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Paw Paw - Log Day 36: Happy Valentine Day
Paw Paw - Log Day 36: Happy Valentine Day
14/02/2016

Paw Paw - Log Day 35: Feast or Famine

The day didn't start off very well due to high seas and strong winds - we inadvertently ended up on the edge of a sector of weather we were trying to avoid, but by mid-morning things started to moderate.It seems to be feast or famine here in the Pacific, as earlier tonight we had to put one of the engines on for about 1.5 hours due to no winds. We did,however,get to see dolphins again and Roy had two nibbles on his rod,but both fish got away unfortunately . Elaine had a moment when "reality hit home" that we were actually doing our first ocean crossing - better late than never!. read more...


13/02/2016

Paw Paw - Log Day 34: Worthwhile Pleasures

Just seen the Southern Cross hanging in the southern sky. Our latitude is 06°46'. This is the furthest south we've been since leaving South Africa 21 years ago. It's been a busy day and night with plenty of traffic to scoot around, but there's always a little something to make it worthwhile - a huge leatherback turtle surfaced to take a peek at Paw Paw and some of the yachts behind us saw whales. And now we await the breaking day and another sunrise at sea!. read more...


14/02/2016

Alcedo of Ryme - Blog 15 Heading for the Galapagos. 05.07.71N 81.59.58W

Thursday, 11/02/16.  Just need to report an unexpected surprise at the barbecue on the beach.  By some amazing handicap calculations, we were first in our class for Leg 2, possibly because we were well north of most of the fleet and had better winds, so only motored for a total of 15 minutes.   Prize was a bottle of rum, very happy with that and now feel we can relax even more about position in the fleet, as one win is plenty and we know there will a lot of motoring to the Galapagos.  Plus, we had a great evening with the lovely family from Chillie B who are great fun and fortunately speak good English.Friday, 12/02/16.  Official start for Leg 3 was 11.00,but quite a few boats left early to try and advantage of the forecasted winds.  It was a tight. read more...


14/02/2016

Aliena - Domingo 14-02-2016

3º dia de navegación Las Perlas Galápagos.Seguimos a vela. En la madrugada de esta noche el viento ha subido bastante y hemos tenido que rizar las tres velas. A bordo todo tranquilo salvo por el movimiento que producen las olas de unos dos metros. La sensación dentro del barco es de gravedad 0. A pesar de todo la pasada noche conseguimos dormir mejor. Ahora acabamos de quitar los rizos porque ha caído el viento. Hemos perdido de vista a todos los barcos y no vemos pez alguno. El color del mar está cambiando y de un marron feísimo se está volviendo azulado. Hemos hecho 183 nm y nos queda algo mas de dos días para llegar. La organización ARC no va a estar en Galapagos hasta el 18 y nos preguntamos cómo vamos a hacer el papeleo de entrada.Carmen. read more...


14/02/2016

K1W1-Beanz - Log day 3 - Learning about volcanoes

K1W1-Beanz are going "off curriculum" this week to learn about volcanoes and evolution in preparation for landing in Galapagos in a few days.Lowen, Theo and Reuben did some great work this morning with their cousin Jago, who is off to study Geography at university next year, so is much better placed than us to lead on this topic.Lots of talk of magma and lava this afternoon - when the seas calm down a bit we plan get the science kit out and make a few exploding volcanoes of our own! image1. read more...


K1W1-Beanz - Log day 3 - Learning about volcanoes
K1W1-Beanz - Log day 3 - Learning about volcanoes
13/02/2016

K1W1-Beanz - Log day 2 - First Pacific Kids Net Controller

Lowen was delighted to start off the WARC 2016 Pacific KidsNet as Net Controller this afternoon.He was a little nervous but did really well and loved chatting to the other boats about the huge turtle we saw today. He is happy to be handing over the baton to WIDAGO tomorrow. Great to give the kids chance to catch up with each other on passage. image1. read more...


