Rio Dulce, Guatemala to Tampa Trip In June
Otisguy here with "Island Spirit" a 1976 Hatteras LRC 48' (long range cruiser).
We are getting ready to bring her home from Guatemala, some of you might remember my posting of bringing her from Boca Del Toro, Panama to Guatemala.
I spent two months on her last Summer and she has been on the hard for the past 11 months.. Going back on June 14th to start a 5 week trip home along Belize outer islands and up to Mexico and finally crossing over direct to Tampa Bay or Key West...We leave June 14th to Guatemala and hopefully will leave Rio Dulce, Guatemala on or before June 22nd.. We will island hop up thru Belize and into mexico taking approx 10-12 days (taking our time fishing & diving along the way)
I will post pictures and let everyone know along the way how we are proceeding assuming we can get some interenet along the way.
I am looking at getting a used Sat Phone with data package to download weather info for trip planning and posting Pics or just going with a Spot type device. Actually looking at a "In Reach SE" by Delorme that allows texting to loved ones in US that can follow us and I can get texted info about weather along the way....
Just looking to see what others do or any suggestions....
Side Ban is InOperable.. we have VHF but will be out of VHF range.