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, [...]

Deck Cleaning Day

28 December 2012 | Rio Dulce, Guatemala
James/Sunny and Hot!
I started today with a big heaping plate of fruit, bacon, more fruit, eggs and coffee. For $7.00, I figure I can treat myself once in a while. Heck, in Canada, a trip to Starbucks would be half that anyway. And infinite bacon, hell yeah!

D and K were at a table already, so we had a short chat about the local 1%'ers. Over the last couple of days, there have been some helicopters, private jets and some big motor boats active in the area. Kevin mentioned that some successful Guatemalans like to come down to the Rio at times. I suppose if I could afford a private jet, I'd skip the 5 hour bus ride too.

Today is deck cleaning. I hadn't really gotten around to it until now, being more interested in fuel systems, electronics, and engines, but given the good relationship that Karma and I are enjoying, I thought it might be time that we attended to her looks.

C, one of the sons of the yard guys, was helping me. I should probably give him most of the credit, as he works 3 times as hard as I can. Man, he doesn't stop. The sun kicks my butt, but I guess he is used to it. He's probably 17 and is keen.

Anyway, it is nice to see the shades of algae green leaving Karma. She brightens up nicely. We've almost gotten the top deck done, and then we'll work on the side and waterline of the hull. If we have time, we'll break out the wax polish and really give her a shine.

She seems to enjoy the cleaning, at least she hasn't taken any blood from me yet today.

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