s/v Sunshine

The Cruising Adventures of the Thoreson Family

14 July 2009
08 July 2009 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
13 June 2009 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama- still
06 June 2009 | Empire, MI/ SB Marina, Panama
15 May 2009 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
15 April 2009 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
14 April 2009 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
12 April 2009 | Carribean, North of Panama
11 April 2009 | Carribean, North of Panama
10 April 2009 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
10 April 2009 | 9.3691,-79.9503
10 April 2009 | 9.3797,-79.9345
09 April 2009 | Lake Gatun, Panama
09 April 2009 | 9.3442,-79.9075
09 April 2009 | 9.2718,-79.9234
08 April 2009 | Panama Canal
08 April 2009 | 9.2176,-79.8913
08 April 2009 | 9.0159,-79.6118
08 April 2009 | 8.905,-79.5307
07 April 2009 | Playita Anchorage Panama City

Refurbishing continues

10 June 2007 | Bahia del Sol, El Salvador
Jim & Amy
Work on Sunshine continues. Santos and his crew have finished the bottom work... for now. At some point after we get down there we'll have to find the best place to haul her completely out of the water for a while so that a permanent repair can be made.

As for now, they are almost finished with the deck repair and re-surfacing of the non-skid. He will also be having someone completely clean and repaint the engine soon.

As for back home, we continue to get what work needs done on the house. This past week was extremely busy with both Bridget and Micah having their transition ceremonies, Bridget graduating from 6th grade, Micah from Kindergarten. I had my Dr.'s apt. up at the Soo on Wednesday, Friday morning I went in to Micah's class to give a short presentation about our upcoming trip and about living on a sailboat and a bit about what El Salvador is like, enough to try to relate to 3-6 year olds. They actually were quite interested and especially fascinated when I told them our boat would just fit on their playground from the door to the fence- about 50'!

All that as well as the usual weekly busyness. This week should be less hectic- but that remains to be seen.
Vessel Name: Sunshine
Vessel Make/Model: 45' Ed Horstman Tristar Trimaran
Hailing Port: Traverse City, MI
Crew: Jim, Amy, Bridget, Micah, & Jenaya
We have been married almost 19 years, Bridget is now 14, Micah is almost 8, Jenaya is 5. We have a strong Christian/Catholic Faith, love spending time together & exploring this beautiful World. [...]
We purchased Sunshine in Feb. '07. She was in Bahia del Sol, El Salvador. We flew down in Nov. '07, spent 4 months getting her ready, building a new, larger dinghy, enjoying El Salvador & the friends we made. We then took the next 2 1/2 months sailing from there to Panama City. Now the next leg [...]
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The Thoreson Crew

Who: Jim, Amy, Bridget, Micah, & Jenaya
Port: Traverse City, MI