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Dec 25, 2008 - Rio Dulce / Lake Izabal

The place we're staying at is sooo nice, it's right on the water and surrounded by jungle. Swimming pool and everything! My hair is a complete mess though, god damn humidity! went on a boat trip down the river to Livingston and back. On the way there we stopped at this little hut on the river and drank from some coconuts, only Q5. The dude chopped off the top and stuck a straw in it. It was pretty neat. After that, on to a set of waterfalls just a bit past livingston ( you could see the coast of belize from that spot). So we hiked up to...

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Dec 4, 2008 - Heading Out

We joined the exodus of cruising vessels leaving the Rio on a schedule that quite accidentally copied that of last year's departure and we both felt that we were leaving a different Rio than the one we left a year ago. We took on fuel and provisions and headed back to Texan Bay to wait for the weather window. Thurs morning, one last check of the weather sites and we were off. We anchored briefly in Livingston for check out with Raul, our agent who had all our documents ready from information we had emailed him the day before. He has a kid...

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Jun 5, 2008 - Overnight

Overnight Passage - Take 2! The morning of June 5th dawned bright, clear and calm. In order to travel overnight and arrive in the Sapodilla Islands we knew that we really shouldn't get away till later in the day. Calm weather like this is a Godsend, however so we untied from our mooring ball and set off about 7 a.m. For about an hour in the morning we enjoyed the company of an enormous school of dolphins, at least 100 the Captain assures me. I was napping in preparation for the long night ahead and John woke me to see the friendly little...

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Feb 26, 2008 - Placencia

Well we got up this morning in our little place on the beach and the water was calm and turqoise and we decided to stay one more place - free internet access afterall....oh and the swimming! So finally Wynne and Maeve created their first "house" for snow white - you may know what we mean.......and for those of you who get thoer desks, backpacks and cubbies and even rooms tidied by Wynne ......you'll be glad to know she tidied up the beach. So tomorrow instead we head south and are trying to get to stay in the most remote Mayan village...

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Jan 15, 2008 - Rio Dulce

Oh, oh, wat hou ik mijn verhalen weer goed bij... Haha, niet echt. Maar doe mijn best, dus... Geen commentaar! Weinig gedaan in Rio Dulce. Na het inchecken mijn hutje opgezocht en had gelijk al bezoek. Er hingen twee vleermuizen boven mijn bed... Hhhmm, of ik daar nou zo blij mee moest zijn? Zodra ik de lamp aan deed vlogen ze weer naar buiten, had geen ramen namelijk alleen een gapend gat. Maar ja, ze hingen wel recht boven mijn kussen, dus... Heb maar van hok gewisseld met onze Braziliaanse Indiana Jones! Die had een soort van...

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Dec 4, 2007 - The journey

The longer you stay in one place, the more difficult it is to move on. After calling Marios Marina in Rio Dulce, Guatemala home for 5 months we finally broke free on Sat. Dec 1st to begin our next adventure. It seemed fitting that we spend that first night away from the marina anchored out in front of Fronteras, as we did that night 5 months ago before finding our slip at Marios. Amazing how time changes perspective. Back then Fronteras was overwhelmingly offensive to me and yet now it is familiar and not at all threatening. From the noise...

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Nov 1, 2007 - Livingston

I ate my BLT on the one of the docks enjoying being in the midst of a bunch of sailboats, dangling my feet in the water and watching the boats go by with a nasty looking storm rolling towards in the distance. I was really intranced by the storm, it had a really scary beauty to it, distinct formations that were colliding together and rolling upwards into their thunderheads. The Lancha slid into the dock, literally, and then had some trouble re-adjusting to get into position for me. There very about 15 or so travlers already on board. I...

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Jul 24, 2007 - Río Dulce/Lake Izabal, Guatemala

So after 4 days of being in Antigua Lucy and I were off to Rio Dulce. We lucked out big time on our trip over to the river, we had a coach bus, with only one person to each seat (amazing concept that you put only one person in a seat that's only suppose to seat 1..lol) and AC! It was fantastic! When we got to Rio Dulce we had to take a really tiny boat to our ¨hotel¨ which was actually in Tijax. I put hotel in quotes because it was actually a spider (really big, hairy, scary wolf spiders bigger than my hand!) infested wooden shack without a...

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Jul 3, 2007 - Paradise Found in Placencia

Planning to stop for one last night in Belize, we dropped anchor by the charming seaside village of Placencia. It was the most comfortable anchorage we have found so far on this trip and we agreed almost immediately that although we were a mere 51 nautical miles from Guatamala, we would stay here and rest for a couple of days. We found Paradise when we stepped ashore and considered staying an extra day. Far off in the distance we can just make out the peaks of the Cockscombe range of the Maya Mountains reaching up into the clouds. Placencia...

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Jan 23, 2006 - Survivor Series - kayaking the islands off Placencia, Belize

The next stage of our travels was intended to be a tranquil, sunny, relaxing week of kayaking amongst the islands and reefs off the coast of Belize..... Not! Its already been raining and storming for four days - surely this will clear up for our kayaking tour..... Not! On the evening of Jan. 23, we met our new group and tour leader in Belize City - its still pouring rain - the one and only benefit of the horrible conditions is that it silences the local dogs and roosters for the night (Central America is infested with both - just about the...

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