February 5 to 7th, 2013, Passage from Cayos Viverillo to Ambergris Caye, Belize
I gotta keep working on the lettered animals if I’m gonna make it through the alphabet before we’re off the boat.
We did see some magnificent dolphins on our way to Ambergris Caye.
February 2 to 3, 2013 From Providence, Colombia to Cayos Viverillo, Honduras
We had a good passage: about 170 miles through the water (nearly 200 over ground because we had the current helping us). We sailed to weather mostly and did one fairly short tack of motoring into wind to put us in a good position to carry on sailing. On the way, we almost caught a big dorado — it got away just as we were trying to get it into the boat. At sunset, we caught another, slightly smaller one*. I reeled it in — I was completely casual about this process because I was convinced it was just another piece of seaweed. When I saw it was a fish, I got Pete to land it for me.
*The one that got away is always bigger.
February 1st, 2013, Providence, Colombia
The guide books listed hiking at the top of the what-to-do-in-Providencia list. Petra signed up Pete, me and herself for a guided trip. We negotiated a start time of 7am. We wanted to do the bulk of the hike while it was still relatively cool.
January 26th, 2013, Providence, Colombia
Our friends Dick and Petra came over in their dinghy from their boat Sally Lightfoot (an aluminum monohull) and joined us for a sunset drink and a nice chat. We met them in San Andrés, and then we are both anchored at Providencia.
January 29th, 2013, Providence, Colombia
Here are some pictures from our clockwise circumnavigation (by golf cart) of Providence. Providence is even smaller than its sister San Andrés. However, it took us just as long to circumnavigate because we got stuck at Roland’s reggae beach bar at the bottom of the island. First we were distracted by the beauty of the beach and then detained by the 2 hours plus that it took for our lunch to arrive. [It was so delicious that we almost forgave Roland for the long wait.]
January 30th, 2013, Providence, Colombia
Tony decided to wait for us in the main square instead of joining a boring troll through the grocery store.
Mr. Robinson encountered Tony in the main square. Mr. Robinson was initially hoping for a little money. However, when he discovered that Tony was English, he took the opportunity to berate him for abandoning Providence to the Spanish in 1672.