or what is that
don gato rio dulce person?
I am a retired Graphic Artist and Photographer. I still do a lot of the things I did when I worked for a living but now I do it for enjoyment and on my schedule. I get to do the projects I want to do and I don't have to worry about deadlines or pleasing anyone but myself.
The uniform of the day is khaki cargo shorts, Hawaiian shirts and
My passion is photography, Flickr, and of course I'm an Internet junkie. You can see my favorite photos on my Flickr site.
I live on my sailboat, "sv Seaductress", in Rio Dulce, Guatemala, which is a haven for cruisers and live aboard boaters. The Rio Dulce has been known as the best hurricane hole in the Western Caribbean for centuries.
The Spanish hid their galleons, laden with Mayan Gold on Lago Izabal and the pirates came in after them and raided their ships. The Spanish built a fort,Castillo San Felipe, to guard their ships but the pirates repeatedly conquered the fort and looted the Spanish ships.
This entire area is rich in history and beautiful scenery.
I now have a domain name, dongatoriodulce.com, and I am hosting sites that I design.
For more information see this page:
Web design and photography
For info even more info Web Site Design and Hosting or Photo Shoots in Guatemala or anywhere on Earth, if you are willing to pay my airfare and expenses.
Contact me at,
This is my most viewed photo on Flickr.
Mr Cat was only a few months old when I shot that photo, and
he really wanted to get up on the boom.
He finally made it up there, but it took him a few tries and more
than a few failures to figure it out.
A couple of weeks later he was all the way up to the bimini.
When I went ashore he used to lay up there on top of the bimini
and watch for me to come back in my dingy with a can of tuna,
a bag of cat food or something else he liked. He loved to eat.
This is my second most viewed photo on Flickr.
This was an amazing sunset in Key West. My
best friend and I sat in the cockpit of my boat
watching it change.
I must have taken a hundred photos of that sunset,
and they are all different.
Thank you for visiting my page.
This site is constantly growing and changing. I change some of the photos every few days
and I regularly add new information as it becomes available and make updates.
Be sure to bookmark this site so you can check back and see what new stuff I have added.
Please keep scrolling down!
There is a lot more info and links to many of the businesses on or near the Rio that have websites.
This is me and my alter ego, Don Gato (Mr Cat)
I have heard it said that people look like their pets, or
that pets look like their people.
Mr Cat was a master of disguise and an accomplished
impersonator. He mocked me and imitated me every
chance he got.
He really liked wearing my "Stars and Stripes" headband
and sunglasses. He thought he looked really cool in them,
and he did.
He disappeared from Mar Marine about two and a half
years ago.I think he was "catnapped."
I sure miss him. He was my best friend and an awesome
When we lived at Bruno's he used to chase rats all the time.
Monica gave him a can of tuna every time he killed a rat.
Needless to say he was constantly hunting for rats, that is
when he wasn't sleeping, demanding attention or begging
the real dongato