The Cruise of the Peking

30 October 2009 | Maryland
15 October 2009 | Maryland
03 October 2009 | Solomons. Maryland
20 August 2009 | New England, China, Chesapeake
24 February 2009 | Stamford, Ct
14 April 2008 | Stamford, Ct

03 October 2011
another view

Cloud Forest

03 October 2011 | Boquete, Panama
We have learned the difference between a cloud forest and a rain forest. Where we are staying in Boquete is in a cloud forest. Due to its altitude, we can see the clouds coming in from the Pacific. By the time they arrive here we are in the middle of them. They pass and we have our mountain and valley views.

Boquete, Panama

03 October 2011 | Boquete, Panama
Jerie in the cloud forrest
We have been in Boquete for a couple of weeks caring for a lovely home owned by a former cruiser. We have visited coffee plantations, rain forests and a howler money rescue lodge.
Boquete is unusual in that it has a moderate temperature. In fact, often in the mornings and at night you have to wear a sweater to keep warm. Before coming to Boquete, we had spent most of our time on the coast in Panama. It is a nice being cool for a change.
The coffee grown in Boquete is very good. It is arabica. Because of the cool weather, volcanic soil and