Category Archives: Guatemala

Our Thoughts On Life In The Caribbean

We’ve been asked to give a list of tips regarding cruising in the Caribbean by some friends doing the ARC next year, so this is an initial brain dump and in no particular order. Rob and I will sit down … Continue reading

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Fernandina Beach – Lovely Surprise

Using the strong current to aid us, I let Beyzano’s stern lines off whilst Rob waited in the bow until I called out for those lines to be let go and we were able to easily motor astern and off … Continue reading

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Another Weather Window Approaching

A nice calm spell is forecast for Wednesday and Thursday with the winds picking up again on Friday, so we are very much hoping that we can clear out tomorrow and head out towards Cabo San Antonio around lunchtime Wednesday. … Continue reading

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13.7 Knots – Fast Sleigh Ride To Isla Mujeres From Belize

Wow, what a ride! Fast and furiously, ‘Beyzano’ made her way from the southern tip of Turneffe Atoll in Belize to Isla Mujeres, Mexico covering the 260 miles in just 35 hours. Our top speed was 13.7 knots and we … Continue reading

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Another ‘Final’ Month In Guatemala And We Are Leaving For Mexico

Being back in the marina area of the Rio Dulce means plenty of social events and catching up with friends. The low did develop into a named storm, then hurricane called ‘Otto’ but it went west rather than north, making … Continue reading

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You Can Check Out But ……………….

With apologies to The Eagles and Hotel California but will we ever leave? Strange how things turn out sometimes but we filled up with water on Monday and motored the couple of hours to Texan Bay to anchor for the … Continue reading

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Last Post From Guatemala

Beyzano is looking lovely, bless her, all shiny and clean with full tanks and a lot of new canvas. We had been told that the climate causes some electronics to fail but we have been fortunate and everything that worked … Continue reading

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Celebrating Life On ‘The Day Of The Dead’ In Sumpango

Along with visiting Tikal, this was a very special event for us and being able to share the day with so many Mayans was touching. We decided to take the easier option of going with Oswaldo’s Rio Dulce Travel company … Continue reading

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Special Visit To Tikal & Flores

We just couldn’t leave Guatemala without visiting Tikal, the amazing ancient Mayan city built between 400 BC through to 900 AD. It is one of the largest archaeological sites of the pre-Colombian Mayan civilisations and the park is a UNESCO … Continue reading

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Yard Work Done – Keel, Paint, Teak, Anodes & Cooking

Been a busy few days but mostly for the yard workers, not us. It certainly feels strange sitting in the villa watching other people work on the boat as for the past 8 years we have painted her ourselves but … Continue reading

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