While we wait for a vacancy on the boatyard we go for a wander through the rainbow streets of Cartagena and the colonial architecture of the city and get entangled in their Caribbean vibe celebrating their independence from the Spanish Empire with a Carnival party.
It’s time to finally leave San Blas, our home for awhile. Its a bittersweet moment but we are excited for what awaits us. Cartagena is 204 miles from us and Margarida is knocked out asleep, a secondary effect of the seasick pills she took, well she’s not getting seasick anymore. I cover the day shift and Margarida is in charge of the night. Press Play and join us!
On this week’s episode we go through the preparation for our upcoming trip to Colombia, where we will be doing maintenance on Freedom!
Margarida wants to go wakeboarding but with the big croc back we go searching for a nice spot where she won’t get eaten. I know of just the spot. Also, a thunderstorm hits us during the afternoon and I watch it like TV. It is an awesome display for me but Margarida is not so impressed.
I miss a fish and work out that my spear is shooting left so I conduct a but of an experiment to work out what I must do to shoot fish with a bent shaft.
And Margarida has some fun feeding sharks. She really is a trooper 🦈
We get a strange visit in the middle of the night in our lonely lagoon that freaks me out a bit. I also have a close encounter with a hammerhead shark and I tell a story about my first hammerhead encounter.
We enter a lagoon full of reefs at the right time of day but we can’t see into the water because it is too smooth, so up goes the drone to help. We also do something completely different and visit another cave… And we tune our new dinghy propeller for better performance.
Since I got back, Peter has been itching to check out the Hollandes wreck. Neptune offered us a glassy see in order to go and explore this small cargo ship that ended up on the reef once again to an engine failure. Unfortunately recurrent event around the world. The day begins well and ends with deliciousness with our first ever lobster barbecue. I surrender 🙂
Tomorrow we are departing for Cuba for 2 months or so around the southern part of the country.
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Fair wind for us and talk to you soon.
Margarida & Plukky
First a message to you good people out there…
…and then we go sailing with the Indigenous Gunas. It is a new experience for Margarida and I. We are both amazed at how simple the rig is and the components that make it up.
What do you do when someone anchors too close to you?….well don’t do what I did…it isn’t good for your health but I think he got the message.