TIME: 2016/01/03 14:09
COMMENT: Beach House – En Route – Isla Providencia, Columbia
Dear Group! (The Island of Utila in site to our south)
First, we had electronics issues and had to return to RAM Marina on the 1st. We left RAM after getting
it fixed at 10:30 a.m., did the 4 hour motor to Livingston down the Rio Dulce and then checked out.
We departed Livingston over the river bank (which gets down to 4 feet deep!) and we were off. The weather
seemed favorable, but we had a lousy first night doing the \”Utila Bounce\” as it\’s known around here.
Things have settled and we have a very complex weather window. We have about 5-8 hours to make a final decision, but
I suspect we\’ll press on to get around Punta Gracias Adios (more on that later).
Isla Providencia is actually owned by Columbia, but about 300 miles NORTH of mainland Columbia. Once there and settled,
a few days to the San Blas Islands of Panama should be an easier trip.
As this one is going, we\’d be to Providencia on the 5th or 6th.
I can\’t miss the opportunity to note that today would have been Cindy\’s 56th birthday and yesterday, my Mom\’s 79th…
The Universe proceeds, with or without us.
Hugs to you all.
Nikki has been tough, it\’s been an uncomfortable first night.
Scott with now sleeping Nikk