I’m finally getting my new blog kicked off. The old site at http://www.sailblogs.com/member/blessedlady/ was cumbersome to maintain and, quite frankly, I was unhappy with Sailblog’s service. It will remain available until I get the old posts transferred over to WordPress, so you can visit my past there if you’re interested. In between times I’ve been posting to Facebook and I hope to get much of that onto WordPress as well. My friend, Dartanyon Race (How’s that for a cool name?) is doing the legwork for me. He does this for a living, so stand by for links to his sites.
Mabrouka and I are in Golfito, Costa Rica right now. Frankly I don’t find much of interest to write about here just yet. It seems like a place you come to to go to other places. For me it was primarily a safe harbor to rest up from nearly four months of gunk holing down the west coast of Central American. Before early August, the last slip Mabrouka enjoyed was in Bahia Del Sol, El Salvador in mid-May. The interim has seen anchoring in everything from gale force winds at Punta Amapala on Golfo Fonseca to intoxicating evening skies over Bahia Santa Elena in northernmost Costa Rica.
The sailboat Gaia has been my constant companion since we departed Marina Chiapas in Puerto Madero, Mexico. Bob and Irma have become the best of friends as is so often the case when the furnace of cruising together is forging the bonds. Make no mistake, others (Terry on No Fronteras and Chris and Shawna on Sirena) have shared in the bonding process as well.
It should only be another week or two until we make the next jump, a sixty-plus mile trip into Panama. In the meantime, stay tuned for updates on whatever we find to do in Golfito and Golfo Dulce.