Monthly Archives: February 2010

Another Viewpoint

[NOTE: This post is by Karen not Frank] I know it’s snowing where most of you are, but it is searing hot here, 95F in the shade, and NO wind. That makes for some very uncomfortable days. Fortunately, the internet … Continue reading

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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

Yesterday we accomplished one of our sightseeing goals here in Cartagena. We wanted to visit the large fortress called Castillo de San Felipe De Barajas. This well-preserved fort overlooks the city of Cartagena and is part of the fortifications including … Continue reading

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Colombia Slow Start

We haven’t been very productive from a tourism perspective so far in Colombia. We arrived on the weekend and spent two days before we found the agent we had been looking for to help with getting our clearance. Fortunately, some … Continue reading

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Google for Sailors

Today I thought I would highlight some Google products and tips sailors should be aware of to enhance your ability to share your experience, enhance your productivity, or even help with your cruising kitty. For years now, I’ve been writing … Continue reading

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Looking for Crew on Tahina

We have some long passages coming on Tahina, and would like to have some additional crew to help us with the sailing. The need for a constant watch 24-hours-a-day is more challenging with only two people on board. When we … Continue reading

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New photo content for Aruba

I’ve uploaded a bunch of photos today. First we have an album of photos from the passage to Cartagena (which I also added to yesterday’s long write-up about the trip). In this album are photos of our big fish catch! … Continue reading

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Passage to Cartagena, Colombia

For several weeks, we’ve been keeping an eye on the weather between Aruba and Cartagena. There’s an area just north of Cartagena that is notorious for strong winds. A river comes out to sea near Barranquilla and the contrary currents … Continue reading

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360 Panorama of Bushiribana Gold Smelter Ruins

As part of our Jeep Tour last Friday, we visited the Bushiribana Gold Smelter Ruins. The fort-like ruins were built out of stone in order to protect the property from potential pirates while they were processing gold found in Aruba. … Continue reading

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Aruba Part IV – Carnival Parade and 360 Panorama

On Sunday, our friends Andy and Aliza prepared to catch a flight. We moved to the marina the day before so they would have an easier time getting luggage off the boat and going to the airport. We also took … Continue reading

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Aruba Part III – Jeep Tour Plus

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