Thursday, October 1, 2009

Lake Izabal and sailing and staying at Finca Paraiso for the Auxillou patriarch.

** The trawler yacht, about a 32 footer for Marcos, the guy who has the Mopan Hotel on the border with Belize on the Guatemalan side of Melchor de Menchos, squeezed between Guatemalan Customs and the Mopan River. The place the yacht is berthed in Suzanne Marina, Rio Dulce National Park, Guatemala at the mouth of Lake Izabal.
** The lakeside cabin at Finca Paraiso, home of the thermal hotspring, across the coastal road two miles away.
*** Yours truly Grampa Cap'n Ray Auxillou at the helm. Sure felt nice to be back in command of a sailboat. 15 or 20 years I've been away from a lifetime of sea life. Miss it like heck!
*** My wife Mrs. Silvia Auxillou against the cabin of the sailing trawler and Sergio the OAS diplomat in the cockpit as crew. Calm day, we were chugging along at 5 mph with a 4 cylinder Volvo Penta diesel, on a straight drive shaft with a small maneuvering propeller.
*** shore line of Lake Izabal, from our sailing trawler trip
Lake Izabal, Guatemala

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