K1W1-Beanz - Log day 2 - First Pacific Kids Net Controller
K1W1-Beanz - Log day 2 - First Pacific Kids Net Controller
13/02/2016

Aliena - Sabado 13 de Febrero, al habla el Capitan

De nuevo en el mar!!!Ayer a las 11h00 salimos de Isla Contadora camino de Galapagos. Estabamos en la linea de salida unos segundos antes del cañonazo (es un decir) de salida y tuvimos que hacer una maniobra extraña para no pasar antes, pero al final lo conseguimos y salimos de los primeros. Al cabo de poco empezaron a aparecer "velas de color", es decir, spinnakers y genakers, y sus propietarios aceleraron notablemente. A las 12h00 ya se habian definido las posiciones y estabos los sextos. Pepe hizo un reportaje fotografico que colgará en internet cuando vuelva a Madrid y estaba muy contento, porque la salida fue bastante espectacular.El viento aumento de los 10 nudos de la salida a unos 20 nudos y continuó refrescando por la noche, en la guardia de Carmen llego casi a los 30 nudos y. read more...


13/02/2016

Aliena - Sabado 13-02-2016

Despues de lo que dice Miguel poco me queda por decir. Anoche, hasta mi premera guardia a las 12h estabamos rodeados de varios barcos del grupo, pero a las 06.00 ya no quedaba mas que uno, lo que da mucho desconsuelo. No hemos dormido casi nada esta noche porque ibamos muy deprisa, habia mucho mar y mucho viento que nos obligo a rizar velas. La salida del Golfo de Panama se ha hecho notar. El estreno de Pepe en navegación nocturna ha sido bastante duro, pues en su camarote se escucha el mar como si fuera un rio y el barco se ha movido mucho. De todas formas la navegacion durante el dia fue bastante buena y no hemos tenido sensación de peligro en ningún momento. Ahora está todo mas tranquilo -o nos hemos acostumbrado- pero seguimos andando como motos. Estoy revisando el congelador para. read more...


13/02/2016

Toujours Belle - Pazifik

Seit Santa Marta ist viel passiert. Es kamen die San Blas Inseln.Traumhaftes segeln. Die Flotte traf sich zum BBQ und alle waren happy. Daseinklarieren nach Panama war absolute Zettelwirtschaft. Werner und ichhatten geich einen netten Beamten und der erledigte die Sache in angenehmerZeit. Von den San Blas Inseln mit weißen Stränden, ein paar Palmen undtürkisfarbenden Wasser ging es weiter zum Panama Kanal. Wir waren in derzweiten Gruppe angemeldet. Drei Schiffe wurden immer zusammengeleint und von Helfern in der Schleuse betreut. An Bord hattenwir einen Lotsen, der uns die gesamte Fahrt begleitete. In denSchleusen zu Pazifik wartete nun jeder auf die letzte Öffnung.Dann kam der Pazifik. Das Boot hatte das erste Mal Pazifik Wasserunter dem Kiel. Wir alle jubelten und schrien vor Freude.. read more...


13/02/2016

Two Fish - Day 35 - Where is the fishing gear?

New crew and Two Fish forge an understanding during their first full night at sea.Last night our crew Mike and Rebecca met Two Fish in an ocean breeze of 20 knots with squalls going over 30.Both crew and boat are unscathed and happy.Before buying a boat one might think passages are a test of your ability to fill empty time.You research workouts, download books and possibly pick up a crochet kit. A night passage in a good breeze keeps the crew busy.Fishing sometimes takes second position to frequent sail changes, course adjustments, tracking other rally boats and avoiding ships.In the past 24 hours we have had the mainsail in FULL, 1 Reef, 2 Reef, 1 reef, Full.The headsail changes are a blur but as far as I can remember they were screecher, chute, genoa, genoa 1 reef, genoa 2 reef,. read more...


13/02/2016

Firefly - Relaxing at Koh Phayam and Koh Chang

Today is Saturday 13th February 2016 and Firefly has spent a week in the very north of the west coast of Thailand, tucked right up by the Myanmar (Burma) border. Neither of the islands, Koh Phayam and Koh Chang feature in the SE Asia Pilot that we are using as our principle source of information. The suggestion from the other cruisers is that as the islands are both so chilled and relaxed that the authors (who are based in Thailand) are trying to keep a low number of yachts visiting. Phayam and Chang do both get a very positive mention in the Thai Lonely Planet and there is actually increasing levels of land based tourism on both, although its basic and probably like Phuket was in the 1970's.We anchored in the very well protected Buffalo Bay on Koh Phayam. Its picture postcard perfect. read more...


