Sailing Bailando

Arriving in Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Our final leg to Guatemala is a two-night ride south along the Yucatan Peninsula coast. We cut through Belize’s reef but don’t stop because we’re antsy to get to Rio Dulce. We get lots of rain, and the second night proves to be a tough one – 35 knot winds batter us. Luckily we’re inside the protection provided by the reef or we would see large seas too. We suffer and fix a significant leak in the rudder post – we owe thanks to the the 3 am crew for taking care of it for us. So, when at dawn of the third day we finally see the cloud-draped mountains of our destination, we’re more than delighted, we fall in love with this Mayan land.