Costa Rica Days 5 thru 7 – Isla Cedros & Jesusita to Bahia Guacamaya

I stayed two nights in the wonderful, quiet, still anchorage of Cedros & Jesusita.  It gave me time to catch up on my sleep and to complete the chores, cleaning and re-organization I should have done before I left the dock in Golfito. Not the first time I have managed to stress myself by notContinue reading “Costa Rica Days 5 thru 7 – Isla Cedros & Jesusita to Bahia Guacamaya”

W’ere Finally on the Way to Mexico

After taking three days to Check-out of Costa Rica. And you think Vietnam is bureaucratic! Stay Tuned Track our progress at the link above that says, “Where is D Now?”    

Oh, How I Miss My Navionics’s Charts

Costa Rica Day 3 As soon as my eyes opened due to the light thru my porthole.  I got up; it was time to get out of here. My night was not as restful as it should have been.  I was eager to get to the next stop which as I had read about onContinue reading “Oh, How I Miss My Navionics’s Charts”

A Long Day & Longer Night

Central America Cruise Summary Day 2 Tuesday, 18 July.  After waking up so many times I stopped counting, I was glad to see the dawn so I could get out of this spot.  Now I’ll tell you why: I had gone to bed by 20:00 hours, having spent more than an hour futzing with anchorsContinue reading “A Long Day & Longer Night”

Dauntless Starts Moving North

Central America Cruise Summary Day 1 Monday, 17 July 2017.  Up at the crack of dawn. I had told Sergio, we were leaving at 06:00.  I hadn’t heard from him in two days, so… that normally means he changed his mind.  I can’t begin to tell you the number of times I’ve corresponded with peopleContinue reading “Dauntless Starts Moving North”

Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back in the Water

I left the marina finally. Southern Costa Rica is like Vietnam, hot, 30° and humid.  Maybe more humid.  But that thought prompted me to check the latest obs from VVTS, Tansonnhat Int’l. Nope, their morning dew point is 77°, while it was only 72° this morning in Golfito. In any case, after the stress of leavingContinue reading “Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back in the Water”

Spring Cleaning

Since spring happens once a year in most places, one would think that spring cleaning is a yearly event. Though not on Dauntless.  With a surely, lazy crew, when I have even thought about a through reorganization, the look I see in the mirror is downright mutinous. Of course, besides being, Master, Captain, Skipper, IContinue reading “Spring Cleaning”

An Opportunity

The plan is coming together. With my new USCG Document clutched in my sweaty hand, Dauntless and I will get underway in July. It will be three months of moving north to winter in northern Mexico.  So, the trip that started in Ireland a year ago will come to a close this fall. But IContinue reading “An Opportunity”

As One Chapter Ends Another Begins

Asia, via the North Pacific is still the medium-term goal. But now that transiting the Panama Canal, a set structure in time and space, has been done, I have time to take a breath. I want to enjoy the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia and Southeast Alaska.  These areas provide the spectacular scenery of Norway withContinue reading “As One Chapter Ends Another Begins”

Dauntless Arrives in Costa Rica

In a trip that started the last days of May 2016. 300 days and 7,000 miles later, we backed into the slip at Fish Hook Marina in Golfito, Costa Rica. Last year, my goal was Mexico, I’m a few weeks and miles short of that goal, but all in all, I’m happy. Well, maybe ecstatic. My euphoria has been enhancedContinue reading “Dauntless Arrives in Costa Rica”

Four Months & 6,000 Miles for Dauntless & Her Intrepid Crew

The table below has our tentative cruising plan for the next four months.  While the dates are somewhat tentative, you know me, I like sticking to the plan. A few explanations about the below chart: The tentative arrival date is just that, but the departure date from the previous port can be derived from theContinue reading “Four Months & 6,000 Miles for Dauntless & Her Intrepid Crew”

The Plan Evolves

Where I now and where am I going? So, it took two car rides, four trains, one bus and two airplanes to get home, having spent the last month in Ireland, Germany and England. It’s great to have the ability to travel; it’s great to visit my wonderful, generous friends and it’s great to beContinue reading “The Plan Evolves”