s/v Charabia

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
04 January 2018 | Gulf of Panama
03 January 2018 | Taboga Island
02 January 2018 | Balboa Yatch Club
01 January 2018 | Rio Chagres
31 December 2017 | Shelter Bay Marina

Jungle Walk Christmas

25 December 2017 | Shelter Bay Marina
Merry Christmas everyone! Had a lovely time at the Marina Restaurant Christmas Eve Buffet last night. We shared a table with Gunther and Legina, from Germany. The food was very good including home made egg nog and rum. Up today to the sound of an alarm going off. Mark set his watch to 7:30 for the Cruiser's Net on the VHF Radio. That means we slept in for a change. Maybe that was because it was Christmas day. Got to connect with some relatives on this special day using Whatsapp. We have better luck with our internet connections at the Cruiser's Lounge than on our sailboat. Today, their air conditioning was broken, so it was a hot place too. Mark topped off our fuel tank with the spare 5 gallon jug that we carry. We walked to the fuel dock, which is really a large fuel barge, but it was closed as the marina office was closed. Someone mentioned that they walked thru the jungle, so we headed out that way. We wanted to see the monkeys and toucans. At one point we saw two monkeys on our trail but they disappeared before we got too close. After lunch we headed up to the pool as it was extremely hot. Plus we wanted to do that early as we were joining the Christmas day pot luck dinner at 6 pm. I made a pan of beef with pasta and cheese sauce which turned out well. We had a fun time. Enjoyed meeting new people, several of which were Canadians. Had the chance to catch up with Rice University's new head football coach and his family, congratulations Mike! Thanks for all the emails and good wishes. We trust that your Christmas was festive and memorable!
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 16 May 2015
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Created 15 May 2015
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Created 4 April 2015
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Created 31 March 2015
Get the boat ready to cruise.
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Created 14 March 2015