Diesel Duck

26 July 2013 | On board Diesel Duck
26 July 2013 | Leamington, Canada
25 April 2013 | Florida
26 March 2013 | Florida
27 February 2013 | Stuart, Florida
10 February 2013 | Beautiful Florida
24 January 2013 | Key West, Florida
26 December 2012 | Miami Beach
07 December 2012 | Miami Beach
27 November 2012 | Stuart, Florida
15 November 2012 | Wrightville Beach, NC
05 November 2012 | Chesapeake City, MD
01 November 2012 | New York, NY
30 October 2012 | Half Moon Bay Marina
29 October 2012 | Croton-on-Hudson, NY
23 October 2012 | The New York State Canal System
14 August 2012 | Leamington, Canada
20 June 2012 | Leamington, Ontario
20 June 2012 | Leamington, Ontario
13 May 2012 | In the Erie Canal System

Looking over our shoulders in Salvador, Brazil

04 July 2009 | Salvador, Brazil
We arrived at Salvador on July 3rd. The city is one of the oldest in the country and the third most populous in Brazil. Again, the skyline coming from the sea looked like Manhatten, skyscrapers agalore! There are several marinas and yacht clubs, but we found a mooring that we rented for a week in the bay with a lovely view of the city. A 100 m cliff runs along the entire bay shore which divides Salvador into the upper town and the lower town. An elevator connects both sections. The upper part held the old city center with historical sites we wanted to visit. At the marina complex, which was heavily gated, we tied up our dinghy to go into town. Outside the fence was a patrolling policeman carrying three handguns in holsters. One strapped to the leg, one in front of his chest tied to the bullet proofed vest and one on his belt, looking like Rambo. We knew Salvador had the reputation of a high crime rate and a look around us just confirmed our belief we had better be cautious.
The following days we roamed around on foot feeling pretty secure except one day when we were going to stroll down a cobblestone lane in the upper district and a policeman stopped us, indicating that it was not safe for us to go there. Nothing happened to us and in general we thought people were very friendly and kind.
Vessel Name: Diesel Duck
Vessel Make/Model: Diesel Duck 41' - Aluminum
Hailing Port: Toronto, Canada
Crew: Marlene and Benno Klopfer (Photo by Marcie Lynn, Puerto Montt, Chile)
The kid, Dominik, is grown, married to Maryann and they have three kids Heidi + Annaliese + Hans, on their own. We are on the loose. Sold the condo and retired. Benno from an engineering profession and Marlene from a business administrator job. [...]
SSCA Members Diesel Duck is designed by George Buehler and is a long range, sail assisted Troller Yacht. Main engine: Perkins M80T, 4 cyl. 78 hp Generator: 5 KW - 115/230Volt - 3 cyl. - Northern Lights diesel Fuel: 3000 liter diesel Water: 800 liter Additional equipments: 3 burner gas [...]
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Cruising on a Troller Yacht

Who: Marlene and Benno Klopfer (Photo by Marcie Lynn, Puerto Montt, Chile)
Port: Toronto, Canada