Every day now we check off a few more items. Next week we'll put Liberte on a mooring with a marine services company, hire a diver to clean the bottom every two months, clean our way out of the boat with Clorox, button up her cover and pat her goodbye on the transom.
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.