I met the same guy in Providencia (off the coast of Nicaragua). A really nice couple, and after hearing some of his stories, he has become something of a personal hero. We were there for what I seem to remember as his 70th birthday. He spent his 60th birthday having just rounded cape horn singlehanded on Polar Bear (a green steel boat he built with a partner). His birthday present to himself was a cupcake with a candle in it, having just made it through in one piece. We didnt visit with them long, but She taught My wife how to make tortillas. A nice couple, and for someone so experienced he was very unassuming. His partner had to get him to tell the story of his 60th with a bit of cohersion. Nice folks.