David went to a small nearby island with Bill and Jean, organizers of the El Salvador Cruiser's Rally. They've helped put together a project to bring clean water to the families on the island. It's a simple gravity-fed system that makes potable water where none existed before. Beautiful kids.
Bahia del Sol03/25/2012
To get into this peaceful river estuary, we surfed down several breaking waves while following a bar pilot on a jet ski. The El Salvador Cruiser's Rally is showing us a good time here while we put the boat away and return home. Neat place.
Our buddy boat Risk Taker shot this, underway from Puerto Chiapas to Bahia del Sol, El Salvador. Just seconds after this picture, the fishing rod went double, and we had to douse in a hurry. Our new fishing secret - just put up the spinnaker!
Liberte has not made it to Cuba yet... but we did survive a punishing drive in to San Pedro to earn this tranquil spot.
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala03/25/2012
We spent a couple blissful days in San Pedro, a town surrounded by volcanoes.
From Puerto Chiapas, we took 6 days and went inland to the mountains of Guatemala. What a place! Bill Bell, who used to live there as a Peace Corp volunteer, gave us a local's tour. We drove our rental car up over 10,000-foot mountain passes, into native Mayan villages in mountain valleys, and to a gorgeous volcanic lake. There is something very special about the people and places of Guatemala. And even 5'3" Rebecca felt very tall here!