Posts Tagged with ‘Providencia’
29 Aug 2015
The days are getting warmer and warmer here on this little island in the Caribbean Sea and on days with no breeze Tate can only cool himself down by a swim in the blue green waters that surround the boat. This is one of the main reasons he likes spearfishing so much. Not only is it great exercise and feeds us VERY well it cools him, who is naturally very hot natured, down and makes him more comfortable in the evenings. Day after day he goes into the water for up to 4 hours at a time…bringi […]
12 Aug 2015
Slowly we ventured into uncharted waters. We pulled up anchor and sailed head first into the unknown, and boy did it taste good! Raw fish that is, or sushi, shashimi, nigiri or any other fun word you want to use to describe the fresh thinly sliced raw delicacy. I’m embarrassed to say we’ve been catching fish regularly for almost two months now and we are JUST starting to eat it raw. It’s a shame really, all this time wasted on cooking fish when at our fingertips has been the mo […]
29 Jul 2015
Isn’t it great how some hobbies lead into other hobbies you may have never found otherwise? Cruising is like that in a way. Sailing and anchoring in remote locals puts you in touch with all manner of water activities and sports. We’ve seen wind surfers, kite boarders, rowers, and more recently, spearfishers.
When we first arrived here, I went out with Steve (SV Tango) while he used his spear gun. It was exciting for me to watch this guy combining hunting and snorkeling and the f […]
21 Jul 2015
It’s not a pretty sight is it? What’s even worse is that there are about fifteen more similar but much smaller tears all over the clew section of our Genoa. On the second day of our seven day passage from Isla Mujeres, MX to Providencia, CO the clew shackle on the jib broke in two pieces and while we were busy reefing the main a sharp piece of metal still on the clew worked like a dagger to slice and tear the sail as it flopped violently in the wind. Did I mention we were reefing th […]
02 Jul 2015
Has it already been a month?! Time is whizzing by on this bass thumping scooter riding little island of Providencia, Colombia but we’ve been making the most of it. Our time here thus far as been so filled with activity that it’s getting hard to count as another week flys by.
The islands of Providencia and San Andres both roughly 140 miles off the coast of Nicaragua but only 50 miles from each other share an interesting history. (From various Sources)
The first inhabitants of these […]
18 Jun 2015
To be perfectly honest we didn’t know much about Providencia before we arrived. Come to think of it we didn’t know much about Isla Mujeres either…maybe it’s a trend? All it took was hearsay of this beautiful place and a few photos of lush green mountains over 100 miles from the nearest land mass to motivate us to up the anchor in Isla Mujeres, Mexico and take to the sea, hoping one day to explore this exotic island. We dropped anchor a bit over 2 weeks ago now and I can d […]