Side Trips

Fun trips and tid-bits

Cream Puff Goes to the Spa

This has been our view for the past ten days. It’s awesome, isn’t it? We rented a house high in the mountains because Cream Puff went to the spa and we became homeless. It is that time again when we open our wallets and shell over thousands of francs for the Puffster to have her […]

Categories: French Polynesia, Maintenance, Questions Women Ask, Sailing Blog, Side Trips, South Pacific Ocean

Mo’orea – Part 2

Link to: Mo’orea – Part 1 Chances are you’ve never heard of this beautiful place called Mo’orea unless you have traveled to Tahiti. Surrounded by a turquoise lagoon, the island is utterly stunning. Thunder and lightning are not common in this area of French Polynesia. Our first night in our rental cottage we were awoken […]

Categories: French Polynesia, Sailing Blog, Side Trips, South Pacific Ocean

Mo’orea – Part 1

Every now and then, we happen to find ourselves in a place rendering us utterly speechless. Mo’orea is one of those places. Located just 16km (10 miles) west of Tahiti, Mo’orea is clearly visible from the western shore and is home to fewer than 20,000 people. Almost every time we catch a glimpse of Mo’orea, […]

Categories: French Polynesia, Sailing Blog, Side Trips, South Pacific Ocean

Tahiti is Beautiful

Tahiti is beautiful! We have been out and about on the island. The scenery is stunning. Meet Corinne Mc Kittrick, PHD, our tour guide for the day. Corinne can trace her ancestry on Tahiti back to the 1800’s and has her doctorate in Polynesian Languages & Civilization. How much did we enjoy the tour? This […]

Categories: French Polynesia, Sailing Blog, Side Trips, South Pacific Ocean

2019 in Review

I think we might have broken a record in 2019. We only sailed about 700 miles. For two people on a wacky sailing adventure traveling the world, this is pretty pathetic. This has to be some sort of new record. So, why didn’t we move very far? The simple answer is we fell in love […]

Categories: Argentina, Caribbean, Colombia, Pacific Ocean, Panama, Panama Canal, Sailing Blog, Side Trips, South Atlantic

Buenos Aries – Part Four (The Final Installment)

Sleeping on a bed that doesn’t rock me to sleep is taking a little bit of getting used to. We are loving the vacation from our boat and sleeping in a real king-size bed. The high-pressure water in the shower is amazing. Unlimited supplies of hot water: incredible. His and her sofas to stretch out […]

Categories: Argentina, Sailing Blog, Side Trips, South Atlantic

Buenos Aries – Part Three

When we traveled to Portland Oregon a few years ago, I was very impressed with the Saturday (under the bridge) market. I love street markets and I especially love street entertainers. Roaming about these venues is a sort of happy place for me. It is so easy for me to lose track of time and […]

Categories: Argentina, Sailing Blog, Side Trips, South Atlantic

Buenos Aries – Part Two

We are loving it here in Buenos Aries! Springtime in Buenos Aries can be a little bit chilly. We are here as the trees are starting to bloom. Seasons are opposite in the northern and southern hemispheres. Sometimes when the wind blows down the street, it can feel darn right nippy. The locals are bundled […]

Categories: Argentina, Sailing Blog, Side Trips, South Atlantic

Buenos Aries – Part One

Arriving in a new city at midnight can be a little daunting. We do not speak the language and we have no local currency. Argentinean pesos are hard to get outside of the country and somewhat hard to get inside the country; More on this later. Normally, we’d take an Uber from the airport to […]

Categories: Argentina, Sailing Blog, Side Trips, South Atlantic

We’re Going to Buenos Aries

Buenos Aries has been on the bucket list for a while. Often referred to as the Paris of the Americas, I have long wanted to see if it lives up to the reputation. It is quite a long hop from Panama to Buenos Aries, about 7 hours by plane on a direct flight. We’ve watched […]

Categories: Argentina, Panama, Sailing Blog, Side Trips, South Atlantic

Boquete – Panama

The five and a half-hour drive to Boquete treated us to panoramic vistas of the lush green mountainous Panamanian countryside. The main road up and down Panama is the Panamericana Highway. Once away from Panama City the road becomes much less congested and the four-lane blacktop smooth highway makes for an easy drive. In Panama, […]

Categories: Pacific Ocean, Panama, Sailing Blog, Side Trips

Panama City!

Shelter Bay Marina is a brief stopover for us. The marina is nice but it is in the middle of nowhere. It is a 30-40 minute bus ride to the closest grocery store in Colón. The marina is located on the old US Army base Ft. Sherman from pre 2000 when the USA controlled the […]

Categories: Caribbean, Panama, Sailing Adventures, Sailing Blog, Side Trips

Rodadero

This past week we extended our Colombian visas. This means we have been here for about ninety days. The itch to get moving again is starting to flare up but we’ll not scratch it just yet; soon, but not just yet. We are still really loving Colombia and the people here. Also, the longer we […]

Categories: Caribbean, Colombia, Sailing Blog, Side Trips

Cartagena – Part Four

A free walking tour is the best way to experience the Walled City. We noticed the tour guides with yellow umbrellas and their groups of about twenty people and wondered if they offered English speaking tours. Luckily they did offer tours in English and we reserved a spot online. I am repeating myself when I […]

Categories: Caribbean, Colombia, Sailing Blog, Side Trips

Cartagena – Part Three

I am very pleased to say my Spanish is getting better. I now can ask the location of the bathroom. I don’t understand the answer but at least people seem to get the question. I just kind of hope that some part of the answer includes pointing. One of the more recent words I have […]

Categories: Caribbean, Colombia, Sailing Blog, Side Trips

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