DOCKED AT PUERTO BAHIA MARINA
$1./FT/DAY FOR <7DAYS, POWER=.50/KWA, WATER=3.50/DAY
SUNRISE AT SAMANA: 7:13 AM
SUNSET AT SAMANA: 6:29 PM
I am happy to report that, after 16.5 hours of sleep, Dan is completely recovered from his mysterious illness! And just to prove his resilience, we spent all morning washing the poor, salty Quest. Now this became quite a process. We wet-down the boat and began scrubbing then were interrupted by a torrential downpour. About the time we had dry clothes on, it abated and we continued with our cleaning. More rain! This time we sought cover at the first signs of falling drops. Finally the storms passed and we were able to finish our job.
This marina just gorgeous but definitely hungry for business. Even though this is a holiday weekend here in the DR, the amount of guest is minimal. There are villas and condos as well as rooms in the hotel that cry out for occupancy.
This weekend the Dominicans honor Juan Pablo Duarte’s birthday (Jan. 26, 1813-July 15, 1876). Duarte, one of the organizers of the secret society “La Trinitaria” that sought to gain the independence from Haiti, is credited with penning the original draft of the Dominican Constitution. The long sought freedom was finally gained in 1844 and February 27 is celebrated as their Independence Day. In NYC you can visit Duarte Square and find his bronze statue in the triangular site between Sullivan St., Grand St. and the Avenue of the Americas.
|Image via Wikipedia|
|DUARTE SQUARE IN NYC|
|SUNSET ACROSS THE SAMANA BAY|