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, [...]

Excited to be here!

24 November 2012 | Rio Dulce, Guatemala
James/Sunny and Nice!
I'm excited! Happy to be here and on the boat.

Karma One is musty and looking a little green. Apparently, the Dockmaster left in July, returning to the US. That meant that the regular washing and airing that I had arranged with him wasn't getting done. So four months of being closed up in the tropics has had some effect.

Living comes first, though and I need to get money, groceries and do some scouting.

So, I hop on Sledgehammer, head into Fronteras, and plan on getting stuff done. My bank debit card doesn't work here for some reason, but fortunately my credit card does. The ATM's offer their own spanish lessons, and it takes a try or two to get my cash.

A little about Fronteras. Imagine a small North American town, with a single lane highway going through it, shops on either side, and sidewalks. Ok, now take out the sidewalks and replace them with front stalls stacked with produce, agricultural goods, plastic stuff and the like. Add people walking on the main road to get around. Then add traffic to the main road; motorcycles, tuk tuks, bicycles, minivans, SUV's, and finally huge semi trucks all weaving through each other competing for space on the main road.

Fronteras is this amazing fusion of water, highway, agricultural, shops, fishing, all blending into a cacaphony of choreographed chaos. It takes a little getting used to.

Mission accomplished; cash, groceries, return to Karma, and relax.

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