We waited at Marina del Sol, Isla Mujeres for a few days while a strong north front swept through. It was nice to be in the Makacax Lagoon, instead of out suffering in the big harbor. Safe and comfortable, not dragging anchor with a dozen other boats. The grass in the harbor is poor holding.Continue reading “Sailed the Yucatan Channel”
Did you know that Belize belongs to the Commonwealth and King Charles the III is its sovereign? Beside being the nicest, most generous and helpful people the Belizean are a very colorful and diverse people coming from many cultures and languages. The official language is English but on the street, between themselves, they speak BelizeanContinue reading “Colorful Belize”
While most of North America is under freezing temperatures here in Belize it “dropped to 78.” And, the wind has been playing with us. While we have been staying in a hotel on the beach with the boat anchored within sight, it’s the second morning that we awakened to find out that the boat wasContinue reading “Moment by moment discovery”
We all traveled to San Pedro in the Ambergris Cays: the kids and Ori took a flight to Belize City and Oz, with a crew member, called Nacho, sailed from Mexico. It took them about a week from Isla Mujeres to San Pedro. It took us 4 hours to Belize City and a couple moreContinue reading “Belize”
Actually Cozumel is wonderful. We have good weather to anchor west of the island, just off from Capitania del Puerto. We are clearing out of Mexico and sailing south. Troy heads home. Nacho and I sail on. We’ll get our Zarpe. A formal marine departure document.
Today we (Oz, Troy and Nacho) will depart Isla Mujeres (for good?) and sail to Cozumel. Oz has messaged with our friend Issac and we can stay at his mooring for two nights. Nice! We’ll have an easy sail with north wind in the morning veering to east later. less than 10 knots. We mayContinue reading “Depart Isla Mujeres for Cozumel”
We have arrived back on the boat, mid.December.2022 and finished the refit. Andreas, a local sailor, helped me immensely. We fixed the three diesel engines, the four heads, raised the sails, extended the electrical system (including multiple ammeters). (Why do we need multiple ammeters? We have six sources of energy to change the batteries, andContinue reading “Sailing the Yucatan Channel”
Oz has returned to the boat, alone, in late August. Hauling 90 pounds of gear, paying duty on $300 at 19%. Oh well. Lots of small fixups to do, but the major work is a new stovetop. Furrion – very nice. Lots and lots of other small fixups.
We sailed down the west coat of Cozumel to the southwest point. A fabulous marine park “Cielo” (means heaven). Popular, but quite large and not crowded.ere We found one of the park’s mooring balls and just hung out. Swimming and drinking iced tea. No fishing allowed. Jose and Carla and Issac and his sister –Continue reading “Cielo Marine Park on Cozumel”
We left Isla Mujeres at 7:30, expecting weak winds and flat seas on the 50 nm (nautical mile) trip to Cozumel. The weather held. We were on the sails an hour or two: 8 knots of wind, probably 4 knots of forward motion, subtract 2 knots north current (against us). 2 knots SOG (speed overContinue reading “Coasting to Cozumel”