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SV Kokomo - Denny & Becky
Charter in the San Blas Island in the Caribbean, visit our website: www.kokomosailing.com
Denny Performs Wedding Ceremony
Becky/83 degrees, sunny & windy
02/07/2013, San Blas, Panama

Our friends Charlie & Lizz on Kaya heard that Denny has a license to marry. They were having some friends visit that wanted to get married in the San Blas and asked if Denny would perform the wedding. Absolutely! It was a beautiful wedding as you will see in the five minute video below.



Erin and Doug listen to Denny speak.


02/07/2013 | French Kiss
Looks like a terrific day, one the bride and groom should never forget.
02/07/2013 | Sanders
Very special ceremony and a wonderful day in a very special place.
02/09/2013 | erin and doug
It was wildly romantic!! Thanks for marrying us! We hope to meet up with kokomo again- wherever you guys may be!!!!
Underwater Camera
Becky/83 degrees, sunny & windy
02/06/2013, San Blas, Panama

Now that I have an underwater camera, I believe this is a must if you are snorkeling. I didn't have one for over a year snorkeling and now that I do, it is amazing the things I see. The above photo is of a squid. I just love following these goofy looking creatures. This guy got use to me and allowed me to get close for a photo. There was a school of four of them swimming around. They were very curious of me as I was of them.

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

02/07/2013 | Chrissy
Glad to see you're getting out and about. Happy anniversary.
Scotty and I loved watching the squid families too. If you ever get a chance you can go to my Facebook, I'vegot a video called squid vid and it.'s from the day at the shipwreck when we snorkelled with you.
Happy, happy hours
Chrissy
30th Anniversary
Becky/83 degrees, sunny & windy
02/05/2013, San Blas, Panama

Today Denny and I have been married for 30 years - oh my! Yes I was 14 when we got married :)

We are very blessed to be together this long and look forward to another 30 years!

We are heading into the city tomorrow morning to celebrate. Can't wait for that LONG hot shower!

Life is good on Kokomo!


02/05/2013 | Barry
Becky, you were indeed a beautiful child-bride. Congratulations to you both! Best Wishes for continued happiness.
02/05/2013 | Deb McAdams
Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to the two of you. You’ll be catching up with me and Don before you know it. (33 years) You were still just a baby when you got married, but you did a good job. Look where you guys are today. See you in a month or so.
New Record
Becky/83 degrees, sunny & windy
02/04/2013, San Blas, Panama

We had a dinner party on Kokomo and hosted 10 people for dinner. The best part was we all fit around the table! This is a first for us seating this many people. It was a great group of friends and enjoyed the evening very much!

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

Denny's New Look
Becky/83 degrees, sunny & windy
02/03/2013, San Blas, Panama

While in Panama City last December, Denny found a pair of pants he just had to have. He has been wearing them and every time he does he gets a comment from cruisers - go figure! The last comment, the lady just started to laugh and said to him, "your color combinations are about the worst I have ever seen". Denny just smiled.

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

02/05/2013 | Jeanne Walker
DUDE!!! you just need a camera around your neck, and you are a tourist!!!
Varnish
Becky/83 degrees, sunny & windy
02/02/2013, San Blas, Panama

Since the rain has left for awhile, I decided to sand down our cockpit table, ladder stairs, cup holder and the wood that holds the gas. That took most of one day, today I'm going to start the varnish process. It has been over a couple of years since I have refinished the wood and it is finally looking good again.

Denny kited today and is making some progress upwind. He is enjoying it more and more. Plus he isn't loosing his hat or sunglasses! This is a good thing! :)

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

No Bugs
Becky/85 Degrees - Sunny & Windy
01/29/2013, Yansalardup

The last two weeks I have been bug-bite-free! This is a big deal for me as I usually get a bunch when I step foot on an island. There have been a constant 15-20 knots from the north. I believe all of the bugs are on the tree branches hanging on for dear life!

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

02/01/2013 | Bev Channing
Hi Becky, Thanks so much for your details regarding the bugs! Bugs love me too and I can relate to your "connect the dots". Can't thank you and Denny enough for posting the blog with many details of things we soon to be cruisers need to know. We just bought a new boat and will bring her to Florida in June. Hope we cross paths so we can visit in person!
Sewing Project
Becky/85 Degrees - Sunny & Windy
01/28/2013, Yansalardup

It's been three years since we made our stack pack for the main. Last week the zipper broke. So Denny took it off the boom and out came the Sailrite. We did some modifications, patched it up some, reinforced a few loops, and put the zipper in a different place so that water won't get into the sail as much. Just as Denny was putting it back on, we got a call from our friend Larry. He was in the West Lemons and needed a ride back to his boat. Perfect timing we said, as we needed to hoist the main anyway, so off we went. The only downside was, it was 4 pm and the sun sets at 6 pm, so we would be returning in the dark. You don't see boats out usually after 5 pm. We have done this trip many times and were confident. We pick up Larry and headed back to the East Lemons. It was dusk and I put out a fishing line, not but 4 minutes later, bam - fish on! It was a big one, pulled out most of the line, as we were rolling in the jib. We were going 7 knots when the fish hit. It is a beauty! 15-18 lbs. tuna - YUMMMM!

