Lorelei on the seas

16 July 2010 | RAM Marina, El Relleno, Guatemala
24 June 2010 | Rio Dulce, Guatemala
06 May 2010 | La Ceiba, Honduras
20 April 2010 | San Pedro, Ambergris Cay
10 April 2010 | Quintana Roo, Mexico
17 February 2010 | Isla Mujeres
06 February 2010 | La Ceiba, Honduras
24 December 2009 | Roatan, Honduras
13 December 2009 | Rio Dulce, Guatemala
09 November 2009 | Guatemala
04 November 2009 | Livingston, Guatemala
16 October 2009 | Lago Izabal, Guatemala
26 September 2009 | Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Made it over the "bar"

04 November 2009 | Livingston, Guatemala
Patty/Cloudy with rain
We motored down the Golfete and through the Gorge to anchor in Livingston on 10/28/2009, then went across the infamous "bar", right after mean low of .65 without bumping! Anchored over by Cabos tres Puntas for the night, sailed around and found a pristine reef to snorkel, caught a sailfish (let him go). Our second night at anchor in Cabos tres Puntas produced a wicked thunderstorm. Wind and chop broke our anchor keeper, the chain rode chewed up the bow roller, and our dinghy lock cable (motorcycle cable) broke, so it got a little hairy at 3 a.m.

Motored back over the bar into Livingston (again at mean low!) without bumping, did some sightseeing and provisioning, then went back outside toward the Seven Altars and anchored there. Weather was perfect until...Gary thought the "late afternoon breeze" would subside with sundown, but it got progressively stronger, coupled with about a 3 knot current. Once again, pulled anchor and motor/sailed across the bay to shelter at Cabos tres Puntas. Once again, treated to an impressive thunderstorm (at least our water tank is full!) The next morning, we puttered in and crossed the bar (this time on a rising tide). The real trick is to watch how the locals do it, but I guess our 5'4" draft doesn't hurt either.

More adventures to come - we have to go back out and look for our companion's big plough anchor (he used a swivel and it broke). Plus we need more conch! We're sitting at anchor near our old marina (RAM), fixing, tidying and provisioning until our next foray.
Vessel Name: Lorelei
Vessel Make/Model: 1979 Endeavour 43' Ketch
Hailing Port: Cape Canaveral, Florida
Crew: Gary B. Waid and Patricia S. Harmon-Waid
About: Gary B. Waid - Captain Patricia S. Harmon-Waid - 1st Mate
Extra: Pearl the beautiful princess and Bodee the wonderdog as our crew


Who: Gary B. Waid and Patricia S. Harmon-Waid
Port: Cape Canaveral, Florida