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

Back in the Bay Islands

24 December 2009 | Roatan, Honduras
We departed Livingston, Guatemala, on December 17, 2009, exactly one year after casting off our lines from Titusville Municipal Marina, Florida. Another successful crossing of the dreaded "bar" (without incident!!!!), and anchored 10 miles out behind Cabos Tres Puntas. The weather blew up and we spent a very rough night corking at anchor. The old windlass gasped and died, Gary could not pull the chain. Next morning, Gary and our passenger, Phil, got the anchor up and we motored to Hospital Bight, which offered protection from the surge. Spent the night there, along with another sailboat, and took off for the Bay Islands the next day.

Made it into Utila on Sunday, but we couldn't clear in (offices closed), so we were at anchor and our passenger was still aboard. Spent a rough few nights anchored in East Harbour, which is not protected from the South. So guess where the winds came from for the next 2 days????? We have never dragged our anchor before, but here we did. The holding is not great - you have to search for good spots of sand.

Pulled anchor Wednesday, the 23rd (Gary's 60th birthday!!!) and made it to Roatan in about 4 1/2 hours motoring. We're at Barefoot Cay Marina, nestled nice and snug at their U-shaped dock, out of the wind and waves.

Got a local electrician working on the windlass motor - says he had to replace all the bearings and rewind the rotor. Replacement parts are no longer available, so we're lucky to have gotten this done. We'll know in a bit if it works (was supposed to be here after 10am - it's 12:30 now.) Island time, folks - just relax
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


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