Category Archives: Techy Stuff

Time Off – Richmond, American Football & Birthday BBQ

Although we have made some progress with our own list of tasks, waiting for the yard to epoxy the bottom of the keel enabled us to slow down, as we couldn’t paint the hull until it was done. We also … Continue reading

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Safely Ashore Whilst Irma Rages

We had such a nice trip back from the Corrotoman that we decided not to ruin our (possibly) last memory of charging along under full sail by going out in less than perfect weather or having to motor. It was … 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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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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Mast Cleaning & Hauled Out In Ram Marine, Rio Dulce, Guatemala

I have always thought the mast looked streaky and dirty and muttered on about Rob needing to clean it for ages but Rob ignored me. So I decided it was my turn to be hauled up to the top of … 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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Arrived In Belize For The Last Day Of The Rally

Usually one of the downsides to taking part in a Rally is that there is a schedule, some tighter than others. Fortunately this one gave us a lot of freedom whilst in the Guna Yala and throughout the second leg … Continue reading

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