Cargo Boat to Colombia
Ever load a full-size refrigerator into a canoe?
We sailed between hundreds of indigenous islands, unloading supplies along the way.
The boat carried everything. Gas, building materials, beer, food, bed frames, home appliances, tricycles, diesel motors, and a large variety of wrapped Christmas presents.
We docked at different ports and I’d help unload the cargo to use my body for something. One time, we almost lost a refrigerator to the sea when two crew members tried passing it to a guy in a canoe.
At night, we stayed in ports and the crew cooked spaghetti with canned meat. They watched 1980s kung-fu movies as they ate and then we all slept on the deck.
It wasn’t always comfortable, but it was an experience.
Comarca Kuna Yala, Panama - © Diego Cupolo 2011