Vessel Name: Karma1
Vessel Make/Model: Columbia 45
Hailing Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Crew: James and Dody
About: James has been sailing for most of his life, starting with dinghy sailing around 8 years old. Dody is a loving 1st mate who hopes that James knows what he is doing.
Extra: "Ships are the nearest things to dreams that hands have ever made" - Robert N.Rose
21 October 2014 | Alberta, Canada
10 October 2014 | Alberta, Canada
10 March 2014 | lago Isabel on Karma 1
18 February 2014 | RAM Marina
15 February 2014 | RAM Marina
11 February 2014 | Rio dulce, Guatemala
07 February 2014 | RAM Marina
31 January 2014 | Guatemala
30 January 2014 | RAM marina
29 January 2014
29 January 2014 | RAM marina
22 December 2013 | Merida, mexico
04 December 2013 | Rio Dulce, Fronteras, Guatemals
02 December 2013 | Lago Izabal, Guatemala
27 November 2013 | Guatemala City
13 October 2013
09 October 2013 | RAM Boatyard, Rio Dulce...
07 October 2013 | Rio Dulce, Guatemala
06 October 2013 | Rio Dulce, Guatemala
05 October 2013 | Dartmouth
Recent Blog Posts
21 October 2014 | Alberta, Canada

Salty dreams...

I've got a case of salty dreams and wanderlust. I can hardly wait til we cut the dock lines and chase adventure on the sea! @ back to Karma soon !:)

10 October 2014 | Alberta, Canada

Autumn Update

It is Indian Summer, and we are in the process of closing up our home in the beautiful mountainous and plan for our annual migratory trek to be on S/V Karma. It's been an adventurous Summer vagabonding around, tending to the Orchard, visiting family and friends out East and enjoying the east coast. You can catch a ray of our journey as we prepare to travel down the Cali Seaboard to be back in Guatemala! let the journey begin! ~~

10 March 2014 | lago Isabel on Karma 1

journey forward

beautiful life...

18 February 2014 | RAM Marina



15 February 2014 | RAM Marina

OMG! Naranja!!!!

They painted the boot stripe!

11 February 2014 | Rio dulce, Guatemala

Strange tropical fruit make me happy!

There is no end to exotic fruit in tropical Guatemala. From one day to the next the selection changes.  The nice thing about Guatemala is that Each time I go to town I'm surprised by something new! The other nice thing is that it's so cheap! Although they have fruit you'll recognize such as mango, pineapple, [...]

The Adventure Continues

09 November 2012 | Dartmouth
Dody/ 4°C Overcast 100% humidity
A few of our friends have been asking if we have a blogger, and if so when do we plan on sharing it with them. Others have been asking basically how our sailing plans are going , where we've been, and if we are doing okay.

There has been a great deal of change in our lives recently. We've been busy enjoying the past 8 months or so tremendously. Time has passed so quickly, and since then we've been about as busy as we've ever been our lives. Now that the Autumn is here and things have mellowed out I've finally decided I was ready to start writing. You shall be reading passages from myself and from James.

I shall begin by saying that although this may be the second blog entry about our travel plans, the reality is that this is only the continuation of James -and-I's adventures together because our true adventure together began almost 5 year ago when we first met and it hasn't stopped since. From our very first date James discussed his dream of sailing with me.
This dream is now coming to fruition, we are now letting go of the past and looking forward to the journey ahead.

With his children now off on their own, he is now an empty nester and able to begin his dream! James sold his beautiful home on the lake in Waverly, and gave away or sold most of his worldly possessions. His dream of becoming happily homeless is now a reality come true.

James will go ahead now as planned without me to Guatemala, Lake Isabel, to be on “Karma” and get her ready for when I arrive in Sept 2013, which for me shall be a fairy-tail come true! In the meantime I shall visit him when I can and enjoy the last year here in Nova Scotia before I join him. He plans on travelling to Atillan to learn Spanish as well as hike and trek about perhaps to the various Mayan ruins which dot the beautiful countries of Central America.

We have been lucky to travel across the States in our “ Herkemer - Gerda/Rose”, which we call her. She is a much loved Hippy van that we purchased quite by chance in the Spring of 2010. We have painted her up with much artistic flair courtesy of a few family hands. She has brought us many endless miles of joy in adventureland! The Summer of 2011 we drove to Burning Man from Nova Scotia. This experience brought us closer as a couple and reaffirmed our desire to travel together. We have been fortunate to attend many festivals within Nova Scotia and the Eastern States of America. I may say I have loved all of our awe*mazing odyssey - every delightfully miraculous moment of it! We travel well together, we always have, and we now look forward to beginning a new life filled with many travel destinations the first begins in a few days.

We expect to hit the road firstly by flying into Vancouver to spend a few days with my sister, then take the ferry to Victoria to visit James' parents. We shall then drive with them from there through Seattle, Oregon and California to Arizona where I shall fly back to Nova Scotia and James shall continue on to begin his life long dream as a sailor!

Karma1's Photos - Main
Delivery voyage of Minoosh July 2013 Around Nova Scotia, up Saint John River.
46 Photos
Created 28 July 2013
The bees on Karma
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Created 25 March 2013
To explore cool places and hidden gems is one thing. To share it with another is something else.:)
34 Photos
Created 14 January 2013

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