Sailing in Providencia, Colombia, Hiking El Pico, Snorkeling Crab Cay, and Morgan’s Head S1E678

This is the directors cut of the combination of episodes S1E6, S1E7, and S1E8 of the round the world vlog. The Slow Boat sails from Cayo Largo, Cuba across the Caribbean Sea to the remote island of Providencia, Colombia, a.k.a. Old Providence. Electrical sparks on the lifelines endangers the boat on the crossing. We face the legend of the pirate and privateer Captain Morgan as we enter the harbor. In this video cruising guide, we show why Providencia is a cruiser’s paradise with all the essentials within close walking distance of the dinghy landing. Free WIFI, several grocery stores, two ATMs, and many other essentials are a few steps from the dock. We show how to check in, get water, and get fuel. Stevie visits the airport. Linus fixes the generator and puts up a new board used to secure the fuel cans.

Music by http://www.BenSound.com

Stevie and I leave the boat to hike up the highest mountain in Providencia, Colombia, a.k.a. Old Providence. To our surprise we found a well marked and maintained trail. It was as high quality as you would find as in any U.S. national park, but we only saw one other couple hiking the trail. Compare that to the 1,000s that hike Diamondhead in Oahu every day. The views at the top of El Pico in Providencia, “The Peak’, were magnificient. You must do this hike if you visit! If you can walk a 5K, you should be up for this challenge. Just take lots of water!

The El Pico, “The Peak”, hike begins is in the Bottom House neighborhood of Providencia. It is almost on the opposite side of the town and ferry dock.

It probably takes about two hours up and one hour down. Give yourself plenty of daylight. (You could kill yourself in the dark.) There is no guard rail at the end and the path is narrow. We did not have a guide and I don’t think one is necessary. It is better to hike it when its dry otherwise the path will be muddy.

We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally for up to two weeks as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific. Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How To Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas.

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In this episode the Slow Boat crew, Stevie and Linus, visit the best snorkeling spots in Providencia, Colombia, in the Caribbean Sea. They visit Crab Cay (part of Old Providence McBean Lagoon national part) by dinghy and hike and dinghy out to Morgan’s Head on Santa Catalina island to see the real pirate treasure, an unspoiled reef close to shore. There is a pedestrian bridge connecting Santa Catalina island to the main town in Providencia. Linus also visits the ruins of Ft. Warwick. Both Morgan’s Head and Ft. Warwick are a short hike from the town in Providencia and are accessible by a pedestrian bridge. Both spots are no fishing zones.

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Associate and Senior Associate Producer Credits for Captain and Admiral Patrons and Vlog Episode Release Schedule

We are adding the associate and senior associate producer credits beginning in episode 9 (our first episode in Panama) for captain and admiral level patrons of the podcast and vlog. Episode 9, “S1E9: Offshore to Panama, Shelter Bay, and the Bizzare Check-In Process in Colon”. We will release that episode on Thursday, February 2. In that episode, we say “Goodbye” to Stevie who crewed since episode 0.
 
We are going to have a release date for the vlog episodes on the first Thursday of the month at 5PM New York City time.
Season 1, will have three episodes in Panama and conclude with episode 12 in Ecuador. Season 2, should begin in June with the beginning of the Pacific Crossing to the Marquesas.
 
You can catch up quickly to the round the world vlog in this playlist below:

Slow Boat to Cuba the Movie

This is an edited version of the first 5 episodes of the round the world vlog season 1 of the Slow Boat Sailing YouTube Channel.

This is the complete edited movie version of the Amazon sailing eBook number one bestseller Slow Boat to Cuba by Linus Wilson. The author and his crew member Stevie sail against the prevailing easterlies from New Orleans to Cuba. They visit Gulfport, MS; Pensacola, FL; St. Petersburg, FL; Venice, FL; Cabo San Antonio, Cuba; Nueva Gerona, Cuba; and Cayo Largo, Cuba.

They visit with Annie Dike of Havewindwilltravel.com and cross the Gulfstream and the dangerous Yucatan current in the course of three overnight offshore passages in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. They fight the easterlies in the Gulfo de Bantabano and they visit a city lost in time on the large island of Isla de Juventud. Check out the full book which has way more adventures of the trip than we could film at

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S1E8: Snorkeling for Pirate Treasure in Providencia, Colombia, Crab Cay and Morgan’s Head

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In this episode the Slow Boat crew, Stevie and Linus, visit the best snorkeling spots in Providencia, Colombia, in the Caribbean Sea. They visit Crab Cay (part of Old Providence McBean Lagoon national part) by dinghy and hike and dinghy out to Morgan’s Head on Santa Catalina island to see the real pirate treasure, an unspoiled reef close to shore. There is a pedestrian bridge connecting Santa Catalina island to the main town in Providencia. Linus also visits the ruins of Ft. Warwick. Both Morgan’s Head and Ft. Warwick are a short hike from the town in Providencia and are accessible by a pedestrian bridge. Both spots are no fishing zones.

