Ep.207 Sailing with The Boys Part 2

We continue the saga of Plukky, Dougy and Adam, our dynamic intrepid trio, sailing to Panama. We have a flooded front cabin, an engine that keeps overheating and very flat batteries forcing us to steer whenever possible. Will they be able to sail in through the channels in the reef without their problematic Yanmar and get to the safe anchorage of Linton Bay, Panama or will they be dashed upon the reef and be fish food? The final chapter is here and now.

Ep.206 Sailing with the boys Part 1

Sorry for losing a week, as you may know San Blas its not know for having much phone service aka internet.  We hope this video makes it for the lost week.

The trip to Panama was expected to be all plain sailing. Does that sound right? OF course not. We broke and fixed the autopilot, the motor couldn’t be run for more than 10 minutes because it kept on overheating, we flooded the front cabin and our batteries almost were drained flat. Yep, sounds right. But the sailing was great which made up for all the problems down below.
We also give a run down about the pirate situation around Honduras and Nicaragua and the Gordo Banks and offer alternative solutions about dealing with pirates. These may or may not be good ideas. We learn more about the crew and what Plukky is made of.

Ep.204 Leaving Rio Dulce – Guatemala

Sorry for losing a week, as you may know San Blas its not know for having much phone service aka internet.  We hope this video makes it for the lost week.

Margarida has gone for family reasons and I find 2 patreons to come and help me sail to Panama. Dougy is a Canadian who has raced very small boats but Adam is new to the game and wishes to know what it is all about. We leave the beautiful Rio going again through the magnificent gorges and check out of Livingston, at the mouth of the Rio Dulce. But getting across the bar is another story with us standing a very good chance of not making it due to our 6 feet 4 inch draft.
Before we leave the Rio, I give some tips to cruisers who may wish to visit Rio Dulce to make it a little easier.

Ep. 201 Three Volcanos & one Lake

After exploring Antigua we decide to pay a visit to the largest indigenous market in Central America -Chichicastenango. This famous town is the ideal setting to admire the amazing living of the Mayan culture, abounding in colour, mysticism and a great diversity of products. Not yet tired of being a tourist we head to Lake Atitlan where we night hike to a peak to see the sunrise over the lake and overlook the 3 impressive volcanos that surround the lake.