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, [...]


27 November 2013 | Guatemala City
Word of the day is Zapatos.  Shoes in english.  Zapatos seems to be an icon of affluence, i suppose.  And we seem to be surrounded by zapatos stores.

Less than 24 hours in Guatemala.  I've has been showing D the shopping in Guatemala City.  I wanted to show her the shopping options in case we needed anything on the boat,  Walmart, pricemart, cute little boutique shops and now a major mall called Miraflores.  This mall is huge and as affluent as any i've seen in North America.

We're in a McCafe (McDonalds coffee shop) drinking lovely cappacino and eating tiramisu.  Very upscale.

This Guatemala is a country of huge differences.  To get to this Zone 11 shopping mall, we drove through some ramshackle neighborhoods.  And avoided the really poor ones.  But here in this mall, we could be sitting in Phoenix, San Fran, or Calgary.  Of course, there is the subtle reminders of central america; armed guards, gated communities, chicken buses roaring on the street outside, and little old mayan  women in their native clothes walking beside latin girls in Prada.

It's pleasant.  Everyone seems pretty happy, even the shoe shine boys were giggling and kidding each other as they shined D's zapatos this morning.  I dont think they get to shine the shoes of too many long legged blondes.

I'm growing to love Guatemala more and more.  Customs, immigrations and travel is much easier now and it's not so crazy as before.

D has left me in the coffee shop while she goes crazy over shoe choices.  She only wants a cheap pair of flipflops for the boat, but this mall has a lot of Zapatos to look at!


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