The Mayan ruins at Tikal, Guatemala.
Solar panels, a year in review
The solar panels that we installed last May have been wonderful. We installed two 195 watt solar panels on swivel mounts near the stern. Having cruised full time since we'd like to share a few thoughts. The pivoting mounts that mounted our panels on have been a success for entirely different reasons than we expected. […]
We spent two days at the Tikal Parque Nacional in Guatemala. It surpassed all our expectations, and we were overwhelmed by the sights - both the ruins themselves and the jungle environment in which they are situated. The ruins are extensive, and in various states from entirely overgrown to completely excavated and reconstructed. Some were […]
Getting to Tikal
We visited the Mayan ruins at Tikal, Guatemala for a few days last week. Tikal is the site of the ancient capital of the Mayan civilization, and is now a national park in Guatemala. Thanks to the information from the crew of Savannah , we learned that we could fairly easily travel to the site […]
Review of Uniden Atlantis 250 Handheld VHF Radio
We bought a Uniden Atlantis 250 handheld VHF radio at the 2008 Vancouver boat show. We bought the radio as we wanted a hand held to use from the dinghy or in an emergency. We've had good reception with the radio. The battery holds a charge well. It has been wet many times without any […]