Rodadero, near Santa Marta. This looked like
Net Result anchored in one of the small inlets
at Bahia Gairaca.
Net Result and Destiny
Visiting with one of the residents. The lady
loved our nesting dinghy.
Another boat "Bear" with 2 americans came
in during the last week we were waiting.
Joe gave the boys a lift in our dinghy. They
were swimming out on the wood to visit us.
Rinaldo took us on hikes to digs where pre-
...could still be found. His boys were avid
He explained some of the history to us of the
He showed us ancient buriel sites.
Even Ricardo (the youngest) loved the digs.
On our way back to the bay and our boats
from the excursion.
Rinaldos house with his boys Jonathan and
view from the hill
Our trip to Santa Marta, Rinaldo made sure
his sons kept an eye on all 6 of us.
Rinaldo and his boys at a cafe.
We had a personal guide of Santa Marta
...and the archeological museum there. Much
of what we saw on our hikes was there.
Days turned in to weeks as we waited for the
weather to change and for us..
.. to be able to continue eastward. We
snorkelled the bay and played dominos.
Richardo was quite the domino player! He
knew which dominos were still out.
...and we waited.
...and played more dominos, until we finally
had to return to Cartagena.
2001 Net Result
Golfito, C.R. - Balboa, Panama
Partial Canal Transit
Pedro Miguel Boat Club
Part II Canal Transit
San Blas Islands
1999-2000 Net Result
We became friends with a
man, Rinaldo, who lived in a
small hut on the edge of the
bay with his two boys,
Jonathan and Ricardo (14 + 9).
Because we were stuck much
longer than we had planned,
we started to run out of
supplies and fuel. Rinaldo
made arrangements for a truck
to take us all to Santa Marta.
He was interested in the
ancient columbian ruins that
filled the jungle at the edge of
the bay. The family helped us
pass the days waiting. Ricardo
was quite the domino player.
With no change of weather
in the near future we made the
difficult decision to return to
Cartagena and make
arrangements to leave Net
Result there during the
summer months instead of the
caribbean. It was difficult because we kept thinking, what
if in 2 days the weather does change, then we've missed
out. But we really couldn't sit it out any longer mentally.
Our friends on Destiny successfully made the passage in
With Net Result safely stored at the Club de Pesca in
Cartagena, we departed for Europe.
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