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

Getting Ready to Move On

10 April 2008 | Playa del Coco/ Bahia Potrero, Costa Rica 10d. 26.514 N./ 85d. 47.168 W.
Jim and Bridget went ashore Wed. a.m. to do some internet biz, and get some provisions before heading on. I stayed on Sunshine w/ MJ & Jen and did the school thing. After that was done I finished checking and rechecking the 3 cruising manuals we have for the remainder of the trip- as far as Rio Dulce, Guatamala, anyway. That took the better part of 2 days. Researching where we really wanted to go, how long it will take us to get there and if it all fit in to the next almost 2 months. It looks like that's about as far as we're going to get, or if we go straight from Isla Providencia, to Isla Muerjeras, just off the tip of the Yucatan, then to Florida, and skip Guatamala, then we'll do that-but that depends on a few things we won't know about for a bit.
Jim radioed me from the internet café that he talked to mom and he was already on a flight to Houston- that was a big relief to me that he was already that far.
While I was still working on the- schedule- I hate to call it that, I guess it's more like a, well, plan, it started to rain and the wind kicked up a bit. Jim and I both agreed we needed Dad to come back since the whole time he was with us we got nothing more than a sprinkle for a minute or 2, and he kept saying how there had been no rain while he was here! So after we made sure things were secure and dry it was dinner time and getting ready to leave tomorrow for Potrero, which is where the above coordinate is for.

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