Sailing Shenemere

We left Salinas, Puerto Rico at 5:30 AM with good intentions of sailing east toward St. Thomas. The only reason to sail to St. Thomas was to get a bit more...

We are very late going to the southern Caribbean to avoid the hurricane season (it’s a long story). We only met a few cruisers in the Bahamas still heading south however,...

Thank goodness this was only a rain event with less than 30 knots. We are grateful!

Named Storm Beryl was a rain event here in Puerto Rico. The rain has passed, and the mosquitos have come out in swarms… they are ravenous. We have mosquito netting on...

The wonderful anchorage at Playa de Salinas is one of the most protected anchorages along Puerto Rico’s entire 300-mile coastline. The anchorage is known for it’s excellent holding in mud however,...

After a few days in Luperon we met other cruisers making their way to Puerto Rico and further to Granada. We all had the something in common…waiting for the winds to...

3-day windward sail to Dominican Republic started off optimistically. However, winds took an earlier than expected easterly turn so once again we find ourselves sailing into the wind; very frustrating. Winds...

There is no doubt that George Town is the best stop in the southern Bahamas particularly when heading south because you’ll be in the Bahamian boondocks after George Town. It’s a...

Black Point Settlement is the largest center of population in the Exumas after Georgetown. We asked the locals why they don’t leave as it appears there a lot of people that...

This paints a picture of the Nassau to Exumas passage…foul weather gear set out to dry and an exhausted wayward bird taking a rest up front after a rough night crossing....