Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Chasing the Ana Days 6 and 7

Isabela, Puerto Rico August 7, 20079 pm Team Post - Day Seven
An exciting day on the water as Mayoleth and Almestica paddled from Arecibo to Isabela on the north end of the island. The ground crew waited anxiously as Almestica checked in at 5:05 pm with a message that all was well. The men hope to make good time launching early tomorrow morning in an attempt to round the northwest side in one day.Thanks to everyone who send messages and post comments. The men are keeping up with the blog and appreciate the support.Mayoleth writes...''We are just a mile out of isabella on a beach with no landing...We both saw rock at the last minute and dumped our boats and came in behind them. Is was not pretty.I got my but kicked at the original stopping point. We decided to go on and had to brake out of the surf. First I helped Taino, then I had to do it solo. 4 trys and 3 nasty beach rolls later I finally got out!...So I lost 1 pair son glasses, my hat from Nydia and my chart and mapcase! No idea how to launch tomarrow but will try. Weather raqdio won't work here. So no ides about the weather, D

Arecibo, Puerto RicoAugust 6, 200711pm Team Post - Day Six
The men are back on the water! The short break due to weather has ended, and the down time was used to rest, shop and resupply the men. The men are camping tonight (Monday) at a beach in Arecibo, but have plans to paddle hard to Isabela by late morning/early afternoon Tuesday.

Forcast for the day;87 °F / 30.6 °CTuesday-East southeast winds 12 to 17 knots...becoming east northeast along the coast by afternoon. Seas 3 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.Tuesday Night-East southeast winds 13 to 18 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.Wednesday-East winds 13 to 18 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Isolated thunderstorms in the morning. Scattered showers.Humedad:81%Punto de Rocío: 74 °F / 23 °CViento:from the ESERáfagas de viento: 3.0 mph / 4 km/hPresión: 29.93 pul / 1013.4 HPA (Presión Estable)Visibilidad: 10.0 Millas / 16.1 KilómetrosUV:0 out of 16Nubes: Nubes Dispersas 4000 ft / 1219 m

At this point of the expedition we are a half day behind, but Mayoleth and Almestica believe they will more than make up for it after rounding the northwest rocky cliffs and shore, where the west end of the island should be easy enough to paddle at rapid pace. From Rincon to Combate beach the paddlers hope to make the best time before rounding the southwest side and heading east.

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