Thursday, 23 February 2012

November 2011 - PASSAGE TO MEXICO

We left the Rio Dulce in company with SV "Jocks Lodge" (Iain & Jan) en-route to Isla Mujeres, Mx.  We encountered adverse weather conditions and detoured into Belize seeking shelter.  After days of anchoring and staying on the boat, so as not to have to check into Belize, we continued on, in less then ideal conditions.  SV "Jocks Lodge" stayed in Belize and ended up there for the season.  Iain & Jan bussed up to Mexico (more to follow on our adventures together in future postings).

Passat II, Jock's Lodge & Cabaret in Texan Bay anchorage.

Iain & Jan off SV "Jock's Lodge" .

Exploring the Mangrove swamps at Texan Bay.

Looking for Manatees at the nature reserve.  No luck this trip.

Dingy dock at the nature preserve.

Our agent Raoul in Livingston signing us out of Guatemala.

Sv "Jock's Lodge" off Tres Puntas, Bay of Honduras.

Sandra keeps watch underway.

Dolphin family joins us at the bow.

SV "Jock's Lodge" gives way under the unwritten "Double Tonnage" rule.

Self appointed "Mayor" trades lobster for books & beer.

SV "Passat II" waiting out weather at Drowned Cays, Belize. (photo by Jock's Lodge)

Belize fishermen underway at English Cay as we head out to Mexico.

1 comment:

Bill Tait - Taku Tori said...

We sailed with Iian & Jan and had a great time. Haven't heard from them since we reached Australia. If you see them we wish them well and thank them for their hospitality and friendship.

Bill & Sandy
Taku Tori