Now we have almost a week to explore this interesting city and country. Of course there is things to fix on the boat and the usual cleaning washing finding food store ect but in between we enjoy the city. Very nice to be in a city that we feel we can move around without feeling uncomfortable . We went on a guide tour to see the place where the founder of Colombia Simon Bolivar stayed his last days. Today it is a museum and also an art gallery. Next stop was the history museum which was even more interesting. Specially the textil part. I did get a bag or two…
Walking around in the city and checking out some nice restaurants to try later. Then of course grocery shopping and getting help from the store get everything back to the boat. Welcome party out on the pier. Dinner out at the best Mexican food we have had. Strolling around in the Santa Marta and enjoying the night pulse.
Went to a school that are working to help children that have been abuse in different ways. In Colombia it is still very tough even if many have got it better. Worst is for those that are living outside the cities. It was very nice to hear about their work and progress in helping children with their education. Lots of focus was on using your hand and mind true art and craft to help the children. We all had a lovely meeting and I will treasure it in my heart forever.
Last days our friends arrive with their new boat Sara of Sweden. We are very happy to see them and that they are going to sail with us around the world. They lost their mast crossing the Atlantic and couldn’t get a new mast in time so they ended up buying a new boat. Week continues with schippers briefing getting to know things around next leg and also a bit about Galapagos even if that is not our next stop. There are some food that we are not allowed to have on the boat when we arrive to Galapagos.Good to know when we start provisiones for going there, which is when we get to Shelter Bay and in Panama. We don’t want to have food we need to throw over board. The last night before we start our sailing to San Blas we have a dinner and prize giving award for StLucia to Santa Marta. As I wrote on the previous blogg we came in as nr 5 off all the boats so maybe we get something! And we did we was the winner in our sailing class!! Felt nice even if we are not competing… Next morning we have the start to San Blas and part of our instrument are dead… Can’t see wind speed or direction more the depth in the water. Imported when we are sailing around in all the small islands. The most sad thing is that our auto pilot connected to raymarin is not working. Luckily the second is working. Always something to fix on boats. Edgar couldn’t solve it now so he will try in Shelter Bay. Now of to Sun Blas