2012 Holiday LetterJerry / Sunny, light winds, 85 degrees
01/03/2013, Isla Provedencia, Colombia
Happy Holidays All!
Seaocean Runs AgroundSusan / mostly sunny, windy, 86 degrees F
01/02/2013, Isla Providencia, Colombia
Late in the evening, in darkness, on the 28th of December we hear a ship hailing the Providencia Port Captain requesting a pilot. A pilot?! The channel in here is too shallow, and the one commercial dock is too short for a ship needing a pilot to dock, yet he calls again. Someone finally replies telling him that there are no pilots. A few minutes later we see three enormous spotlights high in the air. Seaocean has entered the anchorage. We hear them drop the anchor just outside the channel behind us. This should be interesting.
Happy New Year from Isla Providencia12/31/2012, Isla Providencia, Colombia
2012 was largely a Panama year for us aboard Vida Dulce, meeting lots of other cruisers and enjoying life in-between boat projects and other pursuits. We were blessed with visits from friends & family, and with the opportunity to transit the Panama Canal twice (on other cruiser boats). Susan started using the oven, and in-spite of its temperamental nature, baked yummy breads, snacks & meals. She also started a container garden to supply us with fresh herbs, jalapeño peppers and even a few tomatoes. Jerry published new iPad / iPhone apps and continues to work on additional ones along with a very special product. In December we finally got the weather window we didn't get last year and sailed to Isla Providencia, Colombia, from where we wish everyone a glorious start to 2013.
Motor-Scootering Around Isla ProvidenciaSusan / mostly sunny, 86 degrees F
12/27/2012, Isla Providencia, Colombia
We hire a motor scooter for three hours, one of which is spent enjoying an enormous, tasty lunch at a recommended restaurant, Restaurante Divino Niko (Divine Child), on the beach at Bahia Suroeste (South West Bay).
End Of The World & Winter Solstice Beach BBQSusan / partly cloudy, showers, 86 degrees F
12/21/2012, Isla Providencia, Colombia
Yesterday we met a nice couple from Barranquilla, Colombia here on vacation. After chatting awhile, they invited us to join them & their daughter and cousin to an End Of The World beach bbq. If it is all to end, they want to be enjoying themselves when it happens. We'd love to! They purchased several lobsters the day before specifically for the party; we'll bring something to share along with a bottle of champagne.
Rested, Checked In & ConnectedSusan / sunny skies, scattered white fluffy clouds, 90 degrees F
12/18/2012, Isla Providencia, Colombia
After a couple of days of rest and general cleanup, we dingy into town for our first look around. We received our stamped passports from our agent, Mr. Bush, so are free to explore.
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