Monday January 27
We rented a car and drove just under 1.5 hours back to Panama City, to check out of the country with immigration and recieve our Zarpe. The word Zarpe is past tense for the word Zarpar meaning to set sail, to raise anchor.
At Vista Mar Marina, their website says they offer immigration services, but come to find out that means the guy in the office takes all your paperwork to his friend who’s an agent. The agent files the paper work, 2 days later and $80 you get your paperwork back. With the car it also allowed us to provision. We stopped at Riba Smith Coranodo, as recommend by the friends we met at Shelter Bay Marina.
We run on weather windows, with one tomorrow,we didn’t want to wait two more days.