Yesterday marked six months after Hurricane Maria and we woke up in the morning on Vieques in yet another blackout. According to Puerto Rico's Power Authority, 103,000 people still don't have electricity — and even those who do cannot rely on it. The next Atlantic hurricane season starts in just three months and we have barely started … Continue reading 6 Month Anniversary
The last few months have been a huge learning experience for us. We've found our niche among the relief groups and NGOs here in Puerto Rico. We've identified the areas where we can do the most good for the greatest number of people. We've also learned a lot about ourselves and who we want to be … Continue reading Response – Recovery – Resilience
December is behind us and we're finally catching our breath after a wet, beautiful, long, fun, exhausting, rewarding trip. After leaving Inagua and skirting the coast of Hispanola, we crossed the infamous Mona Passage in flat calm with no trouble. We made our first landfall at Cabo Rojo on the western coast of Puerto Rico … Continue reading Puerto Rico Se Levanta
A stopover in Marathon, FL gave us a first glimpse of severe damage from this devastating hurricane season. The Florida Keys took a direct hit from Irma just before Maria made her way through the Caribbean. Marathon is the home port of S/V Relentless and it was a very bittersweet homecoming from our travels … Continue reading Marathon to Great Inagua
We launched the boat on Nov 1 from Norfolk, Virginia, after finishing up preparations for the long journey ahead. Since then we've sailed over 800 miles south, with a few stops along the way. We have loaded supplies including gasoline and solar power generators, baby formula and the first load of Lifestraw high volume water filters. We are on track to … Continue reading We’re On Our Way!