If you’re a cruiser or aspiring cruiser, you’ll appreciate a reference list of sites that are easily accessed and give you the info you need quickly, often about weather or local customs.
Yep, by the time you read this post, Tulum-5 and the LF2SF Crew will be rollin through the Panama Canal, heading toward the Atlantic Ocean (Caribbean Sea) and the Spanish Main!
Tulum-5 will go through the Panama Canal as a “Y-Job” or first timer, but the excitement and memories of transiting this famous canal will stay with us for life.
Woo-hoo, first article from LF2SF published in an international sailing magazine. Check out the story inside this post-
LiveFree2SailFast.com and Tulum are the featured cruisers in this months newsletter and the editor had very generously linked back to our site, allowing all of their readers to check out our website….Thank you Sue!
Central America and the Caribbean North to South (West to East) by Sailboat: Fast or Slow, What’s Your Speed?
“Fast or Slow” cruising means this to me: Fast means traveling past Mexico through Central America to get through the Panama Canal by April or May. Then it means a pretty quick turnaround to get our butts through the western Caribbean and around to a hurricane safe port in Florida or Georgia by the end of June (hurricane season starts in June and runs through early November). The Slow cruising that we’re talking about is slowing waaaay down and going through Central America more slowly, needing to stay in Panama until November, as both Costa Rica and Panama are out of the hurricane belt.
Southward bound, first multi-day run of 2022.
If this post doesn’t have the same timber or voice as a HelmsMistress post…it’s because I’m writing on her day in order to get a short post out before I lose internet again.
This week, after having Tulum on the market for four months, we made the decision to keep our beloved sailboat and continue our nomadic lifestyle….south.
The sailboat vacation of bars, bikinis and beaches isn’t always that, sometimes the cruising lifestyle gets in the way and you have to make decisions, do some work and watch the weather.