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Tuesday Tell-Tales.

(Puerto Real, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico)


Can I please tell you that we’ve really been loving our easy breezy cruisy life here in Puerto Rico, minus the crazy thunderstorms ^^like this one about to roll in^^ that have been popping up like clockwork every afternoon. Almost feels like we are back in Florida or something? We’d probably even try collecting that rain if it wasn’t for the free stuff here at the Marina. But man do these daily thunderstorms really put a damper on any fun outdoor activities when it’s raining cats and dogs, and our own dog is shaking like a leaf down below deck. We probably should’ve invested in an anti-anxiety thunder jacket  for Oliver before setting sail.

Besides ^^those^^ annoying thunderstorms, we might also be stuck in a little bit of an easy-marina-life rut which, combined with the weather, might be why we’ve done a whole lot of nothing around here lately.

I’m not complaining.

Waking up late, lounging around, blogging, reading, cooking, loving on Oliver…it ain’t too bad if you ask me. ;))

But there are always boat projects to be done. And, of course, now that we figured out our dinghy is hypalon, we’ve been having one hell of  a time trying to locate the necessary  patch and special glue needed to fix our dinghy leak. Turns out, you can’t really mail any crazy glue chemicals to Puerto Rico like the ones we need because they aren’t allowed on a plane. What the heck?! Only ground shipping, which rules out us island folk completely. :((( And we have tried (to no avail) to locate the same goods at a retailer here in PR (which has been hilarious). But nothing. Notta. Zilch. It’s a no-go so far on the dinghy patch although I am quite positive Jer can find a good solution. We’ll keep you posted.

There also another mast climbing adventure in our very near future so Jer can reinstall our (now fixed) Raymarine wind instrument. Let’s hope it works longer than about 3 weeks this time.

Did I mention that Oliver got another fresh cut, color, and blow-dry the other day? Okay scratch the last two, just a cut and shampoo actually, and he is loving his shorter ‘do as always. We still aren’t pros at the actual styling, but we tried are hardest and that’s all that matters. ;)) Plus, Oliver escaped unharmed this go-round with no nicks or cuts! That’s a win in my book.

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And for no good reason other than I thought it was hilariously true here’s how you eat on instagram vs. real life. Lol.

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snoozerSeptember 16, 2014 - 8:59 am

The best way to get supplies from the states is to have someone bring them in with them. Friends can always be loaded up with spare parts. Bostich makes the best two part glue for Hyp, and you should be able to find it on island. Regular contact cement will work in a pinch, if you double it up. Good luck.

BillSeptember 23, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Forget the hypalon glue products, they don’t hold up. You can use fast set 5200 and in a pinch super glue works pretty well. At the end of the day our inflatable boats are all just “deflateables”. Have fun :)