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S/V Catharpin Blue
Island Packet 420-62
Sewing and sewing
Marilyn
02/14/2012, Shelter Bay Marina

While Sam was in the States, Marilyn spent much of her time sewing. Since being in Panama this year she has added edging to the cockpit sunshades, made an outboard engine cover, an anchor-riding sail and hatch covers. In addition the big project is a awning/cover that is held up by a halyard for the front of the boat -- to keep sun and rain out.

2012 Panama and Beyond
Orapendula Nests
Marilyn
02/10/2012, Kennedy Loop

The nests are all over Kennedy Loop in the Coconut Palms. With the breeze they sway with the fronds. Sometimes I can see as many as 6-10 at a time.

2012 Panama and Beyond
Orapendula
Marilyn
02/10/2012, Kennedy Loop

The orapendulas on Kennedy Loop are amazing. There must be several dozen nests in the coconut palms. They look like teardrops (large) attached to the end of a palm frond. We first saw the birds with nesting materials and then the nests appeared everywhere.

The orapendula is black and has a yellow beak and yellow tail. They sound like a gurgling brook.

2012 Panama and Beyond
Anchor Riding Sail
Marilyn
02/08/2012, Catharpin Blue

I made an anchor riding sail from a SailRite kit. It was fun. The picture shows it near the mast at deck level. Really it should be attached to a backstay and be put up higher. It's purpose is to steady the boat when at anchor.

2012 Panama and Beyond
Conestoga Wagon
Marilyn
02/03/2012, Shelter Bay, Colon, Panama

Sam left the boat with the Conestoga Wagon cover. Even though it is hard to put up, it has been quite useful here since we are sitting directly into the wind. It keeps the boat much cooler.

Note that the canvas is gone.

A neighbor's dog loves to sit next to the boat -- I think because it is cool.

2012 Panama and Beyond

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