Thursday, October 29, 2015
Oh, wait, I’ve already done that too. Maybe I have “gotten to know my boat” after all.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
|Two Happy Cruisers at One Happy Island|
|The local brew|
|Marble Statue of Queen Wilhelmina|
|Huge Rounds of Gouda Cheese|
|Bonbi the Blue Cododo Lizard Mascot of Aruba|
Monday, October 26, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Our last evening in Cartagena was spent at Plaza de la Trinidad hanging with the locals, eating giant hamburgers, and watching the kids kick a soccer ball around.
In the last three days we have topped up our diesel, filled our reserve propane tank, bought groceries, and done laundry. Tomorrow we will pull up our anchor, scrub off six weeks worth of barnacles and weed, and head towards Aruba.
I don't know how long my Tigo SIM card will work so don't expect any posts for a while. But check Facebook where I will post updates with the InReach.
Monday, October 19, 2015
There is a lot of amazing street art in this neighborhood and we walked around early this morning taking photos. We also bought coffee from a street vendor and enjoyed the company of two stray dogs for most of our walk and we ate arepas for breakfast back in the Manga neighborhood. We love this city and are finding it a little sad to be leaving.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
We spent a wonderful evening last night with Rachel and Steve from Il Giro. From the marina we walked barely a mile to the Getsemani neighborhood which is right next to Centro, but poles apart.
While Centro is for tourists, Getsemani is for Cartagenans. While Centro is all tidy and upscale, Getsemani is full of graffiti, food carts, dogs, kids, and families just hanging out enjoying the night air.
Our goal was Plaza de la Santisima Trinidad and the music was so loud it practically pulled us there. We started with beers from the corner store. Next we sampled patacones and watched a wedding party enter the Church. Then we tried barbecued beef on a stick while we watched break dancing. Finally we shared a HUGE burger on the church steps and capped it all off with Nutella and strawberry crepes on the way back to the marina.
We had so much fun! How did we miss this area in all the weeks we've been here? I want to go back again!
Saturday, October 17, 2015
|Pressing out the shaft|
|Water pump all apart|
|The old leaky seal on the bottom. New seal on top.|