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, [...]

Adventures in Shopping – Rio Dulce, Guatemala

04 December 2013 | Rio Dulce, Fronteras, Guatemals

Shopping is always an adventure here in the tiny town of Fronteras. There is only one paved street & traffic is horrendous, semis, busses, motorscooters, pedestrians, bicycles, cars, trucks, unbelievable. There are no sidewalks and to get to another store, you sort of scoot down the edge of the street between the traffic & the vendor stalls. I prefer to go into town with James, as hes saved me from being squashed a few times when I've forgotten to walk behind him rather than next to him! Today i went to town with little J, the other half of the J's that run the Vista Rio where we are stayingfor awhile til Karma is ready. I follow, hugging the side of the road, slipping a little, and thankful I have my flat closed toe shoes on. Everything moves very quickly here and in a blink of an eye you can easily miss a store as they all bank on top of each other. THere are people selling baskets full of avocado, open veggie stands, women with their grills selling pollo ( chicken) with rice and mixed veggies. Stores with many Zapatos ( shoes), a mish mash of small stores with their wares hanging out to entice you in, and all the while they are calling for you.. enter.. come buy.. see what I have.
I scoot into the small, narrow stationary store in search of carbon paper. I buy two sheets for 10 quetsals, that would be 1.25. We head back out into the swarms of people to make our way to the BAM bank. I head indoors, wating or J, the A/C feels wonderful after the heat and thick air in search of the second hand store everyonen has been telling me about. I find it,. Sadly it was just closing for restocking, I'll be back tomorrow! Where else can you find little skirts and tops for less than 10 Q! My adventure ends with J advising me of the best place to buy fresh avocado, from a boy who has a huge basket, 3 for 10 Q. We head back in hopes that the grilled chicken place is open. This tiny place is well known as the best chiken on town, split and done in an open fire. I am not familliar with the currency nor the way of dealing with then yet, and I of course changed my mind and got whole instead of half! I've gotto learn the lingo! We head back to the Rio, lunch will be avocado, tomato with lime. James will be happy to know I am confidant now that after this excursion I'l be able totown, perhaps on my own tomorrow!!

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