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

10 days 'til Panama

17 March 2009 | Empire, MI
The above photo is of Jenaya & Bridget helping "Oma" collect sap!
It's been a beautiful couple of Spring days here, sunny & 50's to near 60, which has been a much welcomed relief from all the cold & snow. It's suppose to cool back down tomorrow, but at least not the blustery, bone-chilling temps it has been.
Jim & I are both heading down to Panama! We leave from Detroit on the 27th. We ended up having to take 2 separate flights to Houston, mine is at 8:30 in the a.m., Jim's at 11:15. Since we booked mine separately, several days later, his flight was already full. It amazes me sometimes how UN-accomadating the airlines are. He tried, to no avail obviously, to get us on the same flight w/out paying huge sums of charges, by simply changing his flight to mine. At least we're on the same International flight.
I want to include the Panama canal webcam now so 1) I don't forget to do it, and get gone. And 2) so if you want you can get it up and get familiar w/ the site ahead of time. We are planning on going through the canal as early as April 1st. But will keep you posted. The webcam website is:
www.pancanal.com/eng/photo/camera-java.html It updates every 10 seconds or so, and there are 3 different locations. Coming from the South, to follow us through, start at the top L, on the Miraflores locks.
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