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Old 12-09-2011, 03:54 PM   #1
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Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Leaving in the morning for the Rio Dulce, should take a few days as we are going to explore some of the little cayes along the way. Should be fun. Bill
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:52 PM   #2
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RE: Rio Dulce, Guatemala

I have read lots of blogs by folks on the Rio Dulce sounds like a nice place.
Have a great trip!
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:03 PM   #3
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Leaving in the morning for the Rio Dulce, should take a few days as we are going to explore some of the little cayes along the way. Should be fun. Bill
*BB, take plenty of pictures, and have a great trip. *We want to hear all about it. *Also, stay safe, i've heard of some crime on the river.
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:14 AM   #4
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RE: Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Well we made it down to Placencia ,Belize and will head out for the Rio in the morning. Started out with a cold front blowing in ,but the sun is back now. The trip started out with the dinghy painter wrapped around the prop, so in the first 10 min. I had to don the mask and snorkle, boy I hate towing a dinghy. Stopped at Rondeveue Caye and Tobbaco Caye on the way . Ill post pics. when we reach. BB
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:39 AM   #5
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Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Bill, Brings back many happy memories. We ca never stop in Placencia for only a day. Have a great trip up the river and enjoy it. We went in for a week and stayed for 5 months. http://sea-trek.blogspot.com/2007/12...-in-river.html* . Chuck



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Old 12-14-2011, 06:48 AM   #6
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Yea, still in Placencia, its nice here. Will try to cast off???????????? BB
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:43 PM   #7
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Arrived in Livingston, Guatemala, a pleasure with the athorities on check in. An awe inspirinig trip up thru the gorge of 600' walls on both sides covered in jungle ,with parrotts,tucans, pelicans,snowy egrets, then entered El Golfete, the middle part of the rio where it opens up wide, and cloged a fuel filter while gunning the engine to miss a log. It was almost dark and there was no way I would be able to find the marina anyway ,so dropped the hook and had cocktails. Woke up this morning with a skiff along side asking if I needed help because this would be a terrible place to anchor for the night because its a thrufare for all the water taxis., Got lucky again. Got the fdilter changed and found my way to the marina at Frontera. My GPS showed that I was at the end of the world, wait till you see the picture, the Admiral was , like, what do we do now? I said ,hold on girl, we are about to fall off the edge and she oh OK, gotta like her. Slipped in be hinde a TRUE Passage Maker and having adult beverages. BB When I sober up Ill post pictures
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:54 AM   #8
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Well, got her up on the hard and started sanding yesterday, got several young men coming to help today. Cant find my camera cord to send pics. its here somewhere. Later. BB
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RE: Rio Dulce, Guatemala

We leave Boca Del Toro, Panama for Rio Dulce in the next few coming weeks. *I will be on boat Dec 27th to get her prepped for trip and capt and crew coming in to help bring our 48' Hatteras Lrc to Rio Dulce where she will spend next couple of years for engine rebuilds & makeover. *We should be there around 5th of January hopefully and I will be around until Jan 15th so hopefully I will be able to meet some others from this formum while I am there....
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:50 AM   #10
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Look for me at Brunos for coffee in the morning ,Abels boat yard during the day, Brunos after 5pm. Do you have people lined up for your work? I see you are from Palmetto, I am originaly from Sarasota,Fl. I have not met anyone here from the forumn yet. BB
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We leave Boca Del Toro, Panama for Rio Dulce in the next few coming weeks. *I will be on boat Dec 27th to get her prepped for trip and capt and crew coming in to help bring our 48' Hatteras Lrc to Rio Dulce where she will spend next couple of years for engine rebuilds & makeover. *We should be there around 5th of January hopefully and I will be around until Jan 15th so hopefully I will be able to meet some others from this formum while I am there....
*Otis, I am going down to Palmetto Wednesday. *A great friend and cruising buddy passed away. *He lived in Riviera Dunes. *I was a member of Bradenton Yacht Club up until this year. *I did not renew when we decided to relocate to the East Coast for awhile.

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RE: Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Keep your dighy secured or out of the water when not in use, a friend had his stolen in the Rio Dulce a few months ago.

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Old 12-23-2011, 05:04 PM   #13
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Thats a just a gimmie around here or any where in this part of the world. However ,my brand new Yamaha outboard was stolen in Sarasota,Fla.I had not locked.BB
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RE: Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Caught up with Bill and Bogey the purebred Belizean Coconut Retriever last night at Bruno's. This afternoon while out exploring with a friend I saw Irish Mist on the hard getting her new paint!

Bill is a great guy. He was ordering Bogey some porkchops at Bruno's when we were leaving.**
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:32 AM   #15
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Well ,I finally got a proper usb for my camera and now I can share some of the photos of the trip from Belize to the Rio Dulce for the haul out. BB
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Very interesting. Thanks.
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Well ,I finally got a proper usb for my camera and now I can share some of the photos of the trip from Belize to the Rio Dulce for the haul out. BB
*Beautiful, BB. *I have been waiting for you to post those photos. *Thanks.
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Very nice!* So nice some look fake *

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Ditto Bill, great pics.* Hey where is that bridge in the last photo situated.* It is of very interesting construction, and looks like it is of the same type as out Gateway Arterial bridges here in Brisbane over the Brisbane river, just recently duplicated because of traffic growth.* The original on the far side was only completed in 1986, yet outgrown already.* The nearside duplicate was opened just last year.* We were anchored at the Rivergate Marina when these was taken.* That's our Lotus in the foreground of the 3rd pic.

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They do look remarkably alike,dont they. The one here crosses the Rio Dulce at the town of Frontera,Guatemala . I like your boat. BB
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