We were ready to leave La Playita Marina and Panama City.  We enjoyed our stay; the Marina was nice and Panama City was quite impressive...

Carnival and Canal

Shelter Bay Marina in Panama is the Oyster designated spot to prepare and wait for the Panama Canal transit.  We were told our transit would be March 14th but to be prepared for last minute changes.  The Marina had been much maligned.  We arrived at Shelter Bay expecting the worst, but we were pleasantly surprised...

San Blas Islands

Altair left Santa Marta, Columbia on Tuesday, February 14th to head for the San Blas.  We expected the trip to be about 40 hours and timed our afternoon departure so we would arrive in bright daylight.  The trip started out a bit rough...


Altair left the dock in Bonaire at 0400 January 29th and set off for Santa Marta, Columbia.  More windy wing-on-wing trade windsailing.  Weather is always the important issue when planning a passage.  As seems to be the norm for us, the weather forecast wasn’t great, but it was only going to get worse. 

Bonaire – Dutch Caribbean

Once part of the Dutch Antilles, Bonaire is now an island municipality of the Netherlands and lies off Venezuela’s coast in the southern Caribbean.  There has been a tremendous amount of development since we were here last, over 35 years ago. 

Happy 2017

We’re back aboard Altair in Antigua after a wonderful holiday at home in Alta, Utah.  It was bliss seeing Laura & Matt and lots of friends, and skiing the greatest snow on Earth. Alta is looking at an epic season, of course.  Enjoy!