Papas y huevos - saved from the cans!
08 December 2011 | Eastern Lemon Cays, San Blas Islands, Panama
While we knew that food supplies are not easy to come by in most of the San Blas Islands, things turned out to be even more scarce than we had expected. Other boaters who have been in the area for while told us that a skiff with some fruits and veggies comes through the more frequented anchorages approximately once a week. However, by the time we arrived here a week ago, everyone was already eagerly awaiting the elusive fruit & veggie boat but there was no sign of it. Meanwhile, we were getting plenty of fresh water from rain showers and some fresh fish from passing fishermen (including a four pound tuna for $2) but our fresh fruit supplies were down to a sad collection of five onions, a handful of limes, and three sweet potatoes. Until today - salvation! A boat with eggs and potatoes showed up and allowed us to restock at least those items. It doesn't take much to make us happy!
After a week of splendid relaxation here in the East Lemmon Keys, we'll probably move to another anchorage (Cocos Banderos) tomorrow, planning to leave the San Blas for Colon by the end of the month. It's also time to work down the job-list on Namani again - the anchor windlass will be next. All is well aboard, stay tuned...