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Namani at Sea
The travels of Nana, Markus and Nick aboard Namani
Papas y huevos - saved from the cans!
Markus
08-Dec-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...

08 - In Panama
Who'll stop the rain...
Markus
08-Dec-2011, Eastern Lemon Cays, San Blas Islands, Panama

Some real tropical downpours in our anchorage today, as squalls associated with a tropical wave just NE of here move through. A very welcome replenishment of our fresh water supply after collecting more than 20 gallons in half an hour and enough to spare to do some laundry. Also a chance to catch up on schoolwork and some house-keeping. Things should get drier again by Sunday.

08 - In Panama
A beautiful anchorage...
Markus
08-Dec-2011, Eastern Lemon Cays, San Blas Islands, Panama

Changed location today from Porvenir to the Eastern Lemon Cays (a whole 5.5 nm away!). Beautiful palce, surrounded by a few small palm-treed islands and some reefs. Also fewer boats around than in the Lemon Cays. Luckily though, some with kids and Nicky already had his first expedition with the kids from Zest a few hours after we dropped the hook. Now hoping for a supply boat that apparently comnes through the islands once a week in order to replenish our fresh food supplies. Stay tuned...

08 - In Panama

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