23. Mar, 2011

Tikal Guatemala

Tikal Guatemala

Armed with way too much accumulated luggage (we had to buy another huge bag!), we have now headed off on the overland part of the trip to reach the Pacific coast. We are meeting friends Sara & Stof for part of their adventure aboard their vessel The Takalani – more to follow! Check out www.stofnsara.com [...]

19. Mar, 2011

Sailing into the ‘sea’ of green…

Sailing into the ‘sea’ of green…

Phew… its been a blogging while, so lots to catch up on! Apart from the drama’s mentioned before we spent a wonderful few days in the beautiful and remote Sapodilla Islands far south in Belize. This area is a marine reserve and the southern end of the Belizean barrier reef, the second longest barrier reef [...]

05. Mar, 2011

Never a dull moment!

Never a dull moment!

We are currently in Belize and leave soon for our last hop over to Guatemala where we will head up the Rio Dulce river and where, with mixed feelings, we will bid farewell to Pako. As if in anticipation Pako has thrown us a few curved balls over the last couple weeks to keep us [...]

23. Feb, 2011

Mexican Reflections

Mexican Reflections

We are a little behind in our updates, so writing this from a marina in Belize where our boat is being fixed after our engine failed yesterday…more on the drama to follow..:) We spend a week sailing down the Mexican coastline. Some updates on our time in Mexico… Arriving in Mexico (at the little island, [...]

22. Feb, 2011

The day we went hungry!

The day we went hungry!

We had some good luck with fishing in Cuba. Unfortunately there are also a lot of Barracuda which are not great eating and can be poisonous. On this occasion we pulled in half a barracuda, and it soon became apparent why with its BIIIG bro following the line determined to finish the poor fella off. [...]

18. Feb, 2011

Cruising Cuba Video

Cruising Cuba Video

We put a couple clips together of some highlights of our 2 months cruising the Cuban coastline. Check it out below

14. Feb, 2011

Things that go BUMP in the night…

Things that go BUMP in the night…

Pako is quite a rolly boat and if things are not secured, they tend to go flying so we have become quite good at diving and catching falling/flying objects. On our night sail across to Mexico, I was on watch in the early hours of the morning. I was quietly enjoying the starry, peaceful night [...]

13. Feb, 2011

Caption Competition

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Nicky and her Cuban amigo! Who’s brave enough to come up with a caption for this pic?! Prizes galore!

13. Feb, 2011

Farewell Cuba

Farewell Cuba

We spent our last few magical day island hopping to the Western most point in Cuba. We had good steady winds and calm seas for lovely sailing days and tucked away into gorgeous bays along the way. We spent many happy days exploring the islands on land and  under the water. We met some friendly [...]

08. Feb, 2011

Havana Cuba

Havana Cuba

A couple pics from our time in Havana Cuba, awesome city! Man, i love these cars! The city is definitely the cultural heart of the country and we had a great few days exploring its streets, listening to live music and even going to the ballet!

Epic Trip 2010

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