Saturday January 4 Baby it’s hot here! We rigged up a sun shade for the boat deck to help it stay cooler inside. We used an old Thistle main and jib. Dan greased up the bikes for us to ride up and down the docks. Thank you Joe Raynock for the bikes!! ￼ Spent mostContinue reading “The wings were okay”
Friday January 3 On our approach to Panama we were greeted with dolphins who gleefully swam around bow as well as schools of flying fish. 15 miles from shore, first sight of land in 11 days! At 8 miles out we radioed they Canal that we were heading to the marina, we were allowed toContinue reading “PANAMA…do do do do do PANAMA-A”
Thursday January 2 Currently we are 132 nautical miles from Panama, should arrive sometime tomorrow. With a stiff 16 knot breeze, full main, staysail and Genoa we’re cruising at 8 knots. ￼ Danielle and I cut out the parts for a Panama flag, I’ll sew them together when the waves are a bit smaller.
Wednesday January 1 ￼ Walking through the boat with waves and swells has been a challenge for Danielle and I, as the grab bars on the ceiling are a bit high for us. Dan rigged up a rope for us to grab. ￼
Tuesday December 31 New Years Eve! Just keep sailing, sailing, sailing…are we there yet? The day was relatively calm. For the past 2 days we’ve been listening to a book on CD. John Grisham’s “The Appeal” the collection is 10 discs. At the end the author comments that characters and events were all fictional, theContinue reading “No fireworks on the Caribbean Sea”
Monday December 30 We’re here on the western Caribbean Sea, not another boat nor sight of land on our 360 horizon. Just a beautiful day! Blue sky, a few clouds, cruising along at 6 knots with an occasional bird that circled the boat. ￼
Sunday December 29 We’ve been sailing now for 7 days 24/7 round the clock. Our days have been we randomly take turns at the helm. In the mid morning or early afternoon Dan would nap. After dinner around 6, Danielle and I would rest or nap then wake at 10, Dan would go to sleep.Continue reading “8 days a week”
Saturday December 28 It’s hard to believe four weeks ago today we started this journey, my how time flies! The biggest surprise to me was I never anticipated we would’ve traveled down the the Inter coastal waterway. I expected all ocean sailing. Mother Nature had other plans. But it’s ok, we met several wonderful peopleContinue reading “Boats and birds”
Friday December 27 Just cruising the Caribbean Sea today! The time zone, where are we in relation to that? We don’t have cell service right now so we decided we are on boat time! Our own zone, at least till civilization tells us otherwise. I didn’t expect the calmness around Cuba. One day we’re allowedContinue reading “Cuba”
Thursday December 26, 2019 The cockpit was wet this morning, it rained a bit last night. The sky behind us is really ugly fortunately it is crossing behind us.