After a wonderful three weeks in Cartagena and sailing to the Rosario Islands with different groups of family and friends, we commenced the most unpleasant part of cruising . . . prepping the boat to be left for a season.
Back in the States we have traveled to Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee to visit family and friends. Kaylee and I are now back in Florida trying to maintain as normal a life as possible with homeschool, swimming, running, soccer and lots of playtime with friends. Ken is currently in the Dominican Republic for a few weeks after being asked by a former client to come do a little work on a resort development that has come back to life after years of dormancy due to the economic crash in 2008.
None of us will sit still long though! Ken is leaving for Fiji October 10 to join a fellow sailing buddy (Captain Dan) for the crossing from Fiji to New Zealand - that should take between 10 and 15 days. If you notice our SPOT locator active again in Oct/Nov in the South Pacific, that is why. It will not be aboard AquaVida though, but Vagabond instead. Kaylee and I will then fly to New Zealand in early November to join them. We plan to explore New Zealand aboard Vagabond and on land for most of November and December.
We expect to back aboard AquaVida sometime in January . . . when we are allowed back in Colombia :-)
A few pictures since being back in the States. I have not been good about taking many, so not a lot of the family and friends we visited, sorry . . .