I am a grandmother paddling alone over 2,500 miles from Maine to Guatemala. Along the way I will be:
- telling the story of the children who live in the Guatemala City garbage dump community
- honoring their entrepreneurial mothers
- talking about the success of the Safe Passage model school and
- raising funds for additional grades for the school.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Sailing away!

Exciting night.  Engines overheated.  Trouble shooting suggested water intakes for  cooling the engines.   One question was whether the engines had run to long while hot.   Would they restart once the water was getting to them?  Decided to wait for daylight, anchor in shallow water and send someone under the boat to unclog the intakes.

Fortunately the winds were favorable for the 9 hours we were without engines.  
It was magical quietly sailing along in the moonlight.

By morning the guys came up with a plan to unclog by crawling down into the engine compartment, and taking apart the water intake system.   Once they got it apart,  water started coming into the boat.   But they were ready with a stopper plug.   They were able to push the debris through right before putting in the plug.

Now all is well and we are zooming among under sail and engines.

Life on the water is never boring.   I love being around competent people who can think through problems, and have the tools to make things work!

Thanks Bernie,  Steve, Beth, Jamie and Anne!

1 comment:

  1. I really admire you for your passion on helping other people. An excellent idea that you use kayak as a mean to reach people. I hope I could also apply that idea while having Kayak in the Philippines. Enjoying at the same time having charity works.