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 Rio again

24 June 2010 | Rio Dulce, Guatemala
Out 10th time over the "Bar" (dead low, ripping tide) on Monday. Cleared in about 40 minutes after we anchored, then on our way up the river. We anchored just off of Mario's Marina for 2 days. Gary dove on the hull to scrape off some of the La Ceiba "growth", and noticed that our shaft was moving a little too much. Hmmm. We had a local boater (who is also an expert on this type of stuff) check it out, and yes, our cutless bearing is on its way out.

SOOO. We've got a cutless bearing ordered and on the way with one of our Rio friends, who will be returning from Texas (hopefully) sometime next week.

In the meantime, our 3 year old dinghy has sprouted so many leaks that we're having trouble keeping up with it! Gary put in a plywood floor and patched what he could. 2 days ago, we were headed for town when the transom separated and we almost lost the motor. Not good. Shows what can happen when rubber, glue, salt, heat and tropical sun get put together.

For the time being, until our parts come in, we'll be anchored in "Shell Bay." Once we get the boat hauled, fixed and bottomized, we'll be able to traipse to and fro on the beautiful Rio!
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