Monday, July 16, 2007

Goodbye Belize, Hello Guatemala

We are currently motoring for Punta Gorda, Belize, the southernmost place where there's a town with Customs and Immigration so we can check out of Belize. Punta Gorda doesn't have a protected anchorage, so we anchored in the Mojo Cays last night, and got up early to go Punta Gorda, check out of Belize and then to Livingston, to check into Guatemala.

We haven't been diving in days... between the tropical wave (finally gone) and the fact that the closer we got to mainland Belize the worse the visibility got, we have packed away all our dive gear until we get to the Bay Islands of Honduras, in a few months.

This corner of Belize is very close to big mountains in Guatemala and Honduras. The wind swings well north of east and blows like stink, and then turns to very light out of the south in the middle of the night. We found it challenging last night to find a protected anchorage. Where we first stopped looked fine when the wind was 10 kts, but by 4pm it was up to about 25, so we back-tracked a little and re-anchored in another spot we'd checked out on the way down.

1 comment:

  1. Ron and Dorothy of Memory Rose just came back from Guatamala and have some interesting info on their web site - you may have already seen it - safe passage pour favour