Made it to MexicoPatty/Breezy and cool
02/17/2010, Isla Mujeres
We left the security, warmth and comfort of Lagoon Marina, La Ceiba Honduras, on Saturday (13 February 2010). The mouth of La Ceiba harbor was a toughie - breaking waves and strong current through a relatively small channel. But our fearless captain and crew had faith, and we finally were clear of the jetties.
02/06/2010, La Ceiba, Honduras
We finally delivered our dear friend's boat to his daughter, here in La Ceiba, Honduras. It has been a long ordeal for all involved. I'd like to personally thank those who have helped me with all the legal issues (you know who you are, my angels here on earth!), and those who have been continually offering encouragement and words of support. I feel like I could sleep for a week!
Back in the Bay IslandsPatty/Clear
12/24/2009, Roatan, Honduras
We departed Livingston, Guatemala, on December 17, 2009, exactly one year after casting off our lines from Titusville Municipal Marina, Florida. Another successful crossing of the dreaded "bar" (without incident!!!!), and anchored 10 miles out behind Cabos Tres Puntas. The weather blew up and we spent a very rough night corking at anchor. The old windlass gasped and died, Gary could not pull the chain. Next morning, Gary and our passenger, Phil, got the anchor up and we motored to Hospital Bight, which offered protection from the surge. Spent the night there, along with another sailboat, and took off for the Bay Islands the next day.
Tribute to our VikingPatty/tear-streaked
12/13/2009, Rio Dulce, Guatemala
Rune Torkildsen, February 16, 1957 - December 11 (?) 2009, originally from Norway was our next door neighbor at RAM Marina for 2 months, and our very dear friend and companion. We spent many hours together, and he and Gary were almost inseparable. Rune was our catalyst; we got off our duffs and explored the Rio, Lago Izabal and El Golfete because of him. He introduced us to some wonderful local families, and became part of our family.
Denny's beach is the best for TarponPatty/dark right now with a shower
Hello to all! We three boat amigos (Lorelei, Rune on his boat and Bob on Good Time Charlie) spent the last 2 days in the South Western end of Lago Izabal, searching for and exploring the rivers feeding into the lake. Some pretty amazing stuff, incredible sounds at dusk/daybreak (howler monkeys), and friendly Indians.
Made it over the "bar"Patty/Cloudy with rain
11/04/2009, Livingston, Guatemala
We motored down the Golfete and through the Gorge to anchor in Livingston on 10/28/2009, then went across the infamous "bar", right after mean low of .65 without bumping! Anchored over by Cabos tres Puntas for the night, sailed around and found a pristine reef to snorkel, caught a sailfish (let him go). Our second night at anchor in Cabos tres Puntas produced a wicked thunderstorm. Wind and chop broke our anchor keeper, the chain rode chewed up the bow roller, and our dinghy lock cable (motorcycle cable) broke, so it got a little hairy at 3 a.m.
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