Category Archives: Maintenance

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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Wonderful Days On The Chesapeake

Sorry this is a long post but we’ve been too busy socialising and exploring to attend to the blog, very remiss. Leaving Coinjock we carried on motoring but with a stiff north-easterly wind blowing across some of the more open … 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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Chilling Out Waiting To Sail To Cuba

Whilst Steve was with us he rented a golf cart for 24 hours for less than 40 pounds and we made the most of it whizzing around the small island, several times. Our first circuit took less than an hour, … 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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Fishing Success – But Only Rob’s Arm!

When we returned from movie night last Friday a neighbour’s alarm was going off and nobody was going to sleep through it, especially Rob, so he went onboard to switch it off. Unfortunately he caught his arm on a fishing … Continue reading

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TLC For Beyzano

Whilst Belize suffered some damage from Hurricane Earl with power lines down and some devastated beaches, in the Rio it was eerily calm and dry for a few days whilst the system passed just north of us. On the diagram … Continue reading

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Hurricane Earl – Just A Whisper Away

We have all been watching the Tropical Storm named Earl for a few days as it was predicted to take a path quite close to us and may reach hurricane status this afternoon as it approaches Belize. Being tucked up … Continue reading

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Life In The Rio Dulce – 5 Years On

Today it is 5 years since Beyzano sailed out of Falmouth harbour in Cornwall and headed across Biscay to Spain. It was the start of our big adventure and the realisation of a long held dream. Looking back it was … Continue reading

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Final Few Miles To Our Delightful New Home For The Next Six Months

After managing to sleep again after the storm we woke to the sound of egrets twittering and the wonderful sense of calm water and no wind. Who needs to sail! We ate some ‘Christmas cake’ I had frozen for our … Continue reading

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