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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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St Augustine & Jacksonville

We enjoyed our 2 nights in St Augustine, despite the mooring buoy banging into the hull at times when the wind and current were opposed. Being so close to the City made it easy to explore and we spent many … Continue reading

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A Week Cruising The ICW On Our ‘Canal Boat’

Having filled up with water and washed 7 weeks of laundry in the excellent front loading machines with hot water, we were all set to head north on the ICW to St Augustine for Easter. There was a strong current … 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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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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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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Exploring Lago de Izabal On ‘Horizons’

Jeff invited us for another mini-holiday last week and this time we headed west to the 25 mile wide Lake Izabal. During the mornings it was very calm but the wind can kick up in the afternoons and it isn’t … Continue reading

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Week Learning Spanish In San Pedro La Laguna

On Saturday 9 July we met Alex from Rio Dulce Travel, at 0630 for our journey to Lake Atitlan, west of Guatemala City. Richard and Kay from ‘Atalanta’ and Tony and Anne from ‘Argosea’ joined us. We booked a 16 … 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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