Chasing the Ana Team Update Day 14
foto: Derrick and Taino, State Reserved Park, Near Native Burial Grounds
Carrie Medina from http://www.kayakscuba.com/ checking in here. I have been communicating with Taino & Derrick via the blackberry and Karel in Isreal for weather forecast updates.
I email Mary and Gryphon, Derricks family, to give her the updates before I post here, in an attempt to try and beat the press to the punch. Quick as they can be, I’m trying to be quicker. Guess I better not apply for any press jobs. LOL
Here is the update I have for you so far.
Our boys would like to take one more day on the water despite the wind and waves.
Derrick writes in response to my offer to send a truck to pick them up Tuesday afternoon;
”We are in St. Isabel. And will stay tonight and go for Guayama in the morning. José does not need to come tonight. Thanks though. Hard day fighting wind and waves. We are both zapped of energy and looking forward to some recovery time off the water”
Taino and Derrick have paddled the south side of the island much faster than I had anticipated so… all the bad weather days are still in the bank, and I believe we are actually one or one and a half days ahead of the expedition planning.
This is good news, as Derrick would like to get video footage of local cultural events happening around our island in addition to his footage of the Chasing the Ana Expedition.
Karel sent me a nice link to track the wave height as the tropical depression gets closer.http://www.stormsurfing.com/cgi/display.cgi?a=natla_heightNow lets all hope this extinguishes itself before Derrick gets footage of our beautiful island all wind blown!
The best news is that with the few planned days off the water, Derrick will be back here writing to you all about the expedition from his own eyes. His cultural interactions, experiences and wonderings of land and sea.
Check back here Wednesday night for his update!