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Ep. 30: Resolute Sets Sail cruises Mexico, Hawaii, and sails to Alaska with audio sample by Linus Wilson of Navigation Rules Captains’ Exam prep album

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Native Alaskans Erik and Meagan bought a boat in the San Fransisco Bay area and sailed it down the often unforgiving California coast to the warm waters of Mexico. It may be a surprise to the followers of their blockbuster, YouTube channel Resolute Sets Sail, what they did next. Instead of turning west to the islands of the south Pacific as is more popular or heading through the Panama canal towards the Caribbean, Erik and Meagen went on some epic month long offshore passages to Hawaii and Alaska. Learn about their problems importing their dog into Hawaii. (I could not believe it! U.S. Citizens have to jump through hoops to take their dog to Hawaii.) Learn about the travels of these low-budget adventurers under sail in their Cascade 36. They are super cool, and they make great videos!

Before we get into an interview we have an audio sample of my Navigation Rules: International and Inland (Abridged), Study Guide for USCG Captains’ and Merchant Mariner Exam on CD Baby. It is the least expensive study course for the toughest exam on the USCG captain’s exam that I know of at $9.99.

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I edited this interview during my 27-day passage at sea from Ecuador to French Polynesia, which was hard because we had limited electricity, and I need to buy a newer faster computer to edit podcasts and video. After the Slow Boat was hit by a whale half-way through the 3,500 nm trip, I got much busier with managing downwind sails, autopilot, and engine bleeding problems. I’ll talk about that trip in the next episode. This episode is being uploaded in Tahiti, which has MUCH faster internet than Hiva Oa in the Marquesas. I was only in Hiva Oa for less than a week before having to come back home for work. I hope to release episode 8 of the Slow Boat Sailing YouTube channel’s round the world vlog before the next podcast.

If you are a YouTube subscriber, send me a private message on Facebook or Twitter with your USA address by Wednesday, January 11, 2017, to be in a drawing for the first ever printed copy of Slow Boat to Cuba. This is a one of a kind collectors edition of the Amazon sailing eBook bestseller on its first day on sale. I’ll show the results of the drawing in episode 8 of Slow Boat Sailing’s vlog series.

We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific. Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How To Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas.

Slow Boat to the Bahamas
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have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

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When we hit $80 per round the world vlog episode or podcast episode, I will give away 2 weeks in a private berth for two to one of our Patrons. Patrons will be randomly selected based on their long-term support on Patreon. This is several thousand dollar value. Captained charters of similarly sized monohulls usually exceed $400 per day. Thus, this reward is over a $5,000 value. The timing of that berth depends on the schedules of the winner and Captain Linus Wilson. I hope a Patron can join the Slow Boat in the Marquesas this summer.

The rewards of being a Patreon far outweigh the costs.

Since starting the podcast and YouTube channel, we have had to upgrade our cameras, computer hard drives, and audio equipment. Podcasts must pay hosting fees. We have incurred high internet access fees in foreign countries to put out a regular podcast and to upload videos. For every hour of podcast or minute of video many hours of work must go into them to produce them. We only produce highly edited podcasts and videos because we believe our listeners and viewers time is so valuable.

The vlog is also a video cruising guide of the places we visit focused on the seamanship necessary to visit the exotic foreign ports that we visit. The vlogs recount the adventures of the Slow Boat crew.

The host of the podcast and the captain of the Slow Boat is Linus Wilson who holds a “six pack” captain’s licenses issued by the United States Coast Guard.

The “Slow Boat” is an Island Packet 31′.

There are 13 episodes planned for season 1. Hopefully, we will have the support to film many more seasons of our round the world voyage. Season 1 goes from New Orleans, to Florida, to Cuba, stops at Providencia, though the Panama Canal, and across the equator into the South Pacific. Season 2 will feature the trip to and cruising in the most beautiful and remote islands in the world, the Marquesas. If you win the Patreon crew drawing, you could be a star in season 2.

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