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Surprising Suriname

July 14, 2010 Domburg (Suriname)05:42.204 N / 055: 04.881 WYesterday, the refrigerator’s water pump died.  No problem.  We still have the freezer and we can make do without the fridge until Tobago, 450 miles away.  JP might have…

Anchored in Mud

July 10, 2010KOUROU (French Guyana)05:08.89 N / 052:38.79 WIn the last six months, we’ve been anchoring in all sorts of places.  All along, JP has developed his own anchoring styles for each type of bottom and situation.  He sure was prep…

Jailhouse Rock

July 5, 2010Ile Royale (Slavation Islands) – French Guyana 05:17.106 N / 052:35.373 W Ciao Brazil!  Hello France!  What? France in the middle of South America?  Indeed!  French Guyana is so French that I was able to in…

Amazon Exit

July 2, 2010 Off of Cabo Norte02:51 N  / 048:53 WWe left Sao Sebastian de Boa Vista just after sunrise, making sure to go out with the tide.  The beauty of the Rio Para is that the river’s current pushes you to the sea and if you time i…

Amazon’s Reception Committee

June 29, 2010Sao Sebastian de Boa Vista (Amazonia)01:42.91 S / 49:32.00 WOur night at anchor in front of Ponta Negra was incredibly busy.  Barges were going up and down all night, shining their floodlights on us.  I’m sure glad they didn

Amazon’s Ebbs and Floods

June 28, 2010Ponta Negra – Amazonia01;38.02 S / 049:13.69 WWhat better place to learn about tides and tidal currents than the Amazon River system at full moon?  Watching our friends beating against current out of Belèm, making good only a kno…