Greetings again from your guest correspondent now back home in California but still reporting about my experiences of On Delay life.
We had an excellent 24 hour beam-reach sail from Cartegena to the San Blas islands. Siggy and Hilary took a couple of watches from me and Gayle so it was a cushy trip for all but Pete and Tony (but they like sailing).
There are no interwebs here. I am sending this on a slow, creaky, edge network. But, the islands are picture perfect. And, yesterday, we bought fresh fish and molas from Kuna people who came up to the boat in dugout canoes.
Wren, of Wren & Laura, our recent and most wonderful boat guests, left me (Jane) with a Word doc of her observations and musings about life on On Delay and Colombia. I’m thinking that many of you will be interested in her perspective. I plan to post Wren’s words in a series of short blogs over the next week or so.
Ruitoque, Floridablanca, Colombia, Sunday, November 4th, 2012
Tony and Jane meet up with On Delay’s latest guests, Siggy and Hilary, and explore the Santander department with lots of help and hosting from our wonderful Colombian friend Jaime and his (equally wonderful) family. This is the first blog about our adventures in Santander.
On Sunday afternoon, Jaime took us to Ruitoque — a parasailing location par excellence. There is a very professional club (Las Aguilas) that offers tandem flights. Tony, Jane, Sonia, Juan David, and Sarita (ages 15 to 50+) signed up for 20 minute flights.
Zipaquirá, Colombia, October 13, 2012
Pete and Gayle, Robb and Jen, and Tony and Jane hired the hotel driver for the day and set off from Bogotá to visit a famous tourist attraction, the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, about an hour’s drive away.