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TimLuker 22-03-2010 19:18

Cartagena Status
 
Hi all
We left Cowes Isle of Wight UK last May, toured the Med then sailed the Atlantic with the ARC in December, currently in St Lucia fixing the generator!
We are planning to sail for Panama via Granada and the north Venezuelan islands to Panama, then westwards.
The question is do we stop at Cartagena en route, if anyone knows the current situation there vis a vis marina, security, entry formalities etc we would be most grateful to hear the latest news.
Thanks in advance
Tim and Rebekah
S/Y Kittiwake (Westerly 49)

FSMike 22-03-2010 19:57

Tim -
Probably your best bet is to check out noonsite.

TaoJones 22-03-2010 20:02

Just as good, and possibly better, is to send a PM to Cruisers Forum member Soft Air. That member, JC, is an airline pilot who is from Cartagena. I believe he's there right now. Anyway, he's a great source for info on his fair city.

Tell him I said "Hi!"

TaoJones

s/v Jedi 22-03-2010 21:52

Colombia: one of the best destinations in the Caribbean we think.

Our photo's with comments: Colombia 2007 - sv-Jedi's Photos

cheers,
Nick.

bvimatelot 23-03-2010 20:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by TaoJones (Post 423036)
Just as good, and possibly better, is to send a PM to Cruisers Forum member Soft Air. That member, JC, is an airline pilot who is from Cartagena. I believe he's there right now. Anyway, he's a great source for info on his fair city.

Tell him I said "Hi!"

TaoJones

Second that ! I helped him take Soft Air down to Cartagena from BVI and he sorted out entrance formalities, docking (there are a couple of good marinas) etc and showed me around the lovely old city. Not a Drug Lord or a Farc rebel to be seen! Tony

KEKKUL 30-03-2010 23:38

The best marina is Club Nautico.

s/v Jedi 31-03-2010 08:09

Ha Kekkul, goed om nog een Hollander op dit forum te zien! Waar zijn jullie nu?

Quote:

Originally Posted by KEKKUL (Post 428557)
The best marina is Club Nautico.

Except that it was basically torn down and is closed for "renovation".

ciao!
Nick.

KEKKUL 08-04-2010 22:25

ik ben in Brunswick GeorgiŽ, aardig om u in dit forum te ontmoeten.

MarkJ 08-04-2010 23:49

Its one place on our Top 10 "We should'a gone there!"

Ever since diverting well around the drug ripped, shady, corrupt, you'll die by midnight, country we have been told by one and all its just terrific.

We will definitly be there next time we are close... about a years time.


Mark

KEKKUL 09-04-2010 17:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarkJ (Post 434281)
Its one place on our Top 10 "We should'a gone there!"

Ever since diverting well around the drug ripped, shady, corrupt, you'll die by midnight, country we have been told by one and all its just terrific.

We will definitly be there next time we are close... about a years time.


Mark

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