Madcap Sailing

31 December 2018 | Gold River Marina, Nova Scotia, Canada
06 August 2018 | Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
26 May 2018 | Gold River Marina, Gold River, NS
18 May 2018 | Gold River Marina, Gold River, NS
24 March 2018 | boat in Gold River, NS and crew in Halifax
22 May 2017 | Whittaker Creek, Oriental, NC
15 May 2017 | Boat in Oriental, crew in New Orleans and Nova Scotia
26 April 2017 | Oriental, NC
26 April 2017 | Oriental, NC
20 April 2017 | Ocean Isle Marina, Ocean Beach, NC at Mile 335.6
17 April 2017 | Dewees Creek, near Charleston, NC
14 April 2017 | St Simons Island
12 April 2017 | Fernandina Beach, FL
11 April 2017 | St Augustine, FL
07 April 2017 | Vero Beach, Florida
03 April 2017 | Ft Pierce, FL
30 March 2017 | Ft Pierce, Florida

Over the Bar in the Morning

20 January 2014 | Cayo Quemado, Rio Dulce, Guatemala
Beth / rainy season again
We had a fine trip via Hedman Alas bus to Copan, Honduras. Alex paid his first fee to a border official in order to "fix" a problem. (More later on that.) We all visited Macaw Mountain - what gorgeous birds! Jim had an attack of gout and stayed in the hammock while Alex and I toured the site. We managed a good connection back to the Rio via shuttle from Copan and Fuente del Norte at Rio Hondo. On Tuesday we introduced Alex to the dwindling crowd of cruisers at Tortugal, shopped in the rain along the wild streets of Rio Dulce,and took the collective downriver on Wednesday sans rain thank goodness.
We've been enjoying the "neighbourhood" and visiting friends for the last few days, and finally got off the dock today. We've had really low temps and lots of drizzle lately, but maybe it will pick up now for Alex's last few days. We are at anchor in Buenavista bay and will head for Livingston at first light tomorrow. The late morning tide looks high enough to carry us nicely over the bar and we should be able to make Roatan. Our initial plan was to head up to Belize but the wind this week indicates Roatan, Honduras as a better destination. Unfortunately it won't be one of those lovely starlit night passages under sail but we should be able to get there mid day Wednesday.
Much more to tell you about our comings and goings, but it will have to wait till we find a better internet connection - and I have time to write instead of enjoying the company of our son!!
Fingers crossed - next report from Roatan where Alex will have a couple of days of fun in the water before catching a flight on Friday to Guatemala City and on his way back to Canada on Saturday.
Vessel Name: Madcap
Vessel Make/Model: Bayfield 36
Hailing Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Crew: James D Bissell (Jim) and Elizabeth Lusby (Beth)
About: Beth and Jim have spent several winters sailing southern waters on s/v Madcap. They love Halifax in the summer, but loved to spend the winters exploring warmer places - the Bahamas, Cuba, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras.
The Madcap crew left Ottawa in 2007 to go sailing in the Bahamas. After a highly successful year, they returned to Canada, settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and in the fall of 2009 they left to do it again! Journey #3 (2010/11) took them back to the Bahamas and then on to Cuba for several weeks [...]
Madcap's Photos - Mad Cap Sailing (Main)
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our Oct/Nov 2013 trip to New Zealand
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trip to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park (via Las Vegas)
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