|Anchored in the Rio Chagres|
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
|Boogie boarding boat buddies|
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
|Sand monsters! Photo by Marie-Claude Osterrath|
|Photo by Marie-Claude Osterrath|
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The water in the Cartagena anchorage is extremely icky. That is a nautical term that means gross things float through the dirty water and lots of stuff grows on the boat's bottom. After only ten days, our engines showed their displeasure by running hot (port engine) and stopping altogether (starboard) as we motored out of the anchorage. Our friends on Amelie IV had dark smoke coming out of their exhaust.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
|One of the many sculptures in Cartagena--Fernando Botero|
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
When we were in Grenada, various cruisers were planning to be in "Cartagena for Christmas." Besides the obvious alliterative appeal, Cartagena and Christmas go together. In early December, there were lights along the streets of the town center, trees in various plazas, and lights on the buildings. Santa and his elves were at the mall. There was a Christmas parade, complete with fireworks, which was followed by many more fireworks the next night. But, as it turns out, we have decided not to spend Christmas in Cartagena.