Song of the Whale - Queen’s Ransom’s Caribbean crossing in support of whales
Queen’s Ransom III is a Najad 520 from Gosport, UK, crossing the Caribbean Sea in 2010
arrival: port: departure:
 Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Netherland's Antilles 19/05/2010
22/05/2010 Oranjestad, Aruba 24/05/2010
26/05/2010 Cartagena, Colombia 28/05/2010
30/05/2010 Colon, Panama 
crew: Ulric Almqvist (S), Sven Edelberg (S), Hans Piest (NL) 
these webpages are modified versions of the corresponding pages of Queen's Ransom III's original BLOG
found at:
On our way again
Ulric S2
05/28/2010, Between Colombia and Panama

Having a swim instead

Leaving Cartagena was a little bit of a low point of this trip. It was greyer than usual. We probably all felt that we were approaching the end of this trip. The lack of wind forcast for the next leg was going to be an issue. We didn't dare to bunker water given fear of its quality, nevertheless, we got diesel. We left Cartagena through the Boca Chica Straight.

We had wanted to visit Islas Rosarios, but it was not going to be. It was tricky to approach between the coral reefs. We were too late in the afternoon and the greyness of the sky didn't provide the light conditions to be able to spot reefs. After some attempts, I felt uncomfortabe and we retraced our foot steps back to sea. We decided for a swim instead.