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

01/31/2013 | Patrick Nelson
Nice catch, fun way to end the day.
Swap meet
Denny/85 Degrees - Sunny & Windy
01/26/2013, West Lemons

Yesterday we went to a swap meet. I had an alternator that I was no longer using as it fit the old engine. Also dinghy wheels, we used this in Mexico but have been told you don't need them in the rest of the world. I also decided spear swimming is not my thing so I no longer need a spear gun. Becky had some movie cd's she has copied onto a hard drive. We decided to sail 6 miles to the west lemons and see if we could turn are unneeded stuff into cash. We arrived, set up a table and opened a beer. One hour later we were headed back to the boat with $176 in our pocket and a pair of shoes. We sailed back to the east lemons feeling good about the days efforts. While I was relaxing in the cockpit Becky was making us a cocktail. I herd a gasp, then I was informed that while sailing I forgot to put a half gallon of rum away and it had fallen and broke. It was my last bottle, now I am wondering if going to the swap meet was such a good idea???

Life is good, a little dry, but good on Kokomo

Denny

01/29/2013 | Jane Lustenberger
You sold the spear gun !!!
with Chrissy and Becky catching big fish i guess you don't need one.
skiing is good !
Swap Meet
Becky/83 Degrees - Sunny & Windy
01/25/2013, West Lemons

We are in the West Lemons today for a swap meet. Denny is gathering all of his altinator's in to sell, along with some other extra engine parts and spares. I'm going to try and sell all of our dvd movies as we have them all now on a hard drive. Hope we lighten up the boat some.....

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

under the boat.
Denny/83 Degrees - Sunny & Windy
01/21/2013, Wa sasa;ardup

After spending more than a year in the San Blas we just learned that there are clams and mussels all along the bottom of the bay. we have been swimming over the top of great meals every day. never one to dwell on the past we are now happy to be eating fresh seafood whenever we want.

Life is good on kokomo

Denny

ps - our single side band isn't working properly, so daily blogs are hard to send right now. working on it.

01/24/2013 | Patrick Nelson
You must really happy to found the shell fish just for the variety. Pat
New Adventure
Becky/83 Degrees - Sunny & Windy
01/17/2013, Nargana

We sailed to Nargana today for some provisions of fruit, veggies, beer and rum. While here we decided to go up river which we have never done. Many boats here do not have water makers and have to rely on finding water. Here in Nargana you can take your dinghy up a river where you will find many Kuna's paddling with buckets. We started to pass one Kuna man and decided to ask if he wanted a tow, of course he said "yes!". We towed him as far as he wanted, then continued on. Along with us came Margarate & Steve (S/V Lions Paw) & Vicky & Larry (S/V Rocinante). Soon we came to where no engines were allowed. This is where the Kuna's get their drinking water and laundry water. We jumped in the cool, clean, fresh water - it felt soooo nice!

Life is good on Kokomo! ><((((º>`•.¸¸´¯`•.¸><(((º>`•.¸¸´¯`•.¸.•´¯`•...¸><(((º>`•.¸¸.•....spear fishing in the San Blas Islands, Panama

Becky

PS - Our single side band connection isn't working very well, so we are having trouble posting blogs. No worries, we will keep trying! :)

cold
Denny/80 Degrees - Sunny & Windy
01/14/2013, Chichime

this morning i woke up and went outside to read. I was cold so i made a pot of coffee and got a blanket. then i looked to see what the temperature was, 80 degrees, down from the normal 84. defenatly a cold frount has moved into the area. (-:. I wonder what has happened to me. I am cold at 80 degrees. just a few short years ago 80 degrees made for a hot summer day. i'm sure the temp will warm back up, if not a Kuna or two might die from exposure.

we are currently anchored in Chichime as its a good place to stage your departure from the San Blas. Our good friends Mark and Lisbet form S/V Irie left this morning to go threw the canal and head west to the Galapatos. We will miss them but that's sailing. It's a small world, Maybe we will meet up again someplace else.

life is good on Kokomo

Denny

01/20/2013 | Deb McAdamss
It sounds like we may need to pack you a sweater when we come to visit. LOL. Or maybe I can crochet you a lap blanket since from your earlier post, you seem to be getting a bit older. We just got a traveling nurse at work to help us out for a few weeks. She’s from North Dakota and says it was -40 windchill when she left there, so she’s feeling pretty warm while we’re all bundled up. I guess it’s all what you get used to.
visitors
Denny/84 Degrees - Sunny & Windy
01/13/2013, San Blas east lemons

the last days have been fun, we have had visitors from Argentina. We had to listen very carefully as they spoke little English and we speak little Spanish. Edwardo, the husband and father was very helpful always wanting to hold the dinghy close to the boat. I fell in the water twice because of his willingness to help. I have always said, when I start falling in the water I will have to say I'm getting old. I wonder if this counts, will see as the future tells no lies.

Life is good on Kokomo

Denny

More Guests
Denny/84 Degrees - Sunny & Windy
01/08/2013, San Blas east lemons

We are sure busy with back to back guests. Now we have three people who are Dutch. We are enjoying their company very much and learning a new language!

Life is good on Kokomo!

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