Saturday, May 2, 2015

La Providencia, Columbia

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After 2 1/2 days of steering the boat by hand, we finally arrived, tired but safe in La Providencia, Columbia... A tiny, beautiful Island off the coast of Nicaragua.  The trip was 365nm from Roatan and the weather held up well.  Unfortunately, the wind was either dead, or on our nose so we motorsailed almost the whole way...  We left Honduras with a broken autopilot so we hand steered for the WHOLE trip!

Now that we are here, we have learned that there is nothing we can do about getting it fixed before we arrive in Panama.  Fortunately, it is only another 185nm...  A piece of cake!   

We plan to be here in La Providencia for 3 or 4 weeks...  

Here are some pictures from the last week.  Some taken before we left Roatan...

Shelley and I with Denex at Herbies!

Denex and Darwin

Fred and Stephanie

Gerry, the greatest dockmaster - EVER!

Sunday afternoon concert at the marina!

Shelley and I - way too happy!

Ok, maybe just I was too happy!

Ukulele lessons on Blowin' Bubbles

Shelley is in Heaven! - MANGO SEASON!

Approaching  La Providencia

More soon!

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