Santa Marta, Colombia, September 29th, 2012
We got off to a great start. The new marina in Santa Marta is really nicely setup and they are trying hard to establish themselves. Great customer service: the dockmaster is John from Los Angeles so communication is easy; and he helped translate when the electrician came.
We checked out of Aruba on Tuesday afternoon (Sept 25th) and arrived in Colombia around midday on Thursday (Sept 27th). We sailed about 275 miles.
Here on On Delay, we just love the breadfruit. Gayle and I went to the market in Port of Spain, and I bought a breadfruit. We’d had it in Grenada, in oildown and other dishes, but we had yet to prepare it on the boat. Continue reading
What happens when half the crew leaves the other half of the crew onboard On Delay? Well, when the half that left is typically the half that works on the postings and the stories, then you, our reading public, is left sort of, out in the cold.
… Lucky the cat, On Delay’s first feline visitor.
Oranjestad, Aruba, Thursday September 6th, 2012
Trinidad to Aruba, August 26th to 29th, 2012
At 12:30 am, On Delay slipped away from the dock at Power Boats boatyard where she’d been for two weeks.
Trinidad, August 24, 2012
Lots of people told us that when in Trinidad we had to go to Maracas Bay and eat bake and shark: Gypsy (Tony’s Trini friend from SF), the hostess in the nice restaurant in Port of Spain, the contractor working on the boat, all suggested bake and shark. And, the amazing Harripaul actually took us to eat bake and shark at the famous Maracas Bay.
Aruba, September 2, 2012
Dear On Delay Blog Readers,
We are requesting your help in identifying this fruit.
September 1, 2012
We had some excitement on On Delay. We almost lost of our dinghy; we hadn’t fastened it securely enough to the boat when we returned from grocery shopping. If it hadn’t been for our sharp-eyed and quick swimming guests, we’d have lost it (or at least suffered the embarrassment of having it returned to us by one of our neighbours in the anchorage).
Aruba, August 30th, 2012
Dr. and Mrs. Peter J. Gualfetti, new members of the prestigious Corinthian Yacht Club in California are seen headed to the Bucuti Yacht Club in Aruba.