Venezuelan Andes

Pico Bolivar

Before political events prevented sailors from visiting the Venezuela mainland, we stayed in several marinas to tour the Andes and enjoy this fascinating country.


Mérida is a city in the Andes mountains of northwestern Venezuela. It’s known for its Spanish colonial architecture, its parks and squares, and as a base for outdoor activities in the nearby Sierra Nevada and Sierra La Culata national parks. International visitors and the many students of the prestigious Universidad de Los Andes contribute to lively nightlife and cultural scenes.

Teliferico to the top of Merida.


My mother, Charlie, was a fantastic traveler.  She joined us on many trips around the world. Raised on a farm, she was an expert horseback rider.

My nephew, Cavan, is pictured behind her.


Mucuchies funeral procession.


San Racheal Chapel.