Real time update | The boat is in a disastrous shape. All the cross stringers in the starboard hull are broken, bridgedeck is ripped to centerline, most bulkheads are broken. Basically the starboard hull ripped off.
But we were able to save Zingaro. Coast Guard was following us to port, handed us 15 gal diesel last night, we motored with one engine to Honokohau Harbor.
I can’t believe we made it. It was very frightening: Huge waves, water coming in, repairs broke many times, starboard prop shaft snapped.
Most importantly we’re safe!
We haven’t thought far enough to decide what to do. At first we want to get off the boat for a few days. We’re totally exhausted, but in good spirits. This will be the start of a new adventure.
Got a special episode for you today! An epic, 20 minute split-screen extravaganza. We split up and go on separate adventures:
Sea level guy climbs the highest mountain
James attempts to scale the Chimborazo – the highest mountain in Ecuador (and, technically, the highest point on earth – click here for more info) and ends up with some serious altitude sickness. It goes south fast, and James ends up in a bit of trouble…
Kimmi – the Amazonian warrior princess
On this adventure she has to go alone. Kim heads to the Amazon, taking a camera and capturing some amazing scenes of her travels. She gathers her spear, blowgun and the strength needed to trek to one of the most beautiful, wild places on the planet: The Amazonian rainforest.
See how they forage to food, harvest cacao for chocolate and visit a traditional healer in this picturesque location.
Hope you all love it as much as we loved making it!
James & Kim
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Lucie tells You about what it is like to be traveling onboard of Zingaro. After entering the crew, she go interested in cutting, filming & editing as well, so she used our common footage to try it herself and she came up with this masterpiece!
We are flying up to the States for a month. James’ brother is getting married and we are going to visit the SPECTRA WATERMAKERS manufacturing facility and show you guys INSIDE and pick up our new watermaker!
After cruising up and down the Ecuadorian coast we want to visit Ecuador mainland. James is going to climp Chimborazo (6,267 m) and Kim is going to visit Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest – one of the most bio diverse places on the planet.
Currently we’re in Bahía de Caráquez (Ecuador), taking Zingaro apart! All of a sudden we’ve got quite a bit of space here. We removed the fridge and gave it to the local dockhand. He didn’t have one.
Now we’re going to design a chart table / editing table that fits in right where the fridge was. We have to find a very space-economic design for a desk with an integrated chair. We only have about a meter of space. Any ideas?
Sailing Zingaro | We’re taking our boat apart! All of a sudden we’ve got quite a bit of space here!
What we found 130 miles out to sea will shock you. While sailing to the most remote island in Central America, these sailors come across a turtle caught up in a fisherman’s long line. We jump in to help the little guy out.
Join us on our longest journey ever! 1,000nm from Costa Rica to Ecuador via Isla Del Coco …
Carlos Alvarado, Costa Rica’s new President said: “Decarbonisation is the great task of our generation and Costa Rica must be one of the first countries in the world to accomplish it, if not the first.”
The small country in Central America is well-known for its environmental commitment: Costa Rica already generates more than 99 percent of its electricity by using renewable energy sources.
Break it. Bail it. Fix it. Sail it. Our new Zingaro crew-shirts – designed by Kim! Aren’t they cool!?
Sailing Zingaro’s Fundraising Campaign
Every purchase goes toward a watermaker for Zingaro, so we can check out some of the more remote areas of the world (Chile, Easter Island …). Water is our limiting factor at the moment, and with your help, we’re going to fix that! James will make his own 12v 5A homemade watermaker for ~$1800, and of course make a how-to video to share with everyone on YouTube.
Sailing Zingaro Crew Shirts are available in various styles and colours. Take a look at bonfire.com/germaid/