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Tag: Belize

Guatemala… Finally

Arrived in Guatemala (whoo hoo!) after departing from Florida and sailing across the path of Hurricane Gustav. All safe and sound and there are over 1,000 new photos to see on Flickr.

I’m just getting started with the organization, titling, and captioning of the photos but they are there to be viewed.

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Sunset, Belize Cayes.

Sunset, Belize Cayes. Click to view larger.

Caloosahatchie to Rio Dulce, Day 8

August 31, 2008 Sunday

I slept until 9:00 A.M. Nancy went swimming, then we started up the engine and continued our voyage. We left the “plateau” we had anchored on in only 15 feet of water, and got into deeper water, 50 to 60 feet, and headed south. It was an uneventful day watching the Belize coast go by. At Placencia we did a “drive by”. Bert slowed the boat as we passed Placencia very closely while I searched for an open WiFi signal, found one, and retrieved the phone numbers we wanted. I had never tried “war driving” from a boat before and thought it was hilarious that we succeeded.

Nancy swimming off the stern.

Nancy swimming off the stern. The boat is anchored but the safety line is necessary because of the very strong current here. Click to view larger.

Not sure exactly where this is. I believe it’s off the coast of Southern Mexico, north of Belize. Click to view larger.

Coast of Placencia, Belize.

Coast of Placencia, Belize. Click to view larger.

Placencia, Belize

Placencia, Belize. Click to view larger.

Early evening we pulled in behind Great Monkey Cay. Bert did some exploring, poking Vagabond’s nose into this and that bay and inlet. We went aground three times. Then Bert chose a spot just off Great Monkey Cay where we dropped anchor for the night. Bert and Nancy went swimming while I took photos of the beautiful sunset and some night shots of Vagabond. The air here is wonderful and it’s very peaceful. There was a light breeze and distant lightning. I made a satphone call to my daughter and also sent her an email via Winlink. We got to sleep around midnight.

Off the coast of Belize, south of Placencia

Off the coast of Belize, south of Placencia. Click to view larger.

Bert at the helm of M/V Vagabond, off the coast of Belize, near Monkey Caye

Bert at the helm of M/V Vagabond, off the coast of Belize, near Monkey Caye. Click to view larger.

Sunset near Great Monkey Caye, Belize

Sunset near Great Monkey Caye, Belize. Click to view larger.

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