s/v LONG WINDID

"We're grateful for being here, wherever here is."

It's Obvious

We are currently moored at Club de Pesca Marina in Cartagena, Columbia. Marla and I have gotten older and considerably softer. Being at a marina gives us the added benefits of unlimited potable water and electricity for essentials like air conditioning. The...

The Crossing

3:00 am came quickly as everyone on board was up and eagerly preparing Long Windid for departure thru the Panama Canal. We had to meet our appointed canal advisor outside the marina near the main shipping channel at 4:30 am. There, we waited until off in the...

The Time has Come

Long Windid made it to our slip at La Playita Marina on the tip of a long causeway located at the southern entrance of the Panama Canal. There, Dan and I provisioned bottled water, soft drinks, snacks and enough food for the required hot meals to feed 7...

Tougher Than You Think

Leaving one anchorage for the next, is not as easy as you might think. Many factors need to be considered before leaving for the next port.
• Weather, not the weather one usually thinks of. Weather in terms of sailing is wind speed, top gust speed,...

Sad Good Bye

After the tragic sinking of s/v Rum Truffle, the cruising boats in the Bahia del Sol, El Salvador estuary felt trapped. No cruising vessels were to enter or leave thru the bar until a full investigation of the matter was finalized. Mark and I along with a...

So Sorry Mark

Marla and I just traveled 40 hours with two "Buddy Boats" and arrived at the entrance of Bahia del Sol in El Salvador. To get inside the estuary where the marina is located, we needed to cross a "bar".
This shallow coastal bar has shifting sandbanks...