No turning back!
29 May 2011 | Pacific Ocean!
I'm up at 5am baking bread for the 8 crew we have on board and then I wake everyone up at 7.30am as our next adviser (another Rick) turns up to help us through the next set of locks. It takes about 4 hours to get to the next set of locks, and once Rick has given us directions (follow that boat in front) he catches up on some shut eye, as he only got one hour sleep last night. Going through the next set of locks is a breeze as we are rafted up to a larger catamaran and they do all the steering, so Mark and I can relax and enjoy the experience. By about 2pm we are sailing under the Bridge of America, dropping off our extra crew and anchoring at La Playita, a much nicer place than Colon and within view of the skyrise horizon of Panama City. And …...sleep....... No turning back now!! We'll have to go all the way round. I am very excited to be in the Pacific Ocean. A dream of a lifetime.