We were very happy to be back on land after trip 3, it was a bit of a challenging one thats for sure! We started on the back foot when we blew up our main generator 3 days before the trip! Jez bought another smaller one just so we could get the refrigeration going, but that one blew up also an hour before the guests arrived! So that made my job extra hard as I had to keep food fresh for 15 people in esky’s! Not only did we have no AC power but we also had our share of bad weather. A few of the nights saw all 3 of us crew up on the deck in the middle of the night with torches resetting anchors – all in a weeks work. Luckily our very relaxed guests took it all in their stride and never complained to the sleep deprived crew.
The passage to Colombia was the roughest sea’s that we have had yet – early in to the trip we were hit by a squall with 50 knot winds and Matt and I were on deck reefing the main sheet while Captiva and her guests watched on as we were battered around – definitely a way to get the heart pumping!
Another great trip though that leaves us wondering how we are so lucky every time we get to come back to the San Blas, more great people to meet, exceptional diving, and even I am eating the tuna (in very small portions)!
A week stop over in Cartagena and we are off to Panama again on Wednesday. We got a tip off from one of the guests that he is going to propose to his girlfriend which will make for an exciting party on board no doubt! Will fill you in on how that goes soon.