13/02/2016

Two Fish - Day 34: Ready, Set, Gone

At 11 am Panama time the Rally committee the starting gun to begin the leg to the Galapagos.It was a downwind start with a half knot of current pushing us across the line.A racing mono hull was early and luffed us up at the start to avoid crossing the line early. Cruising cats can not respond with equally nimble behavior to a racing mono hull.I turned the helm hard to starboard and the Two Fish crew luffed our jib.We slowed the boat and avoided the racing boat.A little too much excitement for a start of a rally.Shortly after the gun went off we navigated by a few reefs.Gail was hard at work on the tablet to ensure we avoided any rocks. Twenty minutes later we were in deep water and it was time for the chute.Two Fish accelerated doing a solid 8 knots.We slowly started picking off the. read more...


12/02/2016

Exody - Days 389-395: Carnival, Cruise and Corpse!

Today Friday 12th, we are esconced back at our berth in the Terminal Nautico Marina after a three day mini-cruise of the Baia de Todos-os-Santos.Last weekend 6th to 8th we spent one evening with the carnival bands and that was enough for us! Not sure whether its just not the Trinidad Carnival we both remember fondly or that we are 30 years older - maybe a bit of both.Maybe we were simply not in the right place at the right time to see the best!The music is not as readily engaged (all beat, few tunes!) and the people seemed less lost in their joyous abandonment (few smiles!).The exceptions were a small professional band of about a dozen dancers who expertly entertained us, drawing in sometimes parallel talent from the bystanders, and secondly a female samba band we had seen the week. read more...


12/02/2016

Paw Paw - Log Day 33: Once a Maverick, Alwaya a Maverick

We're off to the Galapagos tomorrow.Lets hope all the bureaucracy doesn't prevent us from staying, because we'll just sail on to the Marquesas if need be, but not before we see Ondular (Isabel and Mick) - No real downside.Today we explored Contadora, enjoyed a lovely lunch at one of the hotels and managed to get allof our photographs uploaded to the gallery - enjoy! Tonight we enjoyed a beach barbeque and the prize-giving for Leg 2. Of course Paw Paw was disqualified, along with Nina, because we were sensible enough to wait for better weather before leaving Santa Marta.Tomorrow we're going to be just as sensible and leave before the official start rather than sail across the startline at extreme low tide with insufficient depths. I guess, at this rate, Paw Paw is going to be only only. read more...


11/02/2016

Two Fish - Boat Repair

This one is for those of our readers who prefer boat fix-it adventures rather than sunsets and hikes. DST (Depth, Speed via paddle wheel, and Sea temp transducer)Shortly before our departure from Mogo Mogo to Isla Contadora, I noticed that the chart plotter was not showing depth data.I consulted the emergency protocol with anything running Windows.The protocol instructed me to reboot.This had fixed this problem a few days earlier but was not the cure this morning.After a bit of messing about, we weighed anchor since Two Fish has a back-up depth sounding device, a fish finder.The network that transmits data throughout Two Fish is mostly NMEA 2000. Each device can contribute data (PGN's) and/or listen to data.The fish finder is not on the NMEA network so the depth data was only appearing. read more...


11/02/2016

Alcedo of Ryme - Blog 14. Contadora, Las Perlos Islands. 08.37.21N 79.02.06W

Wednesday, 10/02/16.  After our horrible experience yesterday, we hada stiff drink and delicious lunch prepared by Jane as usual and a bumpyafternoon with the wind against current.  There is no doubt these currentsneed respect, as those who have tried to swim against them have found and thewater is very murky with poor visibility and rather unpleasant occupants, suchas jelly fish, little stingers, rather slimy but quite harmless blobs of clearjelly like material and other indeterminate objects.  Eyeball navigation,as we and several other boats have found to their cost is not really possibleand anchoring requires a large amount of chain and plenty of swinging room, sonot many anchorages are tenable for the bigger boats and they all seem to getrough with the northerly winds. read more...


11/02/2016

Paw Paw - Log Day 32: Rendezvous at Contadora

We've arrived in Contadora and eventually found a spot to anchor.It's a rather small bay struggling to accommodate the onslaught of WARC yachts that have arrived today. After finishing off the last of our activities in preparation for the start of Leg 3 to Galapagos on Friday, we headed ashore for the welcome drinks and food.Unfortunately the latter was non-existent, but we did enjoy seeing everyone, most of whom we haven't seen since leaving Panama City. By the time we got back to Paw Paw though, we were absolutely starving. Given the lateness of the hour, we had to settle for toasted cheese sandwiches.We did, however enjoy having Nina (Lynda and Steve) aboard for a night cap.. read more...


