La Aventura with Patti & James

06 July 2018 | Faial Island –Atlantic Portugal
24 June 2018 | National Holiday day in Faial
22 June 2018 | afternoon whale watching boat trip
20 June 2018 | an enjoyable day trip to another island.
19 June 2018 | Fabulous Faial. – Azorean Island
18 June 2018 | Faial Island – Horta Harbour - Mid Atlantic
29 May 2018 | Mid Atlantic - in the middle of nowhere
26 May 2018 | the cruising yachtsman’s haven
25 May 2018 | party day in Hamilton
10 May 2018 | Vero Beach/Ft Pierce –road trip to Jacksonville.
12 April 2018 | Vibeke onboard
17 March 2018 | lovely to return to Belize and Mexico and meet up with sailing friends along the way
24 January 2018 | I have become so interested in Guatemala textiles
17 January 2018 | So great to catchup with so many friends and our families
01 November 2017 | what a wonderful Guatemalan fiesta to experience
29 October 2017 | Volcanic crater
28 October 2017 | Antiqua - Guatemala

GUYANA - SUMMARY

30 November 2012 | A VERY ENJOYABLE TRIP
IMAGE – the river scene at Parika
On Saturday 1st December we made an 8 mile journey on the rising tide further up the river to spend the weekend anchored off the Baganara resort – but sadly the showery and overcast weather had set-in. We anchored just off the resort, and when the tide had turned and we were sure we were well anchored we make the short dingy ride over to the resort. We met with the Manager Kirk, and a quick drink and a chat and a look around the beautiful resort. This resort has its own airstrip – but sadly we were under time constraints and therefore were not able to adventure into the interior to see the Kaieteur Falls – highest single drop waterfall in the world and 5 times taller that Niagara Falls, or do a tour or visit any of the other inland eco-tourist areas in the high land regions and savannahs which are slowly being opened up with tourist facilities. We were told that there is risk of Malaria is a problem for people on inland travel. On Sunday 2nd, even though it was an overcast and cloudy day, we were able to set back and enjoy this special river panorama. We were able to make the most of the resorts internet access to update the blog, get some podcasts and make some Skype calls.
As Bartica is the only port-of-entry for yachts, and its 60 miles motoring from the entrance we were so thankfully we had the cheap Trinidad fuel in our tanks – otherwise this would be a lot of expensive motoring –with no sailing possible. Early on Monday 3rd we anchored off Bartica to go ashore to check out (another $US12), buy some of the excellent fresh fruit and vegetables from the market and spend our last Guyana dollars on $US1.00 per litre diesel. We motored on down the river for the day with the tide to Parika, where we anchored for our final night. Again, waiting for the tide we started our passage north to Barbados at 9am on Tuesday 4th December.

All in all we probably would never have sailed to Guyana if there had been no family connection – but we were really pleased that we did. Currently there is a small and growing tourism industry, and we were pleased we came before it is too over commercialised. It is a big, beautiful country. The name Guyana is an Amerindian word meaning land of many waters, and yes the rivers were splendid.

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Vessel Name: La Aventura
Crew: James & Patti

Who: James & Patti