s/v Charabia

19 January 2018 | Marina Papagayo
18 January 2018 | Marina Papagayo
17 January 2018 | Marina Papagayo
16 January 2018 | Playa Mata de Cana
15 January 2018 | Playa Pan de Azurar
14 January 2018 | Bahia Brasilito
13 January 2018 | Bahia Brasilito
13 January 2018 | Bahia Brasilito
12 January 2018 | Bahia Brasilito
11 January 2018 | Bahia Brasilito
10 January 2018 | Pacific Ocean off Costa Rica - heading to Papagayo
09 January 2018 | Pacific Ocean off Costa Rica - heading to Papagayo
08 January 2018 | Punta Balsa
07 January 2018 | Almost at Isla Ladrones
06 January 2018 | Gulfo de Montijo
05 January 2018 | Bahia Arenas
04 January 2018 | Gulf of Panama
03 January 2018 | Taboga Island
02 January 2018 | Balboa Yatch Club
01 January 2018 | Rio Chagres

Last Minute Boat Prep

28 December 2017 | Shelter Bay Marina
Got up early and got ready to join the cruisers' bus to the Colon shopping mall. Arrived just before 9 and only a few shops were opened. Walked the length of the mall and back to the grocery store. Then headed back to the marina. We got a ferry boat ride both ways. Mark finally was able to fill our diesel spare jug which he said was quite the ordeal. He also renewed the registration of our PLB (personal locator beacons). Our agent showed up before lunch to collect the fees, but was gone before I got back. We had some lunch and checked the laundromat. First there was no washers available but one was close to being done. That worked for us so we are caught up now. Helped Mark do some underwater scrubbing of the props. At least the gator left him alone as did the jelly fish I noticed close to our boat. Hit the pool for the last time. The water is really cold for the heat of the day and cools us off. Visited with several of the cruisers. Everyone is going in different directions. Did some pre-cooking for tomorrow's meal which will include an Advisor and three line handlers onboard for our transit thru this side of the canal. Tomorrow we will be overnighting in the lake in-between the locks. Mark did engine checks so we are ready to depart. Tried to find the Stanford bowl game on ESPN but of course there is another game in its place. They will play the game tomorrow at 8 am on that network. We will see if the internet shows anything of Mike's last game coaching at Stanford.
Vessel Name: Charabia
Vessel Make/Model: Fountaine Pajot / Athena
Hailing Port: Jacksonville, FL
Crew: Mark &Helen
We are both computer folks that were live aboard cruisers back in the 90s. We settled in Jacksonville Florida after escaping the great white north and cruising the Bahamas, T&C, DR and points south down to Trinidad. [...]
Extra: Charabia is a French slang word for nonsense or gibberish. It derives from Arabic "sharab" which means alcohol.When you drink (too much) alcohol, you start talking Charabia. The original owners named her and Mark liked the name so it stuck.
Charabia's Photos - Main
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Upgrades and maintenance to Charabia
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Created 27 June 2017
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Created 16 May 2015
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Created 31 March 2015
Get the boat ready to cruise.
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Created 14 March 2015