Cartagena to Ft Lauderdale


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Ready to Launch Finally back in the water Courtyard of "La Popa", a former monastery
View over Cartagena from "La Popa" The old city center of Cartagena The old city center of Cartagena
The old city center of Cartagena Colombian flag at the Castillo San Felipe The Cathedral San Pedro Claver
Colonial style street names Street vendor in the old city center Typical Spanish colonial barred windows
Iglesia y Convento de San Diego in the old city of Cartagena Elmer and Boris at a statue by Botero Alegria at the Club Nautico Marina, Cartagena
Luxurious breakfast in the cockpit Broad reaching from Cartagena to Isla Providencia Floating container seen on the way from Cartagena to Isla Providencia
At anchor in Bahia Santa Catalina, Providencia Santa Catalina harbour. This vessel lost 6 containers on it's way from Barranquilla Back to the boat 
Elmer and Alegria in the background Elmer is preparing a meal for the next leg to Isla Mujeres. Boris and Elmer reviewing the pictures on the camera
We rented motorbikes to tour Isla Providencia Beautiful view on the reef Elmer on the motorbike
  A tour around the island takes less than an hour On our way  We ended the day on a beautiful beach
Your typical paradise beach Elmer and the Reggae bar in the background Enjoying a delicious cocktail served in a coconut
Boris returning from a last minute errant before the trip to Isla Mujeres One last view of Isla Providencia before our departure The trip starts as a relaxed close reach
The wind started to veer as the cold front approached Until we were running in light winds The entire crew on the foredeck
Sunset Sunset  Motoring in a flat calm sea as the cold front approaches
Frigate birds  Anchored at Isla Mujeres Shaving a beard that is several days old
Enjoying a beer in the cockpit at sunset  2 Days after our arrival the Mexican "armada" came to check if we didn't carry any drugs from Colombia There they go
Time for another sundowner  Elmer goes aloft to take some pictures View from the top
Another view from the top The airport of Isla Mujeres Marcel and Boris
Elmer returning from a diving trip On the beach in Cancun Boris, Marcel and Elmer at a restaurant on Isla Mujeres
Dinghy landing in Isla Mujeres The busy streets of Isla Mujeres Weighing anchor for the trip to Fort Lauderdale
A relaxed start of the trip, whilst still protected by the reef Plain sailing Towards the evening the wind and waves are starting to increase
Storm jib is up and Alegria digs her bow into the waves from time to time. Sleeping in the fore cabin is uncomfortable under these conditions After three days the wind started to ease
Relaxing in the shade... Or in the sun Plain sailing
Elmer at the helm Sunset near the Florida keys Approaching Fort Lauderdale
The end of a voyage  A cruise ship. Look at the guy who is about the size of two chain links. At the end of a successful voyage the crew poses on the foredeck.
Marcel, Boris and Elmer The beach close to marina Bahia Mar Toys for (rich) boys
Sunrise in marina Bahia Mar Tania on the beach in Fort Lauderdale One of many mansions lining the canals of Fort Lauderdale
The trip takes us right through the heart of Fort Lauderdale  Many drawbridges have to open for us