UPDATE: The military is enforcing a 6pm to 6am curfew. We have a flight out of La Ceiba tomorrow, and then back to the states. The problem is with the bridge. Since it is the only way out of town to the west, it’s a choke point and is the site of clashes between the military and protestors. Unfortunately, the airport is on the other side of that bridge. Our friends tell us that traffic is flowing easily in the morning, but slows down as the day goes on and the protests heat up. We’re going to make a go at it in the morning.
Ahh, the good ol’ days (3 days ago), when the people were only somewhat irritated. We found some great stuff in the forest of Las Camelias. Some of the lesser known species I’ve seen are Vaca, Santa Maria, Rosita, Huesito. All great woods! Wish we saw more of them in the states. #boatbuilding
If I’m going to GTFO, I’m going to do it on a full stomach! The civil unrest is becoming dangerous. Bridges are being held by protestors. Protestors are being met by the army. Goods and services are being stopped from coming into the city. Our mission is shut down and we are focused on getting out of here by the weekend. We have a Flight out of Ceiba on Sunday, and out of San Pedro back to the States on Sunday as well. Crossing the River Danto to get to the airport might prove to be a bit of a challenge. In the mean time, I’m going to drink some beers, watch some Mythbusters, and have a fine time of it! Todo cheque! Macanudo! #boatbuilding
Bushwhacking the loma above Rio Viejo with Silverio and Javier of the local forester’s co-op. Communities have co-ops that are responsible for a section of the adjacent forest. They apply for permits, conduct the harvest, and sell the wood. #sustainable#forestry
Bend the knee! Today we slogged through the jungle for 8 hours only to come down from the mountain and find civil unrest! Dios mio! Looks like the election is too close to call. The incumbent is not going to go quietly if he loses, and the opposition will cry foul if they lose, since the incumbent stacked the Supreme Court and extended his own power! We’ll have to keep an eye on this one. #boatbuilding#tropical#election@mysticseaportmuseum
Ok people, here we go! Day 1 of scoping out knees in the forests of Honduras. We are out to check out the viability of some lesser known species as boat knees and to see if they have what @mysticseaportmuseum needs for the #mayflowerii
Good golly, Miss Molly, here we go again! About to head to the jungle of Honduras to find knees for MAYFLOWER II, DORIS, and other future projects. Maybe I’ll find a piece or two for ol’ COSETTE. I’m going with an organization that promotes sustainable forestry in areas with valuable tropical hardwoods. I’ll post more when I come back. Nos vemos pronto! #boatbuilding
Well look who has a nice construction cover! The newest member of #teamcosette is helping me put the finishing touches on the shrink wrap. Now I can finally start real work. I can open her up, take off deck hardware, clear out the rest of the interior, spray her down with borate, etc. I can also leave tools set up. That saves a ton of time!
I’ve just learned through the Lloyd’s #Yacht Register that Commander F.G Hackforth-Jones of the Royal Navy owned COSETTE at least in the fifties. He was in the #submarine service in World War 1 and also wrote nautical fiction. Imagine that!