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, [...]

A short story..(retold)

09 December 2012 | Anywhere you want it to be...
James/Story time weather
Long ago, in the days of sailing ships, a seagoing Captain, plying the North Atlantic, was having troubles finding crews. Rough weather was frequent, and many sailors preferred to find work elsewhere in more peaceful warmer waters, dreading the cold water and constant terrible storms of the north oceans.
The Captain stood into port where he looked for crew, but found few willing to join him. He finally found a man willing to work for him, but was concerned about his choice. The man looked too small and thin to be a sailor. The Captain looked at the old and small man and asked "Are you a good sailor? Can you sail in storms?"
"I can sleep when the wind blows," said the little man. That was all he said.
Puzzled by this answer, the Captain decided to hired the man, as he was desperate and needed the hand.
During the calm sailing, the little man worked well about the boat, tending lines and canvas, and taking watches in turns with the Captain.
But one night, the Captain was taking watch on deck, and the crew were sleeping in their hammocks below. As the winds picked up and started to howl through the rigging, the Captain raced below, clutching a lantern and yelling to rouse the crew.
He found the little man sleeping in his hammock and yelled at him, ‘Get moving! A storm is coming! Tie things down and prepare for the winds!’
The little man shifted in his hammock and said firmly, ‘No sir, told you, I can sleep when the wind blows.’
Frustrated, the Captain resolved to land the little man at the next opportunity and he hurried outside to prepare for the storm. To his amazement, he discovered that all of the hatches had been covered with canvas and sealed tight. The canvas sails were reefed in to keep them from blowing out. Everything was tied down and readied for a stormy night. Nothing could blow away.
The Captain then understood what his crew had meant, so he stood his watch, while the wind blew.
Moral: When you’re prepared spiritually, mentally and physically, you have nothing to fear. Can you sleep when the wind blows through your life?

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