10/02/2016

Overseas Express - Log 2 - Finished Transit and La Playita

3rd Feb - 2016"The Pacific!" was shouted in the last lock as the doors finally opened and horns were ringing. We used our fancy handheld brass fog-horn which was gray, old and loud. Now the line handlers could finally rest their hands and backs, the skippers lean back and we could finally call it a day.The transit was over and took approximately two days. Our advisor Victor was a really great guy and we gave him enough food and drinks, even though he and his collegues joked about his never-ending hunger. We had some baguettes before the Gatún Locks and we had burgers between the two last locks. The line handlers on land, who managed the loops over the bollards, also got a nice surprise in the end. We filled a plastic bag with some cans of soft drinks and let it go up with the bowline.. read more...


10/02/2016

Alcedo of Ryme - Blog 13, Las Perlas. 08.35.02N 79.01.20W

Sunday7/02/16.  08.30 and anchor up then full mainsail up as we motored throughthe shipping anchored in Panama Bay. Wind was force 2/3 and we headed for a safeand easily accessible anchorage off the southern end of Isla Viveros. Thisseemed to be a reasonable distance to make in a day without giving us too muchdistance up to windward back to Isla Contadora for preparation for the sail tothe Galapagos.  By the time we cleared all the shipping, we had the genoaout and were enjoying a broad reach south towards the Northern Las Perlas, thenthe wind died so we motor sailed as we did not want to be approaching theanchorage in poor light, but it returned from the NNE, 20 to 25 knots, giving ussome very fast sailing in quite a rough sea.  As we approached the Southernmost part of. read more...


10/02/2016

Lydia - Lydia's Blog. 2-5 Feb 16. Panama to Las Perlas.

Tuesday 2 February 2016.Up early and into the dinghy to the marina where we joined other ARC crews to go on a tour of the City of Panama. Our guide began by explaining that the town/city had first been founded by the Spanish in 1519 as a port to receive the treasures of Peru and then dispatch them across the isthmus via the Camino Real to Porto Bello or the Camino de Cruces to Cruces then down the Chargres River to Spanish fortified port of San Lorenzo founded in 1596 at the mouth of the Chargres. From these ports great fleets took the treasure back to Spain.A century and half later the notorious pirate of the Caribbean Captain Morgan in 1668 seized and sacked the port of Porto Bello gaining vast quantities of Spanish treasure. In 1671 he captured the port of San Lorenzo and in 8 days he. read more...


10/02/2016

Paw Paw - Log Day 31: "All's Well that Ends Well"

Change of plan again.Instead of spending another day and night in Cacique while we waited on the high tide to enjoy the dinghy ride up the river, we decided to head for Isla Canas, where we could service both the engines, given the developments that occurred with the generator. To be sure,to be sure we didn't encounter any other unforeseen issues. We were in the process of anchoring when we received the message that Into the Blue had run aground not far from where we were. So, it was a case of lift the anchor rather than waste time trying to get it set, lower the dinghy and,while Elaine circled Paw Paw out of harms way,Roy raced over to assist.Fortunately his help was not needed as Into the Blue managed to get themselves afloat again. Once that panic was over and we were all anchored. read more...


09/02/2016

Two Fish - Day 31 - More screwball adventures

We started the day with an early morning swim to our expansive private beach. Large rocks trapped pools of water that 20 small fish used as a home as they waited for the tide to return.In a few hours our private beach was back underwater and the green water prevented further fish sightings.After a hearty breakfast, the kind captain announced that a dinghy trip to the village of Canas was departing shortly.All aboard!The downwind trip was delightful.There is no sign of humans in most of these islands.After a couple of miles we neared the village and realized their beach was protected by a confusing mess of rocks.I raised the motor to low water mode,but the breeze was strong and I began to lose control of the dinghy.Both women jumped over board to guide One Fish into the anchorage. The. read more...


Two Fish - Day 31 - More screwball adventures
Two Fish - Day 31 - More screwball adventures
09/02/2016

Aliena - Martes 9-02-2016

Llevo varios días sin escribir nada debido a mi ignorancia de que se pueden enviar entradas al blog aunque no estemos navegando.Tras dejar el archipielago de San Blas, el pasado 26 de Enero sobre las 24h, llegamos a la mañana siguiente a Ciudad de Colon, en Panamá donde estuvimos unos días a la espera del paso del Canal de Panama el pasado 31 de Enero. Colon es una ciudad impresionante no por su belleza sino por el mal estado de conservación. De estilo colonial parece La Habana Vieja, pero en mucho peor estado aun. El paso del Canal es impresionante y el Lago Gatum tambien. Llegamos a Panamá city el pasado 1 de Febrero, teniendo que anclar en La Playita, en la entrada de la marina Flamenco, pues dicha marina solo tenía 5 plazas disponibles e hicimos turnos de amarre. El fondeo en si es. read more...


