Thursday, March 23, 2017

Pacific


All crew present and just cast off from Balboa, Panama.  Next stop Galápagos Islands!

Panama Canal

We got delayed 6 hours but finally tied up to a mooring just before midnight last night
Got the First Mate on hand to cast off this morning 
Motored through the Culebra Cut which goes through the continental divide
Had a great line handler in the Pedro Miguel lock 
Last chamber ahead of the Miraflores Lock and the the Pacific Ocean!!


Friday, March 17, 2017

Batteries


For some reason after 2 years I've had 2 batteries go bad in my house bank and several people have told me to replace all 6 so I did today. So I lifted out 325 pounds of batteries 

And then lifted in 360 pounds of new ones
Now it's time for Advil and beer!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Canal

Went into the first lock 2 days ago on S/V Serengeti as a line handler

Spent the night in lake Gatun after having some of the best She Crab Soup ever!
And through Culebra Cut and the last set of locks into the Pacific
Then took the train back home to ILLIMITÉ!
my turn to transit in 1 week!!


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Friday, March 10, 2017

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Panama

Had a flat tire on the long drive to the airport to pick up a new crew member 


Made it there in time though to get Noelle 
Had some nice down wind sailing 
Did some pondering of life 
And then went to Shelter Bay Marina outside of Colon to await the canal transit 
And check out the new canal
WOW 

Friday, March 3, 2017

San Blas Feb 18

Arrived in Porvenir and cleared in 
A local Kuna wanted to race, title for title but I chickened out 
Did some snorkeling 
Kayaking 
And relaxing