UPDATE: It's Noon on 4/30 and we're tied up at Tortugal Marina in Guatemala. It was a hot calm day motoring down to Tres Puntas, our anchorage across from the mouth of the Rio and hot again the next morning when we attempted to cross the bar. But yet again, despite a published tide of 2 feet, we needed help. Tipped over and powering ahead we made it through the shallow areas and anchored off Livingston. After checking into the country and a nice lunch with buddy boats Cordelia and Wahoo, we motored up to Texan Bay. That night Dave and his guest John entertained us at Mike's restaurant. And this morning on another scorching day Scott Free had her last day underway. She's tucked in now for the season and Scott & I are below with blessed air conditioning cooling down our body temperatures. It's 98 degrees and the humidity is very high.
Plans are to get the boat ready this week, take the bus to Antigua on Sunday May 7 and fly to Washington DC on 5/9. We'll be back in Vermont in another week or so.
UPDATE AGAIN - We're back in Maryland and Washington DC after a nice stay in Antigua at Chez Daniel and then excellent flights on Avianca through El Salvador to Dulles Airport. Unusually we enjoyed the trip as we did it with new friends Patrick and Sean from S/V Islander. We met Patrick in Isla Mujeres while he was on his own. Sean joined him as crew and they sailed down to the Rio a few days behind us. Unfortunately they had miserable weather and so were pretty happy to have Islander settled down at Tortugal and return home to Ireland. It was great fun company!
|We said sad good-byes to our very good friends Uli & Thomas|
from Toriba. They took off for the 3 day trip up to Key West
the day before we took off for Belize.
|Eleven friends join up for a celebration dinner upon our|
arrival in Belize.
|Heather, Patrick, Sean and Scott. We traveled back from Guatemala with them|