Tuesday June 14, 2011 11AM
We made it to Guatemala yesterday and surprisingly there were no problems clearing in - it took less than 2 hours. By 11AM we were on our way up the Rio. We couldn’t get to our marina by dark so we stopped part way in a marina called Texan Bay. After the previous couple of nights thunderstorms we were very tired so had dinner and crashed, but not for long. Once again the thunderstorms rolled through and for about 4 hours we battled leaks. One of the leaks resembled a water feature some people like to have in their garden.
The trip up the Rio was amazing. The high walls along the river and the vegetation made the rain worthwhile. I’m afraid that the pictures we took won’t do it justice.
In the morning people who had been here for years said it was the worst storm they had seen in the Rio – lucky us.
So it looks like we’ll spend a second night here to dry out before heading to our marina.