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Melissa & Dave - Adventures at Sea

Saltydog is now official back in the good old US of A

May 3, 2015

The crew is up early talking with the fuel attendant. He was not too happy to see us camped at the dock but after a while came around and just charged us the day-use fee ($10 per person). After being cooped up on a boat for 8 days, Mike has a way of making new friends quickly. The attendant said keep flying the quarantine flag and we would be good for the day at the custom's (CBP) slip.

We definitely need fuel and water!

After filling the water and fuel tanks, we headed up for some much-needed showers. We probably did too well at conservation – we used more diesel than water underway! After that, we called a taxi and headed into town. Cheo took us to the Customs office only to find it closed on Sundays. The guard said to come back on Monday. Ugh. Then we went off to Sizzler and had a huge lunch. We walked around the mall for a while and bought some repair parts at Sears. After that we went across the street and bought some provisions for our last leg to Antigua. Back at the marina, Dave bought a CBP sticker online and called the main CBP number again. After a few phone calls back and forth, we had our clearance number so were officially back in the United States. The restaurant was closed due to A/C issues so we had Margaritas and snacks at the café for dinner. We returned to the boat and left around 8:00 PM. 

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