We are hoping to spend the next week enjoying the underwater scenery of Grand Cayman, We have already had two fantastic dives.
A beautiful Blue Iguana found only on Grand Cayman, they were nearly extinct only ten years ago. They can grow up to five feet in length and live a solitary life from birth, taking three years to reach maturity.
In the last couple of weeks we have sailed more than one thousand nautical miles and visited three countries. We were very sorry to leave the San Blas Islands, Panama, one of the highlights of our cruise so far.
We had a two day sail from the San Blas Islands to Santa Marta in Colombia, the first day was champagne sailing and the second day saw lighter winds so we had to motor sail.
The next five days were spent in Santa Marta, Colombia, enjoying the vibrant city life, a big contrast from the remoteness of the San Blas Islands. We met up with a few British people who have been in the city for a while and enjoyed the active social life.
The perfect weather window presented itself and we took the opportunity to head north to the Cayman Islands, beam reaching all the way on starboard tack for nearly 700 nautical miles in four and a half days. One of our most enjoyable passages.
We now look forward to spending the next three months cruising the Cayman Islands and the south coast of Cuba, two very different economic and political countries. We are very excited to have the opportunity to explore the beautiful underwater world of the Cayman Islands and the Cuban culture.
Why not come and join us on our adventure with easy access from Grand Cayman International Airport?
We are now anchored in the San Blas Islands and can confirm that they really are beautiful. We are living off fresh seafood which is delivered daily to the boat by the local Kuna Indians. The locals are very friendly … Continue reading
Since arriving in Panama we have seen some amazing wildlife including monkeys, sloths, little red frogs and bats. This little monkey is very friendly and lives on Isla Linton near Portobello. We hope to see crocodiles soon in the San … Continue reading
A couple of days ago we were lucky enough to visit the beautiful island of Escudo de Veraguas approximately 20 miles off the coast of Panama. The island is probably the most beautiful place we have anchored since leaving the … Continue reading
After 5000 nm in six months we thought Carousel deserved a really good clean and what better place than Red Frog Marina on Isla Bastimentos in Panama. Despite being thirty years old she still looks like new.
Yacht Carousel has now arrived in Panama where we will spend the next four months exploring Bocas del Toro and the San Blas Islands. We have already seen some amazing sites including this small village in Tobobe Creek where we … Continue reading
The floating bridge linking the two halves of Willemstad, the bridge has 16 pontoons and was built in 1888. It swings open using two powerful ship motors to enable boats access to the port. When the bridge is open two … Continue reading