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Life presents itself with opportunities and coming to visit the Morrin family on the final weeks of their three-year adventure afloat Rafikki, was one that I knew I could not pass up.  As I embarked upon this trip with my 18-year-old daughter Emily, I realized that this was indeed a trip that would be out of…

The Bahamas

We have been in the Bahamas since early December and the theme of our time here has really been friends and weather. We have welcomed Paula and Steve from Florida, the Wiebes from the far North, Uncle Wally from the Prairies, Moma from Victoria and will pick up Uncle Hugh this week in Nassau and finally…

Derecho

January 6, 2016: We have spent the last three weeks in the Bahamas and fill our days with beach volley ball, walks in the surf, and lots of socializing.  Christmas was celebrated with a huge potluck followed by an evening bonfire, and everyone is enjoying the social atmosphere and relative civility of Georgetown.  The anchorage is…

The Pearl of the Antilles

As we approached Cuba on an incredibly calm sea, we were once again joined by these majestic creatures…..a fabulous welcome to an island we have become very fond of. On a vacation to Cuba several years ago we met the Hildago family and have stayed in touch over the years.  We had always planned to visit this…

Baptism by Fire

Weathermen – a pox on all their houses… After three fabulous weeks in Cartagena, carefully watching weather patterns and cancelling two intended departures, we finally had a window. “A trough settling over the region bringing light and variable winds with three foot seas”, sounded pretty good so with all systems working and six extra jerry…

A Visual Delight

We didn’t feel that our last blog entry did justice to the colourful streetscapes, architecture and people of Cartagena.  So we decided to dedicate an entire entry to the photos alone and let the pictures speak for themselves…

Cartagena, Jewel of the Caribbean

  Cartagena is the jewel of the Caribbean. The Old Town is littered with Spanish colonial buildings adorned with bougainvillea, intimate restaurants and boutique hotels discreetly tucked behind unpretentious facades. The pulsing rhythm of Colombian life animates the narrow streets with vendors selling crafts and the delicious barbecued meat-on-stick on every corner.  Rich in history…