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.
Comments
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
Lorelei's Photos - Main
No Photos
Created 26 August 2010
Lorelei's make-over in Guatemala
No Photos
Created 16 July 2010
Honduras 3rd time there!
27 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 7 May 2010
16 Photos
Created 21 April 2010
13 Photos
Created 20 April 2010
Beautiful town of Puerto Morelos
7 Photos
Created 11 April 2010
68 Photos
Created 17 February 2010
Pictures from our travels back to the Bay Islands, Honduras
30 Photos
Created 24 December 2009
Rune Torkildsen, February 16, 1957 - December 11, 2009
15 Photos
Created 13 December 2009
Rio Dulce, Guatemala
11 Photos
Created 6 December 2009
Rio Oscuro, Lago Izabal Guatemala
33 Photos
Created 3 December 2009
Denny's Beach fishing expedition
31 Photos
Created 10 November 2009
Labo Izabal, Guatemala
20 Photos
Created 8 November 2009
Travels through El Golfete, the Gorge and Livingston
94 Photos
Created 28 October 2009
Rio Dulce and other locations, Guatemala, S.A.
120 Photos
Created 14 October 2009
Island of Roatan, Honduras (Bay Islands)
55 Photos
Created 4 October 2009
On our way north to Guatemala
44 Photos
Created 2 October 2009
Bocas del Toro, Panama (3 months!)
59 Photos
Created 28 September 2009
Montego Bay, Jamaica (fuel stop)
30 Photos
Created 28 September 2009
Our month in Luperon, Dominican Republic
18 Photos
Created 28 September 2009
Out and about in the Bahamas
24 Photos
Created 26 September 2009
Departure of S/V Lorelei in its Caribbean and Central American voyage
6 Photos
Created 26 September 2009

Lorelei

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