After arriving to Rio Dulce its time to work on the engine again. We meet an Aussie with a german accent who helps us improve the output of our alternator and give us some practical advice on solar and MPPT controllers.
We arrived to Guatemala on a week of festivities and every year on the 14th of September the day before Guatemala Independance day Guatemalans and cruisers gather to participate on a stage pirate attack to San Felipe de Lara Castle and we couldn’t miss it.
We arrive to Fronteras the river town in Guatemala where we going to stay for the next couple of months to wait out the hurricane season. We take you on a tour through a day in town, where to provision and most important where to go for a dip.
On this episode we sail to Rio Dulce, Guatemala, the holy grail of the hurricane holes in the caribbean. Getting in Guatemala start’s well, NOT! We try to contact the Port Caption to get information how to cross the bar but no response and quickly we realize the reality of living in Guatemala regarding safety. However Rio Dulce doens’t dissapoint and show us their enchanted jungle – the green caribbean.
We leave Sapodilla Cayes to Tom Owen’s Caye where we find a very unusual Shell House, made of Conch shells. Invited by the owners we take a tour through the house and its history. It’s time to leave Belize but not before we visit the tiniest island ever with no name.
We say goodbye to our friend Duane and pay a little visit to Placencia, a fishing village with a cool cultural vibe. Here we try to find a dinghy and outboard but no luck so we decide to head to the reef and explore Northeast Sapodilla Caye where we found another wreck.