December 11th, blue skies, 30 degrees celsius, just a tiny breeze. I spent my day cleaning and washing 🙁 Stefan spent his day adding two engine hour meters because the ones from Yanmar motor do not work any more (known problem). It is not always fun in paradise 🙂 It is nice to be in the marina and have all the water and electricity available !
We are enjoying life in Colombia ! The people are so nice, we are learning everyday more spanish and the weather is incredible, we have not had a drop of rain since we are in the marina! We are not in the mood for Christmas although there are christmas decorations and parties everywhere.
Sunday, December 6th, we visited the Quinta San Pedro Alejandrino about 4 KM from the centre of Santa Marta. This was the last resting place of Simon Bolivar, the Great liberator for Colombia ! He died here on December 17 in 1830 from tuberculosis.
We have been exploring Santa Marta at a leisurely pace, drinking a coffee on the plaza Santander, walking and bicycling around the many streets.
There are many fruit and vegetables stands on the street.
We visited the Museo de oro and the cathedral of Santa Marta.
In the coming days more updates on our visit to Tayrona National Park and the trek to the Ciudad Perdida.