s/v KOKOMO - Denny & Becky

LEAVING San Blas Islands November 8th, for our schedule visit our website: kokomosailing.com

24 September 2016 | Wasalardup, San Blas Islands
24 September 2016 | Yansalardup, San Blas Islands
10 September 2016 | Salardup, San Blas Islands
08 September 2016 | Salardup, San Blas Islands
01 September 2016 | Yansalardup, San Blas Islands
28 August 2016 | Yansalardup, San Blas Islands
25 August 2016 | Yansalardup, San Blas Islands
17 August 2016 | Panama City, Panama
15 August 2016 | Browns Point, Wa
13 August 2016 | Browns Point, Wa
02 August 2016 | Tacoma, WA
29 July 2016 | Tacoma,WA/82 degrees, beautiful, no coat for us!
17 July 2016 | Tacoma, WA
07 July 2016 | Marysville, WA
27 June 2016 | Browns Point, WA
25 June 2016
24 June 2016
20 June 2016
19 June 2016
18 June 2016

Crazy Weather

24 September 2016 | Wasalardup, San Blas Islands
Becky/86 degrees, cloudy
The other day while anchored, to our left we saw a water spout and you could see the water churning as it touched. It lasted for a couple minutes. The photo above is towards the end. Then to our right we saw lightening strike down near some boats that were anchored about a mile from us. Then a bit later a chochosan came through with winds up to 40 miles an hour and rain that poured down hard – hold on!



So glad we didn’t have guests aboard!

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

Good Memories

24 September 2016 | Yansalardup, San Blas Islands
Becky/86 degrees, cloudy, some sun
We had on our boat a couple, he was from the Netherlands and she was from Poland. They have been traveling the last couple weeks and ended their trip with us. It turned out perfect! The weather cooperated and they got to see all the beautiful islands!

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

Happy Birthday Lisa

10 September 2016 | Salardup, San Blas Islands
Becky/86 degrees, cloudy
Master Mola Maker Lisa turned 55! I made her brownies and decorated it with peanut butter. I also crocheted her a shall and gave that to her. She was very touched by our efforts and that we remembered her on her birthday. Lisa's driver, Elnardo, who doesn't speak English, had a few rum drinks with Lisa to celebrate. We had a wonderful evening!

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

The Moving House

08 September 2016 | Salardup, San Blas Islands
Becky/86 degrees, all types of weather
Cheron & Luuk are from Holland. They are the nicest couple! Cheron kept referring our boat to "the moving house", which if you think about it is so true!







Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

New Panama Locks

01 September 2016 | Yansalardup, San Blas Islands
Becky/84 degrees, cloudy
The photo above was taken by Roger (our taxi friend) while crossing the new locks to get to our boat in Shelter Bay Marina. The ship in the distance is in the second lock. Roger was telling us the new locks don't have mules. In the old locks, mules have lines attached to them from the ship. This helps control the ship in the lock. The new lock has already had a ship damage it.

Below is some information a cruiser posted:

PANAMA CITY -- A 984-foot Chinese container ship cleared the new massive locks of the Panama Canal on Sunday, becoming the first to officially pass through the expanded canal and sparking a new dawn for Panama and global shipping.

As it entered the canal earlier Sunday, brass bands played nonstop as onlookers - from Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and a host of other countries - waved flags and danced.

The $5.4 billion effort to expand the 102-year-old canal took nearly 10 years and the sweat from 40,000 workers to complete. The new set of locks now allows ships carrying up to 14,000 containers, known as neo-Panamax ships, to cut a quicker path between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. U.S. ports have been investing billions of dollars to expand their facilities in a race to accommodate the mega ships.

Panama marked the long-awaited opening with a weekend party hosted by Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela that includes at least 70 country leaders, members of the U.S. Congress and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Biden.

John Feeley, the U.S. ambassador to Panama, lauded Panama for its "wonder of engineering."

"This is a grand accomplishment for the people of Panama," he said. "This expansion will reconfigure, permanently, the map of the global shipping industry."

