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November, 2009:

The 2009 Muchas Gracias List!

In keeping with my annual thanksgiving tradition, I’m happy to present my 5th annual Muchas Gracias List. This is where I take a moment to thank all the people who’ve been good to me and/or Andiamo the past year. I always find myself lucky enough to have friends who support me or help in such exceptional ways that I never think I can thank them enough. This is just another way of trying to put that sentiment to rest…

So on to the list! As always, in no particular order… (more…)

” …sailing into danger…. “

The trip to Cartagena thus far had been fairly painless, but staggeringly long. The winds, which had cooperated fairly well through the first night, became adverse. It also didn’t help that we were sailing head-on into a current that had to be pushing against Andiamo at the rate of 3-4 knots. Considering a usual trip from Panama to Cartagena takes about 30 to 35 hours on average, it was clear that we weren’t going to be making it in anywhere near that time.

Be Afraid. Be VERY Afraid…

The dreaded Babyhead... don't gaze into its beady eyes!

The dreaded Babyhead... don't gaze into its beady eyes!

Despite the rather rocky beginning for the last trip, things appeared to be blissful and happy aboard Andiamo. The sun was shining, the dreadful rain that had been pounding San Blas for several previous days had finally ceded. All the guests were surprisingly upbeat and ready for their sailing adventure despite their late arrival to Andiamo due to endless problems with their 4×4 ride over. (more…)

Nice Blog Post about Andiamo…

Edin Hamzic, a recent Andiamo “Alumni” posted this great post on his travel blog about Andiamo. It’s a nice read, if I do say so myself 🙂 …