Exploring Guatemala

Every once in awhile, the cruising life hands you very special moments (Published August 2016) THE RIO CHOCÓN MACHACASseem to have those special moments with Bram Van Dijk on his Hughes Columbia 40, Donna Dee. I had just crossed the Atlantic as crew on another boat and still found that

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Places No One Ever Goes

The second part of Barbara and Bram's exploration of little-known islands  (published December 2015) Four to five knots moving along pleasantly, a fine day of sailing. We had caught tuna and the wind was in our sails, the water was relatively smooth and Bram might actually like sailing today. Most

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Places No One Has Been Before

Visiting Swan Islands, Islas Santanilla and Islas del Cisne  (published November 2015) Bram had been waiting for me in the Caymans for three weeks and was tired of being surrounded by giant cruise ships and thousands of his new best friends who poured off them. “I was thinking that we

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