09 March 2011 | Frontares Guatemala
Sherry Sunny & 45 Celcius
We made it to our final destination Frontares Guatemala which was not the plan in the beginning of this adventure, but we soon learn that when you sail there is no plan. As we enetered the bay to Livingston Guatemala It was raining so hard you could not see 50' in front of you but it soon cleared and the sun was shinning when we dropped anchor. We check in with Customs & Immigration, Port authority, and Agriculture and many thanks to Roule who made it very easy for us it took all of 30 minutes on board the boat after we were boarded and off to the bank to get the money to pay our fees. Livingston is such a beautiful place I wish we could have spent a few days there but we have been told not to spend the night anchored as you may be boarded by unsuspected locals looking for a bargain so we went into town after we were cleared in had a bite to eat at the Resteraunt Malacon and then headed out up the Rio Dulce River/Gorge. It was much more then we could have antisipated. The pictures I took do not show what you see and how it feels to be going through the gorge with 300 foot cliffs on boths sides of you, now I know why everyone comes her and stays year after year. The marina we are in is wonderful it is called the catamaran hotel and marina it has a pool a couple bars and resteraunts laundry service and unlimited water power is expensive it cost us about 10-15 dollars a day to have power and thats running the AC but we don't mind as it is way to hot not to run it and unlimited water. The dockage fee is very resonable at 150.00 a month we almost paid that much for 1 night tied up to a wharf in the States. We are now making arrangements to have our boat halled out in a few weeks and get it ready for the 6 months or so on the hard and arrangements are being made to head back home around the 25 March. We will keep you updated and hope you like the pictures.