Marina here in George Town, Exumas, Bahamas

Day 33 (March 29, 2018) - Maundy Thursday in George Town, Exumas, Bahamas

Day 34 (March 30, 2018) - Good Friday in The Bahamas

Day 35 (March 31, 2018) - Full Moon and Black Saturday in The Bahamas ⛵️

Day 36 (April 1, 2018) - Easter Sunday Service here in Beach Church, Stocking Island, George Town

Day 37 (April 2, 2018) - Monday Back to Work!

Day 38 (April 3, 2018) - Boat Preparation for our Crossing to Dominican Republic via Turks & Caicos

Day 39 (April 4, 2018) - Sailing from George Town, Exumas to Calabash Bay, Galliot Cay in Long Island

Day 40 (April 5, 2018) - Sailing from Calabash Bay in Northern Tip of Long Island to Clarence Town -47 NM

Day 41 (April 6, 2018) - Overnight Sailing from Clarence Town, Long Island to Abraham’s Bay in Mayaguana, our last stop in The Bahamas!

Day 42 (April 7, 2018) - Unexpected Plan of Crossing to Dominican Republic after an overnight and non-stop sail to our last Bahamaian Island- Mayaguana

Day 43 (April 8, 2018) - Detour! Emergency on Board while on Passage to Luperon! We sailed back up to Provo, Turks & Caicos

Day 44 (April 9, 2018) - Our Day in Provo, Turks & Caicos : Cleared In Customs & Immigration, New Passport Stamp for Captain Ahab, Steak for Dinner and Issues Fixed!

Day 45 (April 10, 2018) - Time to move on! Leaving South Side Marina in Provo to continue our sailing journey.. Next Stop: Overnight in Caicos Bank!

Day 47 to 48 (April 12 - 13, 2018) - Overnight Anchoring in Big Sand Cay Turks & Caicos and 80 NM overnight sailing passage to Luperon, Dominican Republic!

Day 49 (April 14, 2018) - Walking around Luperon, Dominican Republic!

Day 50 (April 15, 2018) - Sunday Mass and Relaxation Day in Luperon, Dominican Republic!

Day 52 (April 17, 2018) - Another Work Day but at the Las Velas Restaurant, Puerto Blanco Marina

Day 54 (April 19, 2018) - Morning Massage and Childhood Flashback

Day 53 to 54 (April 18 - 19, 2018) - I think we’ll stay for months here in Dominican Republic! 🤣

Day 55 (April 20, 2018) - Brand New Cushion Cover on S/V Empress 🤗

Day 56 (April 21, 2018) - Motorbike Trip in Luperon, Dominican Republic

Day 57 (April 22, 2018) - Road Trip from Luperon to Punta Cana in Dominican Republic (Distance of 491 kms. in 6 hours time)

Day 59 (April 24, 2018) - Eating (Non-stop), Splashworld and Dominican Republic Cultural Dance Night here in Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana!

Day 60 (April 25, 2018) - Food Trip and meeting new friends here in Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Day 61 to 62 (April 26 - 27, 2018) - Returning to our Sailboat in Luperon and adopting a new kitten!

Day 63 (April 28, 2018) - Whole day on our sailboat, Empress, with 2 kittens - Captain Ahab The Sailor Cat and Ishi (Ishmael) The Sea Cat 🐈

Day 64 (April 29, 2018) - Sunday Fun Day with Two Cats Sailing here in Luperon, Dominican Republic🤣😍

Day 65 (April 30, 2018) - Yoga and Argentinian Asado for Lunch in Luperon

Day 66 (May 1, 2018) -Volunteering at the “Monthly” Animal Clinic for Locals here in Luperon

Day 69 to 71 (May 4 - 7, 2018) - 4 Days in Grand Laguna Beach, Puerto Plata (between Sosua & Cabarete towns)

Day 76 (May 10, 2018) - Learning how to make homemade bread on the boat! 🤗

Day 77 (May 11, 2018) - Getting back to Routine, Friday Yoga Class and Korean Spicy Noodle Challenge

Day 79 to 83 (May 13 - 17, 2018) - First Time Trip to Jamaica

Day 88 (May 22, 2018) - From Sailing Life to Liveaboard Life in Luperon, Dominican Republic

Day 89 to 90 (May 23 - 24, 2018) - Grocery Shopping Day and Back to Routine 🙏

Day 91 (May 25, 2018) - Saturday Fundraising Gathering in Casa Blanca Restaurant

Day 92 (May 26, 2018) - Sunday Motorbike Trip and Mother’s Day in Dominican Republic

Day 93 to 95 (May 27 - 29, 2018) - Back to Housewife / Cat Mommy Duties + Non-Stop Online Work Schedule

Day 96 to 97 (May 30 - 31, 2018) - Unexpected Boat projects and our floating “slum” (s/v Empress)

Day 99 (June 2, 2018) - Motorbike Trip with Fellow Sailors from Luperon to the Mountains

