Windlass rebuild05/24/2013, Shelter Bay Marina, Colon, Panama
The machinist in Episa SA at work.
A walk in the woods05/23/2013, Shelter Bay Marina, Colon, Panama
Last night, just before night fall, we applied lots of DEET (a product we've never resorted to before) and took a walk around Kennedy drive. We heard Toucans and saw a little family of Capuchin Monkeys.
new shade05/21/2013, shelter Bay Marina, Colon, Panama
Well, here's a little project that I should be completing right now rather than posting to the blog! I started the Sun shade project and it has taken longer than expected (of course). I am trying to make it so it is a rain catcher and sun shade as well. It will be able to be shortened if we want some shade over the dodger but wind prevents us from deploying the whole shade.... anyway... a project...
Marina getting old05/10/2013, Shelter Bay Marina, Colon, Panama
Now, this post is sparked by a post written by our friends on Blue Kai. Since most of you might not go to their blog...
Canal Museum05/09/2013, Casco Viejo, Panama City
We went to the Panama Canal Museum. They don't allow photos inside, so we have this one of a Lighthouse lens that was used with the early oil fired lights. Fresnel lens were used to project the light up to 20 miles. Most were replaced with electrical lights... with many of these spectacular lenses pushed right out of the top of the light houses (and destroyed). This one was saved somehow.
a big tree05/08/2013, Cerro Ancon
In Panama City we hiked up Cerro Ancon for a good view of the city and the Pacific from the top. We also saw a Tucan and (what we think was) a poison Dart Frog... And this huge tree. A little taste of the rain forest remains in the middle of the city!
A trip to the city05/07/2013, Panama City trip
We took a little time off from our projects to go to Panama City.
Transits with other boats05/06/2013, Panama Canal
To understand the workings of the canal and be prepared for our own transit, we have helped other boats with their transits. Here we are on Tribe... especially fun as the whole family was able to go... as they had room for us and their kids and Isobel have fun together...
Antifreeze...05/05/2013, shelter Bay Marina, Colon, Panama
Isobel plays with the Charlotte, from a boat down the dock.
What do you do in a Marina05/04/2013, Shelter Bay Marina, Colon, Panama
We have been kind of stuck here. The windlass is broken and, being pretty critical, we are waiting for parts. Isobel in the mean time takes full advantage of the docks...
April 2013, Guna Yala, Panama