Pacific Cruise 2010-11
Back in Cartagena assessing a jammed sheave/halyard before leaving for Panama
Fortunately a hammer and a screw driver freed the jammed haylard. Wished Mike
had been around.
Small world department...new owners of John Douglass's.. (Newburyport/Merri-Mar/AYC)..
Aventura, now Galivant, wished us well on our way to the San Blas.
Aridup, our first anchorage in the San Blas after our passage from Cartagena. ROLLY.
Our first view of a Kuna ulu
Stretching our legs
Looking toward the Panama mainland from Aridup
Shango and neighbor, Crazy Daisy, behind Aridup
The Panama mainland
Snug Harbor....sounded less rolly
Aureliano, friendly Kuna fisherman/vendor
A little under canvased
Snug Harbor sunset
Aureliano hard at work
Amy hard at work too
The nearby Kuna village of Playon Chico
Shango behind Mamaraga at Snug Harbor
Our next stop, the island of El Tigre. Amy with Molas and their makers
Main Street El Tigre
Most every house had a solar panel for their 12 volt needs
Looking toward shore from our El Tigre anchorage
Sabudupored, our next anchorage. Several wonderful days here by ourselves behind the sandbar.
Leaving Sabudupored for Coco Bandero Cays. Our first clear sky view of the mainland in almost a week.
Passing Green Island. Many more cruisers as we head into the most popular sections of the San Blas.
Coco Bandero Cays. Very pretty spot. This 4 mile long reef provides protection for these small offshore islands.
Always terribly sobering when you see a boat washed up on a reef. You can only imagine the events leading to the tragedy.
Our anchorage at Coco Bandero looking out toward the reef.
As always, a Kuna working the shallows.
Coco Bandero was beautiful, but also the first anchorage where we had any significant company.
We dinghied over to a nearby island for some beachcoming
View back to our Coco Bandero anchorage
After almost a month our "fresh vegetables" were coming from cans
The scenery from our cockpit each night made up for the lack of veggies
Another reef anchorage in the Central Hollandes and another tragedy
......And another at Chichame
Chichame also had a recent sailboat grounding.
Chichame was our last San Blas anchorage so Amy was very careful getting through the reef
Last view like this till we get to the Las Perlas Islands on the Pacific side of the canal in 3-4 weeks
Shango reaching down the coast toward Portobello
Mile after mile of empty shores
Reminded us of the north shore of the Dominican Republic
Portobello. All the South American gold and silver left here for Spain.
Second level of the protecting fort.
Morgan was already here
Off to nearest ATM for cash.....one hour bus ride from Portobello.
Back in Portobello with cash in time for soccer game and pre game prayer.
This fellow scored the winning goal
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