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, [...]

Travel to Lago Atitlan

14 December 2012 | Lago Atitlan, Guatemala
James/Sunny and Nice!
It was time to leave Antigua. Lovely time there, but it was good to move on.

I hopped on the shuttle bus from Antigua to San Pedro, Atitlan. A good trip of about 5 hours, mostly slow due to construction, but the driver sure made up time on the highway! My travel mates were Israeli, German, Nordic, and quiet English. Nobody seemed to want to chat, so it was a quiet ride all the way.

The drive into Lago Atitlan is spectacular! Down a winding road, probably dropping 1000 metres down, with switchbacks that alternate great views of the lake and volcanoes, with steep sides of hills rushing right past your window.

However, arriving in San Pedro was crazy. When the minibus stopped, about 20 tourist touts all swarmed us. Shouting through the windows, I felt like I was in a riot. Not a welcoming environment.

I wanted to get the heck out of there. Two guys in fancy vests and official looking tags offered to help. "We work for the city" they said, "Guatemala tourist agency...see?"

Usually, when I arrive in a strange environment, my plan is to sit down and settle, then do a recon, and find out what I need to do. Sadly, I was frazzled, and wanted to get out of the chaos.

They arrange to get me on a boat to the hostel I am supposed to stay at. For Q50 they will look after me. I get on the taxi boat and head to the hostel. When I get there, I realize that I have been taught a good $3.79 lesson. The normal cost is Q20. They got me with the fancy vests!

Oh well, best travel lesson is to stop and figure things out, rather than trying to rush into something.

The hostel (La Iguana Perdida) however, is amazing. Tranquil, pleasant, and welcoming.

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