23 January 2014 | Richmond BC / Miami
We have move!
06 July 2014
Unfortunately I was unable to add multiple pictures so have moved the blog to a different site.
you can follow My Love and Crew at mylovesailing.blogspot.com
Sorry for the inconvience.
In The Rio Dulce
04 June 2014
Sorry for the lack of communication. This has occurred for several reasons. Bad internet availability , just plain busy, and a little procrastination! I am having difficulties posting more than one picture at a time.
We left Cuba sailed to Isla mujeres Mexico ( 33 hrs for 100 miles) We have found out we did well. The Gulf Stream current was a challenge, some find themselves taking up to 3 days to get across.
Then Cozumel Chinchorro Banks, Mexico, San Pedro Belize, Plancia Belize, Punta Gorda Belize, Livingston Guatemala then Rio Dulce Guatemala.
We depart tomorrow , Fri Jun 6 fly home. I promise I will do a write up with pictures of this absolutely fabulous adventure. I am taking Mike home kicking and crying.
10 May 2014
Unfortunately I will not be able to add pictures until we are in Mexico as the internet is too slow.
We departed Miami on Apr 26 heading down the ICW with waters 5-8 feet. Good thing we own a cat.
We arrived in Cuba Apr 30.
Cuba is a country of contrasts. From its white sandy beaches to its mountains with lots of lush agricultural grounds in between.
There seems to be the pre Revelution and Post. The houses and buildings are either ruins or beautiful colonial towns.
The revelution was to create a system of equalness to all but as in all countries there are those that work hard and those that choose sometimes to take the handouts. Sure there are those that need a helping hand but there are many that find it easier to have a hand out.
The transportation is either by walking, hitchhiking, horse and carriage, old vehicles to the extreme of fancy new cars.
The people are friendly and generous and excited about their futures.
Education, health care and the basic necessities of food are supplied for free. The literacy rate pre was only 26% now has reached 92%. Everyone has a right to free universities or trade schools and so they have created many doctors that do exchanges to other countries to help.
Since Raoul took over things are slowly changing and they see hope with fairness. We will all have to wait and see.
This is very short but internet service is sparce and costly.
I hope to catch up with pictures and blog in 2 weeks when we will be in Mexico
Always Work Before Play
24 April 2014
We have been feverishly getting the boat ready to sail her towards her new temporary home Rio Dulce Guatemala. There she will be safe from any hurricanes that may decide to visit the Caribbean region.
The new head (toilet) has been replaced, new solar panel, new wind generator, water maker unpickeled, freezer running, new dinghy, new bridle ( ours got destroyed with the winds here), charting systems ready to go, SSB/Pactor up and running so we can receive our weather reports and have our communications, engines checked, provisioning done, picking up the last of the crew today, customs for clearance papers tomorrow and finally giving Mikes truck a final hug. SOOOOOO
we are ready; the plans are to drop the mooring line Saturday and begin the trek towards Cuba.
Im having problems figuring out how to add more than one picture so have patience.
The Time Has Come.... Our Boat Awaits
16 April 2014 | Miami
With Map in hand we began our adventure driving 8 long days. We passed through Washington, Oregon! California, Nevada , Arizona, New Mexico , Texas, Louisiana , Alabama, Georgia and finally Florida.
Truck and Crew stayed happy!
18 March 2014 | Nanaimo
Our life in boxes. Miami bound .