Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Calgary Alberta
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Buddy boat for Venezuelan out-islands?
We are a family of four planning to sail West to Panama, stopping at the Venezuelan outislands, ABC islands and Cartagena en-route to Kuna Yala and Panama. Our boat is currently in St. Lucia and we rejoin her during the first week of November, after which we'll start making our way South slowly, stopping everywhere along the way.
We'd be interested to find out if anyone has updated information regarding the safety situation around the Los Testigos, Los Roques areas as well as Porlamar. Also, we'd love to hear from other families who might be making the same trip during that time. Our only deadline is to be in Golfito, on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, in June.
We have two teenage daughters on board, (17 and will-be-15) and as a result we are very concerned about the situation in Venezuela with many rumours but little up to date real information. Much of our trip will consist of finding WiFi spots for the online schooling, and any contact with other cruising families with teenagers will be great. These are few and far between and we'd hate to not know of the one or two other boats with teenagers because we missed each other by a few days!
You can email us at (lastname)home at shaw.ca. you can find our last name on the Sailnet id. no space between last name and 'home'.