Zingara - Worldarc 2016 Panamacanal
Zingara - Worldarc 2016 Panamacanal
Zingara - Worldarc 2016 Panamacanal
Zingara - Worldarc 2016 Panamacanal
Zingara - Worldarc 2016 Panamacanal
Zingara - Worldarc 2016 Panamacanal
Zingara - Worldarc 2016 Panamacanal
Zingara - Worldarc 2016 Panamacanal
Zingara - Worldarc 2016 Panamacanal
Zingara - Worldarc 2016 Panamacanal
Zingara - Worldarc 2016 Panamacanal
Zingara - Worldarc 2016 Panamacanal
Zingara - Worldarc 2016 Panamacanal
Zingara - Worldarc 2016 Panamacanal
Zingara - Worldarc 2016 Panamacanal
Zingara - Worldarc 2016 Panamacanal
09/02/2016

Zingara - Panamacanl Passage Worldarc 2016

Hallo liebe Segelfreunde,Zingara ist bald wieder dabei ! Vorher aber einige Eindrücke von der Worldarc 2016, hier einige Bilder von der Durchschleusung der 2. Gruppe des letzten Panamacanal-Abschnitts. Der Truppe weiterhin viel Spass und Erfolg, speziell der SOLO mit dem leidigen Alternator-Problem.Es grüßt Ernst von der Zingara, z Zt. in der Marina LAGOS / Portugal.. read more...


09/02/2016

Paw Paw - Log Day 30: Ended the Day on a Good Note

Our plan was to clean Paw Paw's bottom,make water and finish up the last little chores before going out to play. We were looking forward to a walk on the beach, which we haven't done in a while, followed by a dinghy ride up the river. Well, it wasn't meant to be.Within minutes of starting the generator we were breathing in plumes of black smoke. We spent the rest of day trouble-shooting, overhauling and praying, which all seemed to work, as we eventually got it running properly again - thank goodness! All this activity did mean we were a tad late for our beach barbeque with Into the Blue and Wishanger II, but at least we ended the day on a good note and thoroughly enjoyed the company ashore.. read more...


08/02/2016

Starblazer - 02/02/2016 – It’s good when a plan comes together!

Monday was a bit of an anti-climax because we had hoped to arrive by dusk. The winds had slackened considerably, often dropping to 10 knots overnight which in turn resulted in reduced boat speed.Straight after the 10:00 am SSB radio net we rolled the genoas away, motored gently into the breeze for a couple of minutes while I pulled up the mainsail, turned back on course and cut the engine then set about removing the poles.Once they were safely stowed we pulled up the cruising chute aka genniker or asymmetric. Some boats have them rolled away ready to deploy but ours is hoisted in its sock, the tack is pulled close to the end of the bowsprit and the sheet is fed back to the winches in the cockpit.As I pull down on the sock line John gently pulls the sheet so as the sock goes up and the. read more...


Solo - Embera - Indianer bei Panama
Solo - Embera - Indianer bei Panama
Solo - Embera - Indianer bei Panama
Solo - Embera - Indianer bei Panama
Solo - Embera - Indianer bei Panama
Solo - Embera - Indianer bei Panama
08/02/2016

Solo - 2. Leg - 07.02.2016

Was bleibt in Erinnerung seit wir die Reise am 9. Januar begonnen haben? Wir sind durch den Panamakanal durch und liegen vor der La Playita Marina vor Anker.   Zuerst: die technischen Pannen am Boot, leider überschattet so etwas die Reise sehr schnell. Die Lichtmaschine funktioniert nicht mehr, die Service-Batterien lassen sich jetzt nur nochüber den Generator laden. Amel war nicht in der Lage, eine neue Lichtmaschine innerhalb von zwei Wochen zu beschaffen, meine alten Studienfreunde Manu und Stefan Muckenfuss waren schneller: sie haben jetzt zwei davon in Slowenien bestellt. Alles kompliziert,da ich einen VW- Marine Motor in der Amel eingebaut habe und nicht, wie so viele, einen Volvo-Penta. Also wird auch keine Lichtmaschine von Mastervolt verbaut, die ich überall bekommen hätte.. read more...


08/02/2016

Paw Paw - Log Day 29: "Killing Two Birds with One Stone"

On a falling tide we tipped toed out of our anchorage at Isla Bayoneta and headed for Cacique on Isla Del Rey. Although the winds were strong,they were directly downwind, so we decided to motor the 30 NM. This allowed us to "kill two birds with one stone" - getting to our next destination while simultaneously getting our well overdue chore of cleaning Paw Paw done.Las Perlas is not at all what we expected. The islands of this archipielago are very wild and rugged. Definitely not your typical tropical islands. They are, however, beautiful with plenty of sealife and birds. They got their name when spanish conquistadores Gaspar de Morales and Francisco Pizarro robbed a large amount of pearls from the indigenous King Toe. In 1515 the defeated the king and enslaved his skilled pearl divers.. read more...


Paw Paw - Log Day 29: "Killing Two Birds with One Stone"
Paw Paw - Log Day 29:
07/02/2016

Two Fish - Day 29 - Not always like the guide book

We had planned a busy day, so we weighed anchor at first light.We rolled out the screecher and enjoyed a brisk ride in 20 to 25 knots of breeze.Black Fish, the screecher, pulled us along at 8 knots, which is much faster than an ox cart.The Eastern side of Isla del Rey is windswept and pounded by waves, so affords no anchorages.During the downwind trip we were entertained by black clouds of birds.The tern, the pelican and many more which I could not identify swarmed over Two Fish.Their success in diving for fish teased us, as our rods were not able to summon dinner.Pasta tonight for the failed fisherman.Our goal for the day was the wreck of a very early submarine.The sub was built before man understood the effects of pressure.Many of the crew died of what was diagnosed as the flu.The sub. read more...


Two Fish - Day 29 - Not always like the guide book
Two Fish - Day 29 - Not always like the guide book
07/02/2016

Alcedo of Ryme - Blog 12, Panamá. 08.54.45N 79.31.65W

Thursday, 4 February.For a night in a Marina, this has to have been one of the least restful.Before moving the boat, the female members of crew set off for the Mall again to do another supermarket shop, while Anthony went walking and the Skipper did skipperly things.Shopping sorted for everything except cereals and meat, which were disappointing, the latter was fine if all you wanted was chicken and the former was devoid of anything not coated in sugar, a bit disappointing as this would be the last shop before the Galapagos.Fruit and vegetables left a lot to be desired as well, but we were planning to go to the market tomorrow.Back to the boat in good time for the move to the Marina, with Anthony still enjoying a walk somewhere, while the Skipper and wife helped the boys from "Into The. read more...


07/02/2016

Paw Paw - Log Day 28: Too Close for Confort

We had a lovely tranquil sail to Isla Bayoneta, Las Perlas, today on headsail alone.  Negotiating our way around the rocks and shoals was interesting, but not as interesting as what developed late in the afternoon.  With a tidal range of 10ft, we anchored in depths to accommodate the change and ensured our scope (aka the length of chain we put out) was sufficient. It was rather disconcerting then, a few hours later, to witness a rather large collection of rocks appearing as the tide dropped. Fortunately we have avoided them, but we're a little too close for confort, especially with stronger winds than what was initially forecasted. So,  we've decide to change anchorages first thing in the morning, following which we'll give Paw Paw a good cleaning inside and out!We did,. read more...


06/02/2016

Two Fish - Day 28 - On the hook in Las Perlas Islands

Sometimes we get a break from long sails, boat repair and crew floggings.Today we bobbed at anchor and enjoyed doing very little.Gail paddled me to the nearby island.We looked for a trail that would lead inland but none were to be found.Instead, we walked the varied coast line which is comprised of hard sand, large boulders, and mud flats.Each surface required a different technique since I was wearing flip flops.I must remember to wash my flip flops or the smell of the sea will become permanently bonded to them.While strolling down the beach I pondered what I would be doing back in the "real" world.Market volatility would have created a busy work week. A winter Saturday in NYC might include skipping over slush puddles on the way to the gym.This day beats the old life hands down.We have. read more...


Two Fish - Day 28 - On the hook in Las Perlas Islands
Two Fish - Day 28 - On the hook in Las Perlas Islands