I just clicked on the link to your blog (after a long time not checking on you guys) and saw Daniel's Oct 16 update. I hope you were able to get the main tasks done and have all three of you on board by Thanksgiving. Also, that you choose to point your bow Northwest towards us! It would be so good to sail together again, even if for only a few days around the VBI's, or even our own lovely Virgin Islands.
We are totally settled, and commited to various outreach ministries around Fajardo, but could schedule some time off when you sail passed. We hope by Christmas to move into the house we are rebuilding on a hill overlooking Puerto del Rey marina.
If God leads you West instead, with Central America and the Pacific calling, there will be others to sail with in that direction and we will join you via you blog. But we still will miss out!
Let us know if there are specific things we can be praying with you about.
Thinking of you,
Jim and Stacie
Hi guys! We've been thinking about you and wondering what you were up to. Excited to hear about the house. I replied to an email as well, but it seems like they may not be getting through. Kaylee says 'hi!!' to the girls.
Glad to hear you are back on the boat. Have you decided on your next distinction.
I found some nerdy facts that I thought you may be interested in knowing. info on the Caribbean from "the Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archeaology." said the first Awarak Indians probably did not island jump from Trinidad, but went strait from the South American coast to Puerto Rico. Archaeology sites there predate the Leeward and Windward island sites by thousands of years. Computer models say they paddled crossed the Caribbean at about 2 to 3 knots in about a week. From first land fall in PR they spread to Hispaniola and Cuba.
However, the oldest sites are in western Cuba. They don't know how the Ciboney Indians there.
Just thought you would like to know.
Thanks Roger, interesting stuff indeed! We are still working on the itinerary, but are eyeing Bonaire if the weather gives us a good opening. It would be our longest crossing to date, but anything beats beating into these northeast winds!