|Vessel Name:||Panta Rhei|
|Vessel Make/Model:||50 ' Homebuilt Custom Catamaran|
|Hailing Port:||Halifax, Canada|
|Crew:||Allan & Brenda|
|Extra:||The Boat Name : Heraclitus of Ephesus said, "No man ever steps in the same river twice," which Plato paraphrased as, "panta rhei" - everything flows.|
Awake in the wee hours when the front passed through with a 180 degree wind shift and much stronger winds than predicted. The dance around the anchor was a bit unnerving and we watched one boat haul anchor and move to the other side of the anchorage. Everyone else stayed in place. Today's sail [...]
Caye Caulker is turning out to be a good place to regain back health. The anchorage is well sheltered from the prevailing winds, the village has ice cream, fresh produce and sufficient diversions to entertain. We are resting, doing back exercises and walking daily. Keeping an eye on the weather as always to see if we will work our way up the Yucatan or try to head straight over to the south coast of Cuba.
The extra day at anchor helped to settle the captain's back. Today we had another short pleasant sail - 20 nm in east winds 14-18 knots gusting to 22. We sifted along at about 6 knots with the best speed of the day 8.9 knots. I put in a reef for practice before we went through Porto Stucko which is a shallow pass between two islands that has earned its name. We met two tugs in the pass so I was happy to have the reef in. We are now anchored at Caye Caulker and will remain here for a couple of days before moving up to San Pedro where we will clear out for Mexico. We may have a weather window early next week.