Sailing 4 Sweetie

16 March 2012 | San Carlos, Mexico
30 December 2011 | Isla Paridita
30 December 2011 | isla Paridita
29 December 2011 | Panama
25 December 2011 | Gulfito, Costa Rica
10 December 2011 | Drakes Bay, Costa Rica
10 December 2011 | Manuel Antonio Park
05 December 2011 | Naranjo, Costa Rica
01 December 2011 | Isla Muertos, Nicoya Peninsula
30 November 2011 | Costa Rica
24 November 2011 | Isla Tortuga, Nicoya Peninsula
22 November 2011 | Curu Preserve, Nicoya Peninsula
07 November 2011 | Bahia Huevos, Costa Rica
05 November 2011 | Sta Elena, Costa Rica
04 November 2011 | Bahia sta Elena, Costa Rica
29 October 2011 | San Juan Del Sur, Nica
29 October 2011 | San Juan Del Sur, Nica
28 October 2011 | SJDS, Nicaragua
27 October 2011 | Puerto Corinto, Nica
26 October 2011 | El Tigre, Gulf of Fonseca

Sweetie for Sale

16 March 2012 | San Carlos, Mexico
What do you do after a major retrofit/update and new bottom paint? Sell of course! we brought Sweetie back to modern over the summer, not realizing that in several months we would make the decision to sell, but at least she's in great shape for new owners. I have gotten lots of use out of my sewing station since installed over summer- big shout out to Tim on Kona for getting me through the finish line. I've got two quilts almost finished and love sitting down to work even when under way on calm passages. We're not giving up cruising, just looking for a catamaran that we can continue the adventure on.

With watermaker, solar panels, new battery bank, sailmail access on the ssb and fresh bottom paint, we've been very self sufficient over the last season. To see more photos and all the specs on customized "production" boat, see our ad on Yachtworld

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1988/Hunter-Legend-45-2438127/San-Carlos%2C-Guaymas%2C-Mexico/Mexico

Jose goes pedaling

30 December 2011 | Isla Paridita
after calling out the crab eating crocs, Jose, the island caretaker took a shine to our pedal kayaks. He was fascinated by the concept and wanted to get a photo sitting in it. we did one better and showed him how to pedal away. Although he had never ridden a bike before, he took the the idea right away and was touring around the cove in no time.

crab eating crocs

30 December 2011 | isla Paridita
Not quite pets, several of the crocs in the brackish lagoon will come when called. Lola and Lalo are the resident Largotos "small crocs" who love a crab treat. we kept a respectful distance for sure.

Isla Parida

29 December 2011 | Panama
Our first Island in Western Panama. Isla Parida is surrounded by lots of reefs and rocks. Makes for great kayaking.

Christmas potluck

25 December 2011 | Gulfito, Costa Rica
We've finally met up with other cruising boats in Gulfito, just around the corner from Panama. with seven or so other boats here, we are having christmas pot luck at the cruisers clubhouse. Our hosts Tim and Katie of Land and Sea have given us use of the barbecue grill, cutlery and joined in the celebration.

Beach Hike

10 December 2011 | Drakes Bay, Costa Rica
Drakes Bay is our first really calm anchorage in several days. From Quepos south, it was pretty rolly, so we are happy to be in really calm waters and free wifi! Dingy landing is very easy at high tide. One of the hotels here keeps a small dock in the mouth of the river so no wet beach landings for us. Yesterday we saw a 3 foot crocodile swimming just off the dock as we were heading back out to the boat. Today we are hiking the beach route thru the jungle. it winds in and out of coves for all the way down the coast. We only walked about two hours in to a grassy point with swaying palm trees. Right out of the tourist brochures. The rain, however, was not part of the photo shoot, so we headed back a little soggier then we came, but as with everything in the heat, we dried quickly once back in town.

Just Hanging Around

10 December 2011 | Manuel Antonio Park
Finally- we see the famed sloths of costa Rica. There are so many creatures here at Manuel Antonio Park. Hiring a guide is good idea, because they have telescopes to spy things such as tree bats and land crabs, who are good at camouflage in the jungle. we are also lucky to see squirrel monkeys, which are pretty rare and only located in a few areas of Costa Rica.
Vessel Name: Sweetie
Vessel Make/Model: 1988 Hunter Legend 45
Hailing Port: Channel Islands
About: Tony and Shannon
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Port: Channel Islands