Karma

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

Splash!

Whew!

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, [...]

On the road again...

11 December 2012 | Antigua, Guatemala
James/Fair, with patches of clouds.
After spending two weeks on the river getting used to living onboard a boat for a living, I started to get the urge to explore a little.

So, when I heard that R&D (my boat neighbours) were planning on heading up to Guatemala City, I figured that I would join them for the private minivan ride up, and then taxi to Antigua.

It turned out to be my most expensive journey yet, although in default world dollars not all that much for 6 hours of travel.

We left Rio Dulce around 8:00 and were at the Holiday Inn in GC by 1:30, including stopping for snacks and lunch. Easy trip for Q400. The taxi from GC to Antigua was another Q300, and I arrived at the door of my Hostel by 3:30.

I wandered the streets of Antigua to get my bearings and do a scout. Very nice quaint colonial city, with tons of ruined churches (knocked down by earthquakes or "acts of god"?). Lots of touristas, not used to seeing that after the sparse tourism of Fronteras. It kind of reminded me of a Guatemalan version of Banff, with a variety of high and low end tourist spots.

My room-mates in the Hostel were two Aussie guys. Young guys looking for fun, they had heard about a nacho plate that was massive. I hadn't eaten yet, so we all headed over to the restaurant and ordered a plate each.

The nacho plates were massive! Like turkey platters with enough nachos to feed a rugby team. Heaped with toppings and more guacamole than I have ever seen in one place. One of the Aussies did a credit to his country and finished all of his. I managed to eat about half mine, and shared the rest with other people who had joined us. A german guy who joined us(who shall remain nameless) was an awesome instigator of mischief. Beer flowed, and somehow the suggestion (I might have made it) was that the last Aussie would have to wear the remaining portion if he did not eat it.

Of course, he couldn't finish. So this suggestion somehow snowballed into all of us needing to symbolically wear the nachos in penance for our failure to finish them. So, small packets of nachos were placed on each persons body. It made a lot more sense at the time.

But suddenly, about 7 lovely latin girls arrived at the table and were very interested in meeting us. We think it might have been the attractive nature of the nachos, but it may have been a coincidence. They wanted to go dancing and were obviously looking for guys who had no dancing experience whatsoever.

So, late in the night, we were salsa dancing. I scarcely remembered my basic two steps from dance lessons Dody and I took three years ago, but my Aussie mates looked like they were more comfortable in a scrum. The girls, of course, had hips with swivels and were very fun to watch.

So ended a fun night. It was good to get out and have some fun, but I plan on having the next few nights as quiet ones.
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Karma1's Photos - Main
Delivery voyage of Minoosh July 2013 Around Nova Scotia, up Saint John River.
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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.:)
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Created 14 January 2013

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