The passage from Aruba to Colombia around the Peninsula de la Guajira has a really bad reputation, capable of producing horrible seas and ferocious winds. However, we were fortunate that it was not for us! As the Rally started, we had a break in the weather and our trip was lovely – even if a little slow in places! We sailed overnight from Aruba to Ensenada Huaritcheru (a dusty, windswept, arid part of Colombia with cold, but very refreshing, water and jelly fish!) On the following day we set off on another overnight sail to Ensenada Gayraca (beautiful, sandy, tranquil bay with warm water). Then came the most challenging part of the passage, the last 10nm into Santa Marta with winds blowing 35knots and higher! From the protection of the bay we hadn’t seen it coming so we were a little surprised but Ocean Rainbow acquitted herself well, as always, and we had an exhilarating romp with dolphins for company into the sheltered waters of Santa Marta and the marina.