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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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Moving East North Of The Reef & Isla De La Juventud

We had arrived at lunchtime, so ate and rested before watching a huge red sun going down. Within minutes of sunset the boat swung around 180 degrees but we had a calm night and plenty of sleep to make up … Continue reading

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Los Morros & Sheltering From Weather In The Cayos De La Leña

As you get towards Los Morros there is a buoy just as you enter the shallower water but all the others, save the 2 for the marina entrance, are missing. The water dramatically shallows from off the scale to 6 … Continue reading

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Passage From Isla Mujeres, Mexico To San Antonio, Cuba

I knew I was tempting fate writing that everything was working on the boat! The few hours before we left Mexico for the SW tip of Cuba, were spent trying to work out why we didn’t have any shore power, … Continue reading

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Not Cuba Bound Quite Yet

A short weather window has arrived after a nasty front passed through the area on Monday. The wind suddenly clocked around to the northwest and we had a bouncy night with the waves coming directly into the anchorage and through … 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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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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Over The Bar Into The Stunning Rio Dulce – Then The Night From Hell

Our 3 days getting to Nana Juana Marina in the Rio Dulce, Guatemala were eventful to say the least. We had to endure 3 thunderstorms, being dragged over the shallow mud bar at the Rio entrance, then getting stuck and … Continue reading

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Visiting Belize’s Offshore Atolls & The Blue Hole

The 3 atolls are Turneffe, Lighthouse and Glovers, Turneffe being just 8 miles east of the barrier reef and our first stop. We left Placencia with ‘Moody Mistress’ to sail close to the wind for Garbutt Cay for an overnight … Continue reading

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