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, [...]

Boat Maintenance...ugh!

15 January 2013 | Rio Dulce, Guatemala
James/Sunny and Nice!
Today was supposed to be a relax day. I have a little bit of heat rash and travelling in crowded minibuses aggravates it. Yesterdays excursion to Morales was a little crowded at times, and so we figured that we would take a break today.

(ok, in hindsight, perhaps not everyone wants to read about this kind of stuff, but there is a dedicated following of boat maintenance people out there, and this kind of stuff is riveting to us, so if you aren't into boat gunk, skip this chapter...besides, in six months I can go back and remember what I did)

However...the septic tank is still emitting a slight odour, and this morning Karma gave me a little bite on the shin (bumped my knee on the doorway, drawing blood) to remind me to fix the couple of things that were bugging her to get fixed, particularly her underbits (ie: the bilge)

The old strap to pull the trash pump together snapped the other day when I took it apart, so I have kludged together a temporary fix to keep it intact for now.

I used a stainless steel hose clamp, which fit around the broken flange nicely. Tightened to a snug fit, and presto, done. Easy except for the messy sewage treatment compartment, which got a good bleach and clean as well.

I also glued some loose woodwork, and fixed the step that I broke in my rush leaving for Cancun.

Ok, so now back to relaxing with a gin and tonic. "Necesito una bolsa de hielo, por favor..."
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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