06 December 2011 | Guatemala, Semuc Champey
05 December 2011 | Guatemala- Fronteras to Lanquin
25 November 2011 | Guatemala, Rio Dulce
14 November 2011 | Guatemala, Rio Dulce
05 November 2011 | Guatemala, Rio Dulce
30 October 2011 | Guatemala, Rio Dulce
17 October 2011 | Guatemala, Rio Dulce
08 October 2011 | Guatemala, Rio Dulce
05 October 2011 | Guatemala, Near El Estor on Lake Isabal
15 September 2011 | Guatemala, Rio Dulce
01 September 2011 | USA, FL to Guatemala, Guate City
20 July 2011 | Guatemala- Fronteras to Guate City
17 July 2011 | Guatemala, Rio Dulce
04 July 2011 | Guatemala, Rio Dulce
25 June 2011 | Guatemala- Texan Bay to Fronteras
23 June 2011 | Honduras, Cabo Tres Puntas to Guatemala, Texan Bay
22 June 2011 | Belize, Placencia Lagoon to Honduras, Cabo Tres Puntas
17 June 2011 | Belize- Placencia Cay to Placencia Lagoon
16 June 2011 | Belize- Middle Long Cay to Placencia
15 June 2011 | Belize- Cay Caulker to Middle Long Cay
Friday- Ocracoke, is it a Vegetable?
10 August 2012 | USA; NC, Oriental to Ocracoke
Mostly cloudy, warm, moderate to fresh breeze, variable
Passed through a few rainstorms, one with lightning very near, but mostly had a nice albeit wet sail. The new props continue to please and we almost motored ahead of one squall, doing 9.8 with 3000rpm. Ocracoke is the only outer banks barrier island that is not accessible by vehicle so it has kept much of it´s beach town style. Our son thought the name sounded like a vegetable, I think he´s right but it also must be good for you. Lots of rain during our stay here, remnants of tropical storm Ernesto. But Saturday we did get a chance to wander through town and check out the shops and Sunday John put on some fuel via several trips to shore with the jury jugs as the fuel dock was too short for us to belly up to.
Wednesday- 3rd Time Seems to be a Charm
08 August 2012 | USA; NC, Jarrett Bay to Oriental
Total cloud cover, warm, no wind
Ended up replacing a shaft that had been put in new in Guatemala 8 months ago, maybe bent slightly during installation, and new props. Went from Max props to Gori brand and a new pitch. Great power and no vibration, yeah! Also, had some wood panels done for the interior steering station and some wood patch done on the net rail for the tramp. All in all a successful haul but as usual longer than expected. Out of dry dock and onto to Oriental, NC. Just after leaving the yard ww had to pas under our first non-opening 65´high bridge, the captain was very nervous as we are near as we can figure 64´-6¨ with the windex! But it was low tide and all was good, not even a clicking from the antennas bending underneath. Oriental, NC is a very friendly town, everyone tried to be as helpful as possible making it a great stop. We did however elect to pull up to the dock because the anchorage wsa quite crowded so the expense kept our stay brief. Had lunch at M&M´s cafe, a local´s favorite and very good. Took our second day of stay to go grocery shopping and do laundry, the usual chores.
Monday- 3rd Haul in 12 Months!
23 July 2012 | USA; NC, Beaufort to Jarrett Bay Boat Yard
Mostly sunny, very warm, light, ENE
Moved up to the boat yard to get the vibration and power issues dealt with once and for all hopefully. This has been a nagging problem since we bought the boat and now with the strong currents in tight channels it has become a safety issue. The boat architect seems to think it´s the brand of propeller currently installed and has made some alternate recommendations so we´ll see.
Wednesday- Arrive Beaufort, NC
18 July 2012 | USA; SC, Charleston to NC, Beaufort
Mostly sunny, very warm, light, ENE
Found an anchor spot in the crowded harbor after entering the cut with an almost submerged breakwater just outside the channel, mades us glad we had waited until first light to come in! Town was quite nice and we spent a few days exploring while checking into getting hauled at Jarret Bay Boat Yard just north of here to address a nagging starboard engine vibration and prop power issue. Beaufort has a very nice maritime museum that we spent several hours going through leisurely Sunday afternoon only to come out to some of the nastiest looking rain clouds we had ever seen making us quite rushed to get back to the boat before the deluge.
Monday- Pummeling from Flying Fish
16 July 2012 | USA; SC, Charleston to NC, Beaufort
Mostly sunny then some high clouds, very warm, light to moderate air, ENE
The engines got some assistance from the main and genoa sails most of the first day but the current stil slowed our speed over ground by almost a knot during the day then switched around and gave us a boost from behind at night. Slowed ourselves the second afternoon so as not to arrive in the middle of the night, the current was not as strong once we passed Cape Fear. Even had to turn aorund and motor into the seas and wind for about an hour which is never pleasant. Got pummeled with flying fish throughout the night, fish scales all over the deck.