11 April 2021 | 09 22.025'N:79 56.642'W, Shelter Bay Marina, Cristobel, Panama
11 April 2021 | 09 22.025'N:79 56.642'W, Shelter Bay Marina, Cristobel, Panama
09 April 2021 | 09 22.025'N:79 56.642'W, Shelter Bay Marina, Cristobel, Panama
08 April 2021 | 09 22.025'N:79 56.642'W, Shelter Bay Marina, Cristobel, Panama
07 April 2021 | 10 34.036'N:78 33.669'W,
05 April 2021 | 10 24.394'N:75 32.692'W, Club de Pesca, Cartegena, Colombia
05 April 2021 | 10 24.394'N:75 32.692'W, Club de Pesca, Cartegena, Colombia
04 April 2021 | 10 24.394'N:75 32.692'W, Club de Pesca, Cartegena, Colombia
15 March 2021 | 10 24.394'N:75 32.692'W, Club de Pesca, Cartegena, Colombia
14 March 2021 | 10 24.394'N:75 32.692'W, Club de Pesca, Cartegena, Colombia
14 March 2021 | 10 24.394'N:75 32.692'W, Club de Pesca, Cartegena, Colombia
12 March 2021 | 10 24.394'N:75 32.692'W, Club de Pesca, Cartegena, Colombia
11 March 2021 | 10 24.394'N:75 32.692'W, Club de Pesca, Cartegena, Colombia
11 March 2021 | 10 24.394'N:75 32.692'W, Club de Pesca, Cartegena, Colombia
11 March 2021 | 10 24.394'N:75 32.692'W, Club de Pesca, Cartegena, Colombia
08 March 2021 | 10 24.394'N:75 32.692'W, Club de Pesca, Cartegena, Colombia
07 March 2021 | 10 24.394'N:75 32.692'W, Club de Pesca, Cartegena, Colombia
07 March 2021 | 10 24.394'N:75 32.692'W, Club de Pesca, Cartegena, Colombia
05 March 2021 | 10 24.394'N:75 32.692'W, Club de Pesca, Cartegena, Colombia
05 March 2021 | 10 24.394'N:75 32.692'W, Club de Pesca, Cartegena, Colombia

Nothing happening and nothing open

16 February 2021 | 12 03.520'N:68 51.216'W, Spaanse Harbour, Curacao
NC
15th February

12 03.520 N
68 51.216 W

Weather; sunny, wind n/a, waves n/a

MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY SALLY, I HOPE I GOT THE RIGHT DATE!

Apparently today is a public holiday here in Curacao, we couldn't find any information about it anywhere and only found out by mistake when we asked about the Curacao liqueur tour times for today - there are none as it's a public holiday! As it's coming up to Lent we think that the holiday is to celebrate Carnival as they call it here, Mardi Gras in most other places but yet again there has been no information to be found so we don't know if there is a parade, a party or anything happening today or not. We are going with the assumption that almost everywhere will be closed if it is a public holiday so that puts paid to us going anywhere today - a waste of having a hire car but we weren't to know when we hired it. We spent the morning doing not very much, what a great way to spend the day! Early in the afternoon we decided to go ashore and see if there was anything happening and if any of the supermarkets were open for a few supplies whilst we had transport. The water around
us was buzzing with small sail boats racing around an Olympic course which just happens to take them through the middle of the anchored big yacht fleet. As it is another fairly windy day they were ripping along at awesome speeds with occasional right of way shouts of "starboard" coming across loud and clear. Anyway once the racing had finished, or it seemed to have, we set out for the dinghy dock, fetched the car from the furthest end of the carparking spots - the car parks were full to overflowing so we guess that most people are once again out on the water for the day, and set off towards town. Everywhere decidedly looked closed and there were no signs of any activities going on so we did a scenic route down some roads we hadn't yet been down and made our way to the grocery store, which of course was closed. We had noticed that some people were coming out of another grocery store on the way so we doubled back there and yes it was open so we ventured inside, not quite knowing what to expect. This store was more a Chinese emporium which sold everything from fruit and veg ( not particularly appetizing to look at) to hardware. We found a couple of pantry staples that we needed but that was it, paid and made our way back to the dock, filling the car with fuel ready to return it tomorrow morning, on route. We headed back out to the boat, did the usual late afternoon cocktail hour just as it began to spit with rain and then bolted below deck where Gerry cooked up a fantastic beef stroganoff for dinner.
I feel sure we must have missed out on some celebration somewhere today but for the life of me I haven't been able to find anything advertised anywhere, oh well we just had to make the most of a relaxing day of doing nothing again.
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Vessel Name: Opal of Queensland
Vessel Make/Model: Tayana 52AC
Hailing Port: Bundaberg
Crew: Nicky, Gerry and Priss
About: Motley mostly, especially the cat
Opal of Queensland's Photos - Main
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Created 27 February 2021
plenty of broken bits and things to fix in Colombia
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Wind indicator replacement
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Created 24 November 2020
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leaving Port Louis marina, travelling to Spice Island Marine yard and hauling out to do the anti fouling
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Created 1 November 2019
The life and antics of Miss Priss aboard Opal
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Created 1 November 2019

Who: Nicky, Gerry and Priss
Port: Bundaberg