San Andres Island, Colombia

March 28, 2012
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March 20, 2012 After our not so ideal passage, we arrived on a beautiful, sunny, breezy day in San Andres at approximately 9 a.m.   Once through the well- marked channel we had two options: to either anchor in front of  Nene’s Marina near the fishing boats or to navigate carefully around a sandbar to anchor […]

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Transit to San Andres, Colombia

March 20, 2012
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We have safely arrived in San Andres, though not without a little drama. Sunday, the morning of our departure we questioned the wisdom of leaving.  It was raining hard with no sign of letting up.  Our radar showed us surrounded by squalls and the forecasts showed the weather deteriorating.  Monday was definitely the preferable day […]

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Still in Bocas

March 15, 2012
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Yes, we’re still in Bocas del Toro, Panama.   We had hoped to get out of here at the end of hurricane season last year but after listening to the warnings from local sailors about the dangers of venturing out into the Northwest Caribbean sea before spring, and their stories of cruisers losing their masts, or […]

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Merry Christmas

December 4, 2011
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Bolivia (Lake Titicaca, La Paz)

November 16, 2011
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Aug 29 It’s another early day as we bid farewell to Puno and head to Copacabana aboard a Tour Peru bus. Before you start singing the tune to Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana,” it’s not the same place. This Copacabana is located on the shore of LakeTiticaca in Bolivia, high in the snow-covered Andean mountain range. It […]

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Peru (Lake Titicaca)

October 26, 2011
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Aug 28 We returned to Puno to spend our last day in Peru exploring a couple of the islands on Lake Titicaca, the main attraction being the famous Uros floating reed islands. We considered spending an extra day and night here to take advantage of one of the many unique opportunities for a “homestay” with a […]

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Peru (Puno, Arequipa, Colca Canyon)

October 21, 2011
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Aug. 22 – 27 On August 22 we were up at the crack of dawn to start our full day of travel to Puno located on the shores of Lake Titicaca.   Although we could have gotten there on a short flight, or via the luxurious but expensive Andean Express train, we decided on the most […]

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Peru (Machu Picchu)

October 9, 2011
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Aug 18 – 21 Cusco to Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu  Our day in Cusco starts early, at 4 am in the morning, for a quick shower, packing last minute items into the backpacks, breakfast, checking out, and a short 20 minute taxi ride to the nearby village of Poroy to board Peru Rail. There is something […]

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Peru (Cusco and the Sacred Valley)

October 2, 2011
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AUG 15 – 17 On the morning of August 15 we returned to the airport for a short flight to Cusco, elevation approximately 11,200 feet.  We were met at the airport by our hotel transfer who immediately served us Coca tea upon our arrival at the hotel to help us acclimate to the altitude.  Michael […]

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Peru (Lima, City of Kings)

September 28, 2011
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Aug. 11 – 14   We woke up bright and early (4:30 a.m.), excited about our trip and eager to get going.  Unfortunately, I woke up with a head cold with mild flu-like symptoms which would last almost the entire duration of our trip.  Our cab, arranged the night before, picked us up around 6:00 […]

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