sailing vessel Sänna

Blogs from our sailing vessel Sänna. Eastwards from England to New Zealand... & sailing circumnavigation.

11 September 2021 | Nottingham, England
11 August 2021 | No Location
25 June 2021 | England
30 April 2021 | Lockdown in England
14 April 2021 | Lockdown - Nottingham, England
31 March 2021 | Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk, England
09 March 2021 | Vista Mar, Panama
17 February 2021 | Sherwood, Nottingham, England
07 February 2021 | Sherwood, England
28 January 2021 | In national lockdown, Nottingham, England
28 December 2020 | Nottingham, England
20 October 2020 | Vista Mar, Panama
23 April 2020 | Vista Mar, Panama
08 March 2020 | Boca Chica, Panama
25 February 2020 | Curu Wildlife Refuge, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
17 February 2020 | Bahiá Ballena, Costa Rica
17 January 2020 | Marina Papagayo, Costa Rica
16 December 2019 | Playa Del Coco, Costa Rica
11 December 2019 | San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

Is This The End of Our Sailing Adventure?

28 January 2021 | In national lockdown, Nottingham, England
Dave Ungless | A miserable English winter
Photo: Tied up nine months now in Vista Mar

This rapidly developing human crisis goes on and on. Virologist always predicted this coronavirus would mutate, that a second wave not dissimilar to the one seen in the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic would spread through the world population like a firestorm. In terms of Sänna we now have an impossible situation.

Due to the large surge in the Brazil and South African virus mutations, Panama is one of thirty countries now barred in terms of travel entry into the UK. None-UK nationals are banned and those with British passports or residency permits must quarantine in government nominated hotels for ten days at their own expense.

Many European countries and their overseas territories are expected to replicate these restrictions due to the virus mutations which, similar to the UK virus variant, is said by scientists here to be 30-60% more contagious and possibly up to 30% more lethal. Like the UK's own appalling level of covid infections and terrible death rates, Panama's coronavirus pandemic continues to surge despite strict military and police enforced curfews, with the Brazil variant widely predicted to become the dominant virus throughout South & Central America by April.

Given that Panama has itself banned UK travellers for the same protective reasons, it is now virtually impossible for us to return to Sänna in Vista Mar for the foreseeable future. We have been advised the UK and reciprocal bans are likely to be in place throughout most of this year, with restrictions not realistically being eased until early 2022 when worldwide vaccination efforts begin to take effect.

Of course, we are seriously worried, Sänna is not in the safest of locations and even now, it is over nine months since we left her tied up in Vista Mar.
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Vessel Name: Sänna
Vessel Make/Model: Ocean 50 (Bavaria)
Hailing Port: Poole UK
Crew: Dave & Marie Ungless
About:
We have sailed together for over ten years now, leaving the Mediterranean to head eastwards. Our destination was Australia and New Zealand which we achieved in 2012 before attempting a full round-the-world circumnavigation across the pacific and back to the UK. [...]
Extra: Sänna is a hybrid Bavaria Ocean 50, custom built for bue water ocean cruising. The build and re-fit specification is high and to date boasts over 56,000 miles of ocean cruising. For more information visit our main website at www.sanna-uk.com.
Home Page: http://www.sanna-uk.com
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