Dive master took us over to a stick in the mud...at least it appeared to be so...until it's mouth started to move.
So how did that eel get its body into the sand in the first place, I wondered...and then we came upon another...
Linda stayed on the boat....but I went diving. Taganda is located a few miles north of Santa Marta. Got my Advanced Open Water credentials over a long but fun weekend.
A fun time in Cartegena! Gilles Dupart has owned the French restaurant "Oh la la" since he immigrated to Columbia from France about 15 years ago. It is French cuisine with a Columbian twist. About 8 of us had a hand in cooking a fabulous 6-course meal...
Now this was a pleasant surprise. We left Rascal in Santa Marta and took a bus with our friends Steve and Liz to Cartegena, Columbia. It took about 5 hours but on the other end was this beautiful walled-in city. We stayed in a quaint little boutique hotel, walked around for three days, ate well (!) and then took the bus back to Santa Marta.
After leaving Curacao, it took two days and two nights to make our way to Santa Marta, Columbia. We continued to stay far north of Venezuela to avoid pirates. Along the way a lot of stormy weather and lightning! But a nice surprise in Santa Marta. A new marina and a very friendly town nearby.
Radar shows that we're screwed. We turned left but still got slammed. Heavy seas, wind, lightning.
Rick and Linda Grimes bought a sailboat and left the U S of A for the Caribbean in 2015.