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, [...]

lago Izabal

31 January 2014 | Guatemala
Dody/ gray overcast - no rain
Lake Izabal is the largest freshwater lake in Guatemala.The lake is ringed by tropics rainforest and is home to a huge variety of flora and fauna and of course the maya/Guatemalan people who live along the river.

This river is our "highway", and if you need to get anywhere you have to hop into your dingy or small launch and cruise where you need to go. From our temporary home at the moment, that being Ram marina you step out onto the dock to view the wide lake in its vastness.There are many boats docked at the Ram marina, a small store, a gas station for the boats, restaurants and another marina just across the bay.

On the shores of lago Izabal is Casa Guatemala where we motor to on a regular basis and get our meats and cheese and support the local orphanage by doing so. At the entrance to Lago de Izabal, 2 km upstream, is the old Spanish fort of Castillo de San Felipe. The fortification was first built in 1643 to defend the coast against attacks from pirates. Between Río Dulce and El Estor is Finca El Paraíso, a hot water falls with waters that plunge into a cool-water pool below.

El Estore is one of the most beautiful vistas in Guatemala. It is strung along the northwest shore of Lago de Izabal, backed by the Santa Cruz mountain range and facing the Sierra de las Minas.

There are many undescovered places to visit along the river just waiting for us to explore. One of them being the Bocas del Polochic Wildlife Reserve is a 23 protected area on the western shores of the lake. Im excited to hopefully see howler monkeys, many bird species, iguanas, turtles and the hopeful chance of sighting crocodiles and manatees !

Our boat is our main means of transportstion, and come to think of it not being able to drive a car for 6 months has its advantages! The rio dulce is a beautiful place to live with its warm delicious breeze, gorgeous sunsets and sunrises, culture,food and many wonderful friends in the boating community!
It's captures our hearts !

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