Sunday around 07:30 we dropped anchor in this awsome harbor called Luperon. We left Samana at 07:30 on Saturday. It was not a great sail over. The night was rainy and the wind was right at our stern and not blowing very hard and the seas where choppy but it got us here! We heard the "Luperon Net" around 08:00 and heard that there was a marine swap meet at the lil (tiny) marina in Puerto Blanco (just a different part of the same harbor) We where tired but wanted to go in and explore things. We both got a great feeling about being here. We have always heard stories about cruisers coming here and never leaving. I can see why now! The other boaters are very friendly and filled with lots of local knowlage. The harbor is VERY different then Samana. I am glad to this was the case. Samana was a bit sketchy. After the swapmeet we got in the dinghy and headed across the harbor into town. Life here is sooo different. 3 world country. But the locals are friendly here. Amimals freely roam the streets. Lots of dogs chickens and goats. (I have pictures but the internet connection will not let me upload them!) The town is all dirt rocky narrow roads. There are little houses and stores. We had lunch at a newly open place call JRs. The food is cheap around 100 pesos for a sandwhich - comes out to be about $2.70. The beer to drink here is Bohemia Especial. It comes in a 20oz bottle and cost around $1.30 - 60 pesos (we are having one right now!)
We will be here for a few days. Today we went back into town to use the internet and explore a little more. Tuesday is when people come into town to sell thier fresh produce. We could really use some fresh veggies and frruit. The freezer is full but the fresh local stuff is always better! I will keep you posted! I will also try to get some pictures up!!