Thanks for the birthday wishes

28 August 2016 | Yansalardup, San Blas Islands
Becky/88 degrees, hot and sunny, no rain
For a birthday present, my girlfriend Karen gave me a pillow case (above photo) which is perfect on the boat. I was very touched by the amount of people who wished me a happy birthday. It's nice to be remembered!

We have a very nice family from Argentina visiting us now. This is Martin, he is the son of Sandra.


This is Sandra and Adriana. They are sisters visiting us for a couple days.


Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

Love our Grandchildren

25 August 2016 | Yansalardup, San Blas Islands
Becky/84 degrees, cloudy
We have many good memories of our time spent at home. Especially the moments with our grandchildren. It was fun to play with James and watch his little mind work. Jackson's personality really began to show right when we were leaving. He started to give us the biggest smile and his little face lite right up! Erica is so good to us by sending us small video clips that keep us connected.

After an 11 hour crossing from Portobello to San Blas Islands we are anchored in one of our favorite spots - Yansalardup. We sailed half of it and motor/sailed the rest when the wind died down in the afternoon.

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

Back in Panama

17 August 2016 | Panama City, Panama
Becky/86 degrees, hot, humid, some rain
After many hours of airport/airplane we have arrived safely in Panama. Walking outside for the first time in a couple months you forget how hot and humid it really is! My skin feels better already! We both got our teeth cleaned ($74 total), went to the mall for a few things then back old town for beer and pizza - yum! We are exhausted and need to rest up for tomorrow's big grocery shopping day. After that Roger will take us to our boat where we will try and figure out where to put everything.

We are filled up with good memories of family and friends! It was so good to see everyone!

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

Great Gathering

15 August 2016 | Browns Point, Wa
Becky/88 degrees in Tacoma - beautiful!
What a fun evening! Denny's long time business partner, district manager, sailing friend, our neighbor we've known since junior high and our hosts Mike & Karen.

Nice way to end our visit home. We leave in the morning for Panama.

Becky

Good Times

13 August 2016 | Browns Point, Wa
Becky/88 degrees in Tacoma - beautiful!
Our friends Steve Rena flew in from Utah to visit with us. So nice to see them and all of the many other friends we have been spending time with.

Becky

Guitar Babies

02 August 2016 | Tacoma, WA
Becky/68 degrees cloudy
Denny is sure having fun with his grandson's! He is restoring Drew's guitar and James get his tools to help abuelo, it is so cute!

Becky

Enjoying Home

29 July 2016 | Tacoma,WA/82 degrees, beautiful, no coat for us!
Denny and I are getting to visit family and friends non stop and loving every minute. Christine, Denny and I picked blackberries yesterday and shared it with Pete and Laura, it was delicious!

Becky

Uncorked Canvas

17 July 2016 | Tacoma, WA
Becky/68 degrees
I'm having such a nice visit with family and friends! I took Joanne, my mother in law, to Uncorked Canvas in Tacoma last night. We were taught how to paint and we were served wine. We had a great time and the above photo is what I painted. Not bad considering I've never painted before, drank some wine and I didn't even have numbers to follow!

Denny has bee having quiet the adventure with his sailing friends Bruce & Don. They sailed from San Blas to Shelter Bay Marina. It usually takes 12 hours, but due to rough weather it took them 16. Denny flies into Tacoma on Tuesday, then we will be here another month.

Becky

Arlington Fly

07 July 2016 | Marysville, WA
Becky/65 degrees, cloudy
I went to such a great air show today! Here are some photos.














Becky

Good Morning Mt. Rainier

27 June 2016 | Browns Point, WA
Becky/85 degrees, sunny
What a beautiful summer day in the Pacific Northwest!

Becky
Vessel Name: Kokomo
Vessel Make/Model: Sabre 425
Hailing Port: Tacoma, Washington
Crew: Denny & Becky Flannigan
About:
After ten years of planning a trip around the world, we have given up our life on land to head to bluer pastures with the hopes of staying young as long as possible. Our mission is to have fun while moving about the earth. [...]
Extra: We have two boys in their 20's and several friends and family of all ages. Our hope is that those we know will decide to spend some time with us. Life is enjoyed most when you share it with those your closest to.
Home Page: http://www.kokomosailing.com/
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