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Coba Libre Adventures to Aus
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Les
04/03/2012, San Blas Islands

We are currently sitting in Shelter Bay Marina after a beautiful two weeks in i think one of our favorite spots so far the San Blas Islands.

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Western Lemon Cays
Lesley
03/19/2012, San Blas Islands

Well we have made it to San Blas after two nights at sea from Santa Marta Columbia, This part of the journey was the one I wasn't looking forward to, Big seas and strong winds, We had about 41 knots and 5 meter waves, IT wasn't very fun at all, James and Martin did all the night watches, I was a bit scared to be honest I would sit in the cockpit on my own making noises as we speed down each wave !
Poor Nakesa nearly lots there dinghy , there epirb went in the sea and they lost a few pieces of safety equipment ! They didn't even get a phone call from falmouth coastguard until the next day to see if every thing was oK ? ?

We had a great experience in Columbia, We took a road trip to Cartegena for a couple of days and stayed in a lovely Hotel Casa Gloria it was such a beautiful place to visit, I would recommend it to anyone. We were going to sail there but with all the checking in and out and custom fees, we decided against it. Martin has sadly left us , he managed to get to Panama via a little motor boat in the san blas so hopefully he has made his way home ?? We hope to hear from him soon x

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03/20/2012 | Janet Jones
Hi James & Lesley just to let you know Martin is now in Maderia waiting for a plane back to Luton this evening. Cant wait to hear all about your journey when he gets home.
Take care, I hope you have an amazing time on the rest of your trip. xxxxx
03/23/2012 | Terry
Sounds like Coba Libre has been surfing! Good luck with your canal transit. I have heard you might need to re-callibrate your log for the transit! Fair winds. Terry & Emma xxx
04/02/2012 | Michael and Barbara Turney
May we assume that the noises that you were making while surfing down teh waves were:

Wheeeeeeeeeee!

or

Yippieeeeeeee!

or perhaps even

Yahoooooooo!

?????
04/03/2012 | Audrey Coxon
or could the noises have been

Shhhhhhhiiiiitttttttttttttttttttttt
Santa Marta
Les
03/04/2012, Colombia

Day 2 in Santa Marta and we are having a good time, We went out for a lovely meal last night had an entree and main meal (fillet steak) for 10 pounds each including the Mojitos and Cuba Libres. We are loving the cheap food and drink because all of the ABC Islands are catered for the Cruise Ship Tourists and to be honest we are on a cruising budget, We are trying hard with our spanish its slow but hey at least we are trying..

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03/07/2012 | Peter and Audrey
What are Cuba Libres?
03/04/2012

There are lots of food vendors on the street and the bbq's just smell amazing !

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03/04/2012

We were trying to get a picture of a rolly sea, but photographs just don't do them any justice you can't see how big the swell is even though it is ?

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Santa Marta
Les
03/03/2012, Columbia

We made it to the port of Santa Marta, Columbia early hours of this morning after two nights at sea, We had been watching the weather for the last 9 days in Aruba to get the right weather system and did it Spot on. The strongest wind we hadvwas 43 knots and that was coming into port. The seas were around 2 - 3 metres and the wind was from behind so it was a bit rolly at times, but we can't complain we are now safe and in port and the boys don't smell anymore.. Martin had a visitor early hours of this morning it was a bird that flew onto the Bimini and scared the hell out of him, it stayed to say hello then crapped everywhere and left..

It is costing us 75 US dollars to check in at Santa Marta. We were then going to sail on to Cartagena which is only 80 miles down the coast but you have to pay customs, import and a permit which adds up to another 300 US ??? what the !! Cruising life is getting expensive but thats what happens when you own a boat...




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03/04/2012 | Michael and Barbara Turney
These places seem to think that everyone with a boat must be rich and but much of the local standards we are even if we don't think so.

Still I agree with you. If there is too much of this people will start to just bypass these countries.
Sightseeing
Les
02/27/2012, Aruba

We would like to send our love to family in Australia as my Nanna Alma past away 3 days ago xx James and I are thinking of you all at this sad time, Love you Nanna xxxxx

We were invited out sightseeing around Aruba with our new French Friends Doreen and David, we all had a great day and had a lovely picnic in the National Park !

Here are a few pics from the last few weeks in the ABC's, Hopefully our friends on Nakesa will be joining us soon to continue our journey south !

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02/29/2012 | Audrey
Your Nanna loved you both sooooo much and she'll be with you on your travels xxxxxx
02/27/2012

The Girls

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Sightseeing Aruba
02/27/2012

This is in the National Park at some ruins.. James, Martin and David !

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02/27/2012

I can't stop taking pictures of Iguanas.

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