SY DULCINEA

DULCINEA is an Erik Lerouge designed, 65 ft performance sailing catamaran on a circumnavigation. After an extensive refit at Orams Marine in Auckland, NZ, the voyage began and we set off for Fiji. Then it was on to Hawaii and San Diego, before headin

Damn "Murphy"

Thinks fail, that's a fact of life and "Murphy" lives on boats.... another fact!

Well, after having a heat exchanger fail during out canal transit, we made the decision to upgrade and replace both heat exchangers with larger units, with anodes...

HEAT EXCHANGERS, GEARBOXES & SINGLE ENGINE ADVENTURES

The joys of yachting..... always having to be prepared for something to happen

As the often say, "Murphy lives on boats".

Arriving at the anchorage in Gamboa and putting both engines in reverse, there was no clunk as the port...

INTO THE CARIBBEAN!

We're finally in the Caribbean Sea 😁

It's taken a while and after a night in the Panama Canal, we picked up our Pilot Jorge and headed to the Gatun Locks.

With 3 different chambers and ahead of a chemical carrier, we were...

PANAMA CANAL

Well, the time has come.... our adventures in the Pacific Ocean are over and it's time to cross to the Caribbean.

Early morning start at 02h30, with line handlers on board at 03h00 and then depart the marina for the anchorage close to the...

SURVIVOR PEARL ISLANDS

Isla Chapera is a small island N of the largest island in the Pearl Islands.

With white sand beaches and lush foliage, this island was home to Survivor Panama and is just N of Isla Mogo Mogo.