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 to Mexico

17 February 2010 | Isla Mujeres
Patty/Breezy and cool
We left the security, warmth and comfort of Lagoon Marina, La Ceiba Honduras, on Saturday (13 February 2010). The mouth of La Ceiba harbor was a toughie - breaking waves and strong current through a relatively small channel. But our fearless captain and crew had faith, and we finally were clear of the jetties.

Our goal was Isla Mujeres. The wind and waves caused us to tack 4 times just to clear Utila. We could have stopped, but would have been stuck in East Harbour for days. Onward!

Once we got past the Bay Islands, we could head off the wind a bit, and put up all of our sails. We caught the current and ended up having to slow the boat down (autopilot couldn't keep up). We had some gorgeous sailing, and approaching Cozumel, Gary caught 2 Albacore. We explored the possibility of berthing in Cozumel, but there was no room, and the anchorage unprotected against the approaching cold front, so on we went.

The weather didn't turn bad until we were in the narrow approach between the mainland and lower reefs. During this time, we saw winds in excess of 40 knots and shortened seas of 6-8'. The water broke over our bow, drenching the cockpit (we have very high freeboard) and we both had to man the wheel. Navigation was by radar and GPS, and we finally made it into Isla Mujeres and dropped anchor at 9:30pm. We now understand why so many single handers like the chart plotters!

Lorelei is berthed at Marina Paraiso for the next month. More updates and pictures as they come.
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