s/v Charabia

23 January 2018 | Pacific Ocean off Guatemala - heading to Chiapas, Mexico
22 January 2018 | Pacific Ocean off El Salvador - heading to Chiapas, Mexico
21 January 2018 | Pacific Ocean off Nicaragua - heading to Chiapas, Mexico
20 January 2018 | Pacific Ocean off Nicaragua - heading to Chiapas, Mexico
19 January 2018 | Marina Papagayo
18 January 2018 | Marina Papagayo
17 January 2018 | Marina Papagayo
16 January 2018 | Playa Mata de Cana
15 January 2018 | Playa Pan de Azurar
14 January 2018 | Bahia Brasilito
13 January 2018 | Bahia Brasilito
13 January 2018 | Bahia Brasilito
12 January 2018 | Bahia Brasilito
11 January 2018 | Bahia Brasilito
10 January 2018 | Pacific Ocean off Costa Rica - heading to Papagayo
09 January 2018 | Pacific Ocean off Costa Rica - heading to Papagayo
08 January 2018 | Punta Balsa
07 January 2018 | Almost at Isla Ladrones
06 January 2018 | Gulfo de Montijo
05 January 2018 | Bahia Arenas

Underway to Panama!

15 December 2017 | Caribbean Sea - south of Grand Cayman
Last night we watched one in a series of movies by Alfred Hitchcock, titled The Vanishing Woman. It was entertaining. Woke up early this morning. The roosters were calling long before it was light and we truly missed our flat water anchorage in North Sound. Had our breakfast and prepared Charabia for our next leg. Dinghied to Customs by 8:30 when they opened. Filled out all the necessary documents. They asked if we were done our shopping and we still wanted to buy some duty free liquor and a few groceries. The duty free shop delivered our purchase to the Customs office while we walked to Kirk's Grocery store, for the last few things we needed. Took a cab back who charged us the bus rate, which was very nice. The Customs lady had to find our spear gun and deliver the alcohol and spear gun to our dinghy. We were free and clear to leave. It took time to hoist the dinghy motor and dinghy for our ocean traveling. Then we hoisted the main sail. Started the engines before releasing the two lines we had secured to our mooring ball. The wind was close hauled from the east as we sailed with full main and jib past the three cruise ships that were anchored behind us. Can't believe we were there for two weeks. Along the way, Mark started the water maker for a few hours. Our tank is almost 3/4 full. We will make sure it is full before we get to Panama. Our seas are in the 4-6 foot range. The winds have relaxed from the 22 knots we had rounding the south end of Grand Cayman. Some of the waves end up splashing the deck, but we are staying dry in the cockpit. Would love to see the moon out tonight to light our way. In the first four hours we traveled nearly 30 miles, a good start.
Vessel Name: Charabia
Vessel Make/Model: Fountaine Pajot / Athena
Hailing Port: Jacksonville, FL
Crew: Mark &Helen
We are both computer folks that were live aboard cruisers back in the 90s. We settled in Jacksonville Florida after escaping the great white north and cruising the Bahamas, T&C, DR and points south down to Trinidad. [...]
Extra: Charabia is a French slang word for nonsense or gibberish. It derives from Arabic "sharab" which means alcohol.When you drink (too much) alcohol, you start talking Charabia. The original owners named her and Mark liked the name so it stuck.
Charabia's Photos - Main
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Upgrades and maintenance to Charabia
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Created 27 June 2017
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Created 31 March 2015
Get the boat ready to cruise.
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Created 14 March 2015