Exploring the World by Sail from A to Z

Jeff and Zia's adventures aboard the catamaran Hekla

12 January 2015 | 62 31'S:59 47'W, Antarctic Peninsual
09 January 2015 | 65 54'S:62 52'W, Antarctic Peninsual
07 January 2015 | 65 15'S:64 16'W, Antarctic Peninsual
04 January 2015 | 64 19'S:62 55'W, Antarctic peninsula
31 December 2014 | 54 48'S:68 19'W, Ushuaia
27 December 2014 | It's 6am must be Miami...
26 December 2014 | Guatemala
09 June 2013 | 17 35'N:80 42'W, Caribbean sea
06 June 2013 | Jamaica
04 June 2013 | 18 28'N:77 57'W, Montego Bay
02 June 2013 | 19 20'N:78 49'W, on passage Cayman-Jamaica
23 May 2013 | 19 43'N:82 58'W, south of Cuba, NW of Cayman
19 May 2013 | 24 34'N:81 49'W, Key West, Florida
30 April 2013 | 23 25'N:85 38'W, Gulf of Mexico
27 April 2013 | 21 15'N:86 45'W, Isla Mujeras
19 April 2013 | 18 17'N:87 50'W, Xcalak
17 April 2013 | 15 34'N:89 12'W, Lago Izabal, Guatemala
10 April 2013 | Rio Dulce
10 April 2013 | 15 39'N:88 'W, Rio Dulce
01 April 2013 | 16 05'N:88 32'W, Southern Belize

It's bier time

15 March 2012 | 33 38.4'S:78 49.4'W, Robinson Crusoe Islands
by The Crew
Holy shit there is only water, water, a couple birds here and there, and more water. Its trippy to think that we are the only humans within miles and miles, and for days we won't see land or even a spec of civilizaion. The wave slaps on the bridge deck sound like bomb shells going off, and send anything on the table flying around the cabin, which is especially bad when it's a puke bucket that rolls across the deck. We are in Cumberland Bay now, and we finally got to have a small morsal of booze. Kati is relieved to be anchored, as the last two days she has gotten intimiately aquainted with the couch and started her involuntary bullemic diet. Nick is finally washing his clothes, so that should help with the nausea. Zach trimmed his facial hair and now doesn't look like Tom Hanks from Cast Away. Jeff got a nap in before dinner and seems a bit more chipper (the bottle of wine is helping). Zia can finally write again and will have a novel written by the end of this trip. All in all a great day. We have reached the Island and plan to trade box wine for lobster from the local fisherman. The Chilean Navy came onto the boat today and the pair of them carried .45 caliber pistols, do we look like pirates? On the way in we were escorted by a pod of dolphins, many birds, and even a couple of whales. The amount of life out in the big blue is incredible. Tomorrow we are off to find the little brewery on the island, eat lobster, and enjoy the time we have on land before embarking on the real passage to the Galapagos. For now, Ciao... The kids, Nick, Zach, and Kati.
Vessel Name: Hekla
Vessel Make/Model: Atlantic 57, Chris White Designs
Hailing Port: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Crew: Jeff Lebesch, Zia Zybko
About: Jeff has been sailing for 11 years, and has completed two singlehanded TransPac races on his former trimaran Hecla. Zia is enthusiastic about adventure-exploration by sail
Hekla's Photos - Main
Interior photos of the boat
20 Photos
Created 29 November 2011
Photos of Hekla under construction, Sept 2010 to Nov 2011
30 Photos
Created 4 August 2011

S/V Hekla

Who: Jeff Lebesch, Zia Zybko
Port: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
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