Day 98 - 99 (June 1 - 2, 2018) - Photos from Motorbike Trip and Captain Ahab The Sailor Cat

Day 100 (June 3, 2018) - Starting our Daily Routine in Luperon, Dominican Republic

Day 101 (June 4, 2018) - Motorbike Trip to Fricolandia in Luperon, Dominican Republic

Day 103 (June 6, 2018) - Loose Boat in Luperon Harbour

Day 103 (June 6,2018) - Being Tourists in Sto. Domingo, the capital of Dominican Republic 😍

Day 106 to 108 (June 9 - 11, 2018) - New Haircut, Meeting Local People and our Daily Routine 🙏

Day 109 (June 12, 2018) - Dinner date with my love (Wednesday Pizza Night at Las Velas Restaurant)

Day 112 (June 15, 2018) - Motorbike Trip to 27 Waterfalls in Imbert, Puerto Plata

Day 114 (June 17, 2018) - Sunday Motorbike Trip to Playa Maimon, Puerto Playa

Day 115 (June 18, 2018) - Our life in the province! 🤗

Day 124 (June 27, 2018) - Jonathan and Captain Ahab’s Life on S/V Empress

Day 133 (July 6, 2018) - “Home sweet home”.. Back in Luperon, Dominican Republic ⛵️

Day 134 (July 7, 2018) - Pizza Night on the Boat! ⛵️🐈👫

Day 136 to 137 (July 9 - 10, 2018) - Boat Preparation for the Hurricane Season

Day 138 to 143 (July 11 - 16, 2018) - Welcoming a new member of our small family!

Day 144 (July 17, 2018) - The Day in a Life of a Crazy Cat Lady 🤪

Day 145 (July 18, 2018) - Productive Day and Pizza Night at Las Velas Restaurant

Day 152 (July 25, 2018) - What happened to the social life and adventure? Ha!

Day 153 to 154 (July 26 - 27, 2018) - Full Moon Party with Fellow sailors in Luperon

Day 156 (July 29, 2018) - Back to daily blogging and motorbike trip to La Isabela, Dominican Republic 🏍

Day 158 to 159 (July 31 - August 1, 2018) - Motorbike Trip + Cable Car Ride and Shopping in Puerto Plata

Day 162 (August 4, 2018) - Teaching our new kitten how to swim back to the boat! ⛵️🐈

Day 162 to 163 (August 4 - 5, 2018) - Motorbike Trip + Saturday Karaoke night with Sailing friends!

Day 170 (August 12, 2018) - Day Sailing on S/Y Keeping the Faith (Leopard 40 Catamaran) to Cambiaso and catching a Wahoo!

Day 171 (August 13, 2018) - Another beautiful day on the boat.. cooked Tamarind soup! ❤️

Day 229 (October 10, 2018) - Jonathan Motorbike Trips

Day 245 (October 26, 2018) - Home sweet home - back in Luperon with my husband and the cats!

Day 246 (October 27, 2018) - Captain Ahab's first birthday

Day 247 (October 28, 2018) - Sunday Motorbike Trip in Luperon 🏍

Day 250 (October 31, 2018) - Hello from Luperon, Dominican Republic!

Day 255 (November 5, 2018) - Roadtrip and Lobster Day in Cambiaso Beach ❤️

Day 256 (November 6, 2018) - Private Boat Trip to Paradise Island / Cayo Arenas in Puerto Plata province, Dominican Republic ⛵️

Day 257 (November 7, 2018) - Staycation in Sosua, Puerto Plata 😍

Day 257 (November 7, 2018) - Day Trip to Cabarete + Monkey Jungle Adventures 🐒

Day 258 (November 8, 2018) - Enjoying our all-inclusive stay here at Atmosphere Adults Only Resort & Beach Club! 😍

Day 259 (November 9, 2018) - Staycation in Atmosphere Adults Only Resort & Beach Club 😍

Day 260 (November 10, 2018) - My dream destination in the Dominican Republic 😍

Day 261 (November 11, 2018) - SAMANA 😍

Day 262 (November 12, 2018) - Last 2 nights in Samana Province

Day 261 to 263 (November 11 - 13 , 2018) - SAMANA Province, Dominican Republic 😍

Day 266 (November 16, 2018) - We're back home in Luperon with Captain Ahab & Zissou! 😍

Day 267 (November 17, 2018) - Back to our normal life on Saturday 💋

Day 268 (November 18, 2018) - Our Babies!

Day 271 (November 21, 2018) - On our first "family" holiday in Samana, Dominican Republic! 💋🏝

Day 272 (November 22, 2018) - Our stay in Casa Blanca Las Terrenas!

Day 273 (November 23, 2018) - Horseback Riding in Samana, DomRep

Day 276 (November 26, 2018) - Our first "holiday" (from our sailing life) with Captain Ahab & Zissou 😍

Day 277 (November 27, 2018) - Made it to my 121st country - HAITI!! 😍

Day 278 (November 28, 2018) - 1st Day exploring Cap Haitien, Haiti

Day 279 (November 29, 2018) - HAITI 🙏 Really loving our experiences here.

Day 280 (November 30, 2018) - We've just met some wonderful people here who made our trip super awesome 😍

Day 282 (December 2, 2018) - Crossing the Border from Haiti to Dominican Republic

Day 285 (December 5, 2018) - Hitchhiking in Luperon, Dominican Republic

Day 288 (December 8, 2018) - S/V EMPRESS is ready ⛵️

Day 290 (December 10, 2018) - Beginning the New Season of Sailing in the Caribbean - Leaving Luperon for Samana and Getting a Despacho

Day 294 (December 14, 2018) - Back to marina life ⛵️

Day 295 (December 15, 2018) - Hitchhiking in Samana

Day 297 (December 17, 2018) - Another fantastic day to be from the Philippines!

Day 298 (December 18, 2018) - Arrived in PUERTO RICO

Day 305 (December 25, 2018) - Celebrating Christmas with fellow cruisers 😍

Day 308 (December 28, 2018) - Our week in Puerto Rico so far ⛵️

Day 309 (December 29, 2018) - Sailing (actually motoring) from Puerto Real to Boqueron, Puerto Rico ⛵️

Day 312 (January 1, 2019) - Happy 2019 everyone!! 😍

Day 313 (January 2, 2019) - Moved back from Boqueron to Puerto Real, Puerto Rico

Day 316 (January 5, 2019) - Another productive week on the boat 😍

Day 318 (January 7, 2019) - Preparing the boat for our passage today 😍

Day 319 (January 8, 2019) - Incredible Day Sailing

Day 320 (January 9, 2019) - 2 nights in Cayo Caracoles in La Parguera, Puerto Rico 🏝

Day 322 (January 11, 2019) - Hotel Life of The Sailors Cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou's Luxury Staycation

Day 323 (January 12, 2019) - Our Luxury Stay in Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa in Guanica, Puerto Rico

Day 324 (January 13, 2019) - Anchoring in Bay of Guanica, South Puerto Rico!

Day 327 (January 16, 2019) - Fancy Dinner at La Cava Restaurant 😍

Day 328 (January 17, 2019) - Staycation Holiday in Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort

Day 329 (January 18, 2019) - Facilities of Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort and our Staycation Experience

Day 330 (January 19, 2019) - Sailboat Life with our Cats!

Day 331 (January 20, 2019) - Solo Adventures to Caja de Muertos / Coffin Island in Ponce, Puerto Rico

Day 332 (January 21, 2019) - Boat Life in Ponce, Puerto Rico ⛵️

Day 333 (January 22, 2019) - We went to the shopping mall - Plaza Caribe in Ponce, Puerto Rico😍

Day 335 (January 24, 2019) - We're still in Ponce 😍

Day 338 (January 27, 2019) - Fun Weekend in Ponce, Puerto Rico

Day 342 (January 31, 2019) - We arrived in SALINAS, Puerto Rico! 😍

Day 344 (February 2, 2019) - Happy weekend everyone! 😍

Day 345 (February 3, 2019) - Sunset "shower" time ⛵️💋🏝

Day 347 (February 5, 2019) - Hitchhiking in Salinas 😂

Day 348 (February 6, 2019) - Our food tour in Old San Juan with Tinggly Experiences 🤟

Day 349 (February 7, 2019) - Day trip to Culebra ⛵️🏝

Day 352 (February 10, 2019) - Quick drive from the Salinas

Day 353 (February 11, 2019) - "Expat" Life in Salinas, Puerto Rico ⛵️

Day 355 (February 13, 2019) - Pre-valentine's date with Jonathan 😍💋

Day 356 (February 14, 2019) - My valentine's dates 😂

Day 358 (February 16, 2019) - Trip to Cayo Matias, Salinas with our Puerto Rican friends

Day 364 (February 22, 2019) - Jonathan is back in PUERTO RICO!! 😍

Day 365 (February 23, 2019) - Jonathan with the Cats

Day 373 (March 3, 2019) - Making plans and making progress here in Puerto Rico!

Day 378 (March 8, 2019) - Back with my husband and two cats here in Puerto Rico! 😍

Day 381 (March 11, 2019) - Productive day here in Puerto Rico!

Day 389 (March 19, 2019) - I'm back in Puerto Rico with my husband and our kitty cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou!

Day 390 (March 20, 2019) - Back to the boat 😍

Day 392 (March 22, 2019) - Crazy busy the last few days.

Day 396 (March 26, 2019) - We're almost FREE!! 😍

Day 398 (March 28, 2019) - Went to fellow cruisers' boat!

Day 401 (March 31, 2019) - Visited the veterinarian for the two cats - Captain Ahab and Little Zissou!

Day 408 (April 7, 2019) - Home sweet home in Puerto Rico

Day 409 (April 8, 2019) - Back with my handsome husband here in Salinas, Southside of Puerto Rico 😍

Day 411 (April 10, 2019) - Went out with our sailing friends from S/V Escape Pod