Christening fiesta

Christening fiesta

We’re launching the boat today and plan to set sail to distant places very soon. On this account, we are having a christening party this evening at 5pm at the Ceiba shipyard. Bring your friends, your good luck and your lifejacket -if the weather holds we’ll go for a sunset cruise. Everyone is welcome whether […]

Ya!

Ya!

The gallion shown above, formerly known as Princess Anna, will henceforth be known as Lady Puchica. It’s official. Please update your address book. Fueled by the wildly successful test run on Friday, we worked all weekend on suping up our ride. We built a new stronger mast for mad wind, longer bowsprit for speed, moved […]

Thar she blows! (1st test-sail tomorrow)

The boat-building is still going well, but slow as mashed beans. We’re doing our first sail-test tomorrow in the early-morning calm. It gets crazy windy here in the afternoon. That means we’re still in Ceiba and unfortunately haven’t yet had the opportunity to taste Guatemalan prisons. But, I do have ringworm, yaaaaargh!

All washed up

All washed up

The harbour water is said to be dirty. Probably because people like us always end up swimming in it. We’re messing around on the docks waiting for Atruro to return so the four of us can take the boat out and test it in the waves. The wind is raging. It’s too big to test […]

Hopeless

Leaving a sad crew and a hungover afternoon in her wake Hope has returned to Chicago. Her diversions from boat-building and jive-talk will be missed by all. Ok, most.