Category Archives: Colombia

Top Marks To Icelandair & Happy To Be Home

Well, the deed was done and surprisingly without tears or even a look back. Rob and I had one moment of emotion on the last day and I almost cried when I told Beyzano she was ‘the best boat in … Continue reading

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Time To Move On – Too Soon

Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your viewpoint, a good weather window has appeared for leaving tomorrow. We have managed to explore a lot of Providencia but there are a few more things we would have liked to have had time … Continue reading

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Rob’s Bucket List – Visiting Isla Providencia

Having read too many books about pirates, Rob’s dream of visiting Captain Morgan’s hangout in Providencia came true this week. Although we have anchored in many bays where pirates went before us and even dived on ‘Morgan’s Fingers’ last week … Continue reading

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Tour Of San Andrés In A Bright Red Jeep

We had thought about heading to Providencia on Wednesday but wanted to see more of life here first and continue buying things we need in their excellent shops. You can get almost anything here, including boat equipment in the hardware … Continue reading

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Fantastic Welcome To San Andrés

Although we are just 110 miles east of Nicaragua, it feels as if we are back in Colombia with the lovely people and warm welcome and of course we are back in Colombia really. They are so glad to see … Continue reading

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Fast Trip To San Andrés

The trip of 218 nautical miles took us 31 hours on a fast passage with 2 reefs in the main and between 2 and 1 in the genoa until the last few miles when we had full genoa and were … Continue reading

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On To The Kuna Yala or San Blas Islands

Today is our last day with internet access for probably a month but we are going to try to find a SIM if we can. Yesterday we took a taxi to the Cerro De La Popa for the view over … Continue reading

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Wonderful Hospitality In Cartagena

We couldn’t have wished for a better welcome to this historic and beautiful city and feel very much valued as the local sailors expand their cruising industry and hope to attract more cruisers. Not only did the Colombian Navy watch … Continue reading

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Passage From Santa Marta To Cartagena

The Rally boats slipped their berths in Santa Marta marina after a terrific week and headed south and west towards Cartagena. As it would be an overnight passage, the intention was to anchor in Puerto Valero to rest before continuing … Continue reading

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Time To Move On

Tomorrow, at first light, we will be leaving the marina for a 60 mile day sail to the anchorage of Puerto Valero, half way between here and Cartagena. Having been so busy and settled in Santa Marta, it has come … Continue reading

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