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Reply #1590 on: March 08, 2018, 01:22:02 PM
Hi y'all,
I'll be disappearing for a few days as we must check out of Belize tomorrow and sail back down to Guatemala. Then we must prepare for our next BIG adventure! More to come on that later  ;)      ;D        :boat:


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Reply #1591 on: March 08, 2018, 05:49:05 PM
Have a safe trip. Are you going headhunting in the jungle again? :2funny:
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Reply #1592 on: March 08, 2018, 08:07:51 PM
 :boat: stay safe


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Reply #1593 on: March 08, 2018, 08:44:42 PM
Val have a good trip, plain sailing and we will hear from you when you reach Guatemala. Take care,


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Reply #1594 on: March 08, 2018, 09:34:13 PM
 :doh:  Dennis, there's only one head I'm coming after....  :knuppel2:     :2funny:


We'll be tucking PJ away early this year and visiting a new country...with a mission in mind!  ^-^




Thank you Nolan, hoping the weather will be kind. Two water spouts outside the harbour this morning! Should settle out tonight.  ::)


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Reply #1595 on: March 08, 2018, 09:35:48 PM
Thank you Patricia, will speak (type) to you anon.  :wave:


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Reply #1596 on: March 09, 2018, 12:00:15 AM
I never saw a water spout when I was sailing, and I don't think I really want to see one up close and personal. Please stay away from them and other dangerous sea monsters on your trip. I hope, like Patricia, that you have plain sailing.


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Reply #1597 on: March 09, 2018, 05:16:26 AM
 :boat: safe travels Val.
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Reply #1598 on: March 09, 2018, 04:38:26 PM
Cheers,
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Reply #1599 on: March 14, 2018, 06:26:38 PM
Hello you lucky people! I'm back!  :eyesclosed:      :2funny:

I'll fill you in in just a bit, but first I have a few messages to respond to. Glad to see you've all been quite busy and kept off the streets  ;) so lots to catch up on!  :heeha:

 :boat:   Rough weather, slow going, a couple of days late.... but safe and sound.  Now I must get busy...  :nana:


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Reply #1600 on: March 15, 2018, 11:19:05 PM
Good to see you sailed in safely, Val.  :boat:
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Reply #1601 on: March 16, 2018, 12:12:48 AM
Thank you Cath, I wish it had been sail, would have loved that. Instead it was mirror flat so had to motor all the way down from Placencia, Belize to Tres Puntas, Guatemala.  :boat: 93F (34C) clear skies, and not a breath of wind.  :sweat:   The thing that made the trip longer was that the weather had been too rough prior to our leaving to allow a good bottom cleaning. Instead of leaving the next morning we stayed at anchor and Lloyd managed to remove a number of barnacles off of the props. We did a few other boat chores and made ready to cross over to Livingston to check in the next morning. Yikes! I had to get Lloyd up around 0530 as the winds were building along with the seas in the anchorage and we had to get underway. Thank goodness the props were cleaned as .... you guessed it, wind and 3-4' seas bang on the nose.  :faint: Only a minor thunderstorm that just drenched us before moving on. It was still slow going and at about 1/2 way across I looked back and there was a waterspout just about where we had been in the anchorage! There were two more down by the main port of Puerto Barrios! I'm hoping the photos come out ok, nasty sky! We completed the crossing, it took an extra hour bucking the seas and wind, and then calm as we entered the delta mouth of the Rio Dulce.
Our check-in went smoothly and we started up the Rio. The trip up through the gorge again took longer than usual so we spent the night anchored in my favourite anchorage, Gringo Bay. Spent a lovely quiet night and motored the following morning through the Golfete and and farther upriver to Catamaran Marina.
It seemed that everything was fighting our return to the river this trip. Possibly because it may be our last?


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Reply #1602 on: March 16, 2018, 08:04:40 PM
Val, it was interesting reading about your trip down and my suspenders are killing me. However, it is wonderful to have you back online and intact.


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Reply #1603 on: March 17, 2018, 06:05:10 PM
Ahoy Puddlejumper!


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Reply #1604 on: March 17, 2018, 09:34:39 PM
 :heeha: Ahoy Tecumseh!!!   :boat: Fancy meeting you here after all this time!  :yippee: I don't know how you came upon PB, but I certainly am thrilled you did! What are the odds? Never mind, probably couldn't afford the bet!  :cost:      :2funny:   Do let me know if I can be of any help around the site, who is going to be our next soon to be famous artiste... you or Dave?  :painting:   Both??   Hugs and a sloppy one  :-*