s/v Charabia

21 April 2018 | Ko Olina Marina, Oahu
20 April 2018 | Ko Olina Marina, Oahu
19 April 2018 | Phoenician Boat Yard
18 April 2018 | Phoenician Boat Yard
17 April 2018 | Phoenician Boat Yard
16 April 2018 | Phoenician Boat Yard
15 April 2018 | Ko Olina Marina, Oahu
14 April 2018 | Ko Olina Marina, Oahu
13 April 2018 | Ko Olina Marina, Oahu
12 April 2018 | Ko Olina Marina, Oahu
11 April 2018 | Ko Olina Marina, Oahu
10 April 2018 | Ko Olina Marina, Oahu
09 April 2018 | Ko Olina Marina, Oahu
08 April 2018 | Ko Olina Marina, Oahu
07 April 2018 | Ko Olina Marina, Oahu
06 April 2018 | Ko Olina Marina, Oahu
05 April 2018 | Kaunakakai, Molakai
04 April 2018 | Honokahua Bay - D. T. Fleming Park
03 April 2018 | Honokahua Bay - D. T. Fleming Park
03 April 2018 | Honokahua Bay

BYC to Tabago Island

03 January 2018 | Taboga Island
Helen
We had a rocky night on the mooring ball at Balboa Yacht Club. We were very close to the channel and many huge ships went by overnight with some unbelievable wake. Up early. Attempted to listen to their Cruisers' Net but their we only heard silence. The tender showed up early and spoke only Spanish. We think he knew we hadn't checked in yesterday as the office was closed and he wanted to make sure we went to shore to pay. We told him we would call the vhf channel when we were ready. Had breakfast and made the call. He came pretty quickly and deposited us at the fuel dock. We walked up to check in at the office and the lady asked for our passports and papers. We told them they were on the boat and we just came to shore to pay. The rocky mooring ball was $32 based on our boat length. Took the tender back to our boat and departed shortly thereafter. There was very little wind but we got a boost from the falling tide. So it was a motor to an island called Taboga. We passed many freighters heading into the canal as well as many that were anchored out waiting to be called in. It was a picturesque site with the Panama City skyline. We arrived and there were several boats on mooring balls. No one answered the vhf channel so we anchored in 45 feet of water. Thru the day the tide rose to over 60 feet. After lunch we put on our snorkel gear. Mark wanted to scrub the props and I was working on the waterlines. Every once in a while we felt something like a needle pricking our skin. Mark said it was from microscopic jelly fish. I didn't see anything. We did not stay in the water long. It was long enough to cool us. Hung out all the wet items and they dried in the hot sunshine. I said this was the first day without rain, but just after 6 pm there was a sprinkle. The non-existent wind reached 18 knots by late afternoon. The breeze is lovely and cool tonight. Will probably start the trek north to Mexico tomorrow.
Comments
Vessel Name: Charabia
Vessel Make/Model: Fountaine Pajot / Athena
Hailing Port: Jacksonville, FL
Crew: Mark &Helen
About:
We are both computer folks that were live aboard cruisers back in the 90s. We settled in Jacksonville Florida after escaping the great white north and cruising the Bahamas, T&C, DR and points south down to Trinidad. [...]
Extra: Charabia is a French slang word for nonsense or gibberish. It derives from Arabic "sharab" which means alcohol.When you drink (too much) alcohol, you start talking Charabia. The original owners named her and Mark liked the name so it stuck.
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Upgrades and maintenance to Charabia
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Get the boat ready to cruise.
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