Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St., Vancouver
13 Sep 2017 1900h - 2200h
Members $5 / Non-Members $10
Join Steve and Tricia Nash as they share pictures and stories of their journeys aboard Kuyima, their Waterline 47, as they make their way from southern Mexico, across the infamous Gulf of Tehuantepec to El Salvador, Nicaragua and pacific Central America, through the Panama Canal, then north in the western Caribbean to Rio Dulce, Guatemala, Belize and Caribbean Mexico.
Turquoise seas, lush forests, Maya ruins, bustling markets, friendly people, diverse, indigenous culture, deserted beaches, exotic wildlife, numerous volcanoes (300+), great winter weather, world class fishing and diving, and, most importantly to the modern day explorer by sea, challenging but uncrowded and easily accessible cruising grounds: Middle, or Central, America continues to evolve into one of the world’s top sailing destinations!
Over the last few years Central America has become a much more friendly, welcoming and…most importantly, a safer and easier place to cruise. In the past 10-15 years the region has slowly changed from a true “adventure” ( ie., very sketchy) destination with few facilities and real challenges, to one that still offers adventure and very rustic and inexpensive lifestyle. It is also a reasonably safe and increasingly popular place to tour, cruise and even live/retire in.