Central and South America have been the highlight of my world tour. Perhaps it has to do with the understanding of the current culture, being able to speak the language, feeling at ease with the locals and having the time to try to integrate and break that invisible barrier that exist between the foreigner and native. I could have stretched a few more years by going further into the unknown.
That’s my way of travel, without expectations and make your plans as you go and change them when you want to. Travelling alone has the advantage of providing you with grater choices without having to take anyone into consideration.
Selfish, sure it is, but at 63 you need to give priority to the one that is closer to the edge and I am the one that is walking on it.
Somehow the mental and the physical states of myself are having a fall out and heading for divorce.while I try to slow down this pre vintage chassis as it goes down the slippery slide.
The time to go forward has come and preparations for the 4000 miles crossing from Ecuador to Marquesas has begun.
The Marquesas is part of the French territorial empire still run by the French as the French do.
I am looking forward to taste again the good things to come out of France like the wine, the cheese and the Baguette.
First comes the checks of all mechanical gear….. , fix one thing today and something else tomorrow, I have a love and hate relationship with Nautibuoytoo and where Murphy is always present
Second thing is the store supplies for the next 6 months starting with alcoholic beverages, coffee, and if you have any room left, get whatever you fancy keeping in mind that weight is a problem for the boat.
And last will be to clear out of this friendly country that will not be too friendly when they find out that my visa expired a month ago.