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, [...]

More boat work.

27 November 2012 | Rio Dulce, Guatemala
James/Fair, with patches of clouds.
The last two days have been filled with lots of boat work.

I pulled the covers off both of the fresh water tanks, and discovered that although they were reasonably clean, with only a few spots of slime on the sides, but there was about 5 cm of fine mud settled on the bottom of the tank. Built up over the years, and likely harmless, it still seemed like a good idea to clean them well and get that stuff out of there.

Of course, in the process of doing this, I discover that my selection of tools is severely limited. Having forgotten my multi-tool in my pack during my journey down, and donating it to the nice TSA folks in Dallas (actually they were nice...not like Houston-hell), I need tools. Trip to Fronteras to find tools...

Back to the boat, scrubbing and cleaning the fresh water tanks takes a lot longer than I thought. And in the process of checking and cleaning the tank, I figure I will dismantle the fresh water pump. Bad news there. The seals and pump rubber are badly beaten up, and will need to be replaced. Wonder if I can find parts here in Rio?

At the end of the day, I have shiny fresh water tanks, and a miserable fresh water pump hanging on to life on threads of rubber.

I celebrate by accepting an invitation to "all you can eat" tacos at one of the other marinas.

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