Underway to Panama!
15 December 2017 | Caribbean Sea - south of Grand Cayman
Last night we watched one in a series of movies by Alfred Hitchcock, titled The Vanishing Woman. It was entertaining. Woke up early this morning. The roosters were calling long before it was light and we truly missed our flat water anchorage in North Sound. Had our breakfast and prepared Charabia for our next leg. Dinghied to Customs by 8:30 when they opened. Filled out all the necessary documents. They asked if we were done our shopping and we still wanted to buy some duty free liquor and a few groceries. The duty free shop delivered our purchase to the Customs office while we walked to Kirk's Grocery store, for the last few things we needed. Took a cab back who charged us the bus rate, which was very nice. The Customs lady had to find our spear gun and deliver the alcohol and spear gun to our dinghy. We were free and clear to leave. It took time to hoist the dinghy motor and dinghy for our ocean traveling. Then we hoisted the main sail. Started the engines before releasing the two lines we had secured to our mooring ball. The wind was close hauled from the east as we sailed with full main and jib past the three cruise ships that were anchored behind us. Can't believe we were there for two weeks. Along the way, Mark started the water maker for a few hours. Our tank is almost 3/4 full. We will make sure it is full before we get to Panama. Our seas are in the 4-6 foot range. The winds have relaxed from the 22 knots we had rounding the south end of Grand Cayman. Some of the waves end up splashing the deck, but we are staying dry in the cockpit. Would love to see the moon out tonight to light our way. In the first four hours we traveled nearly 30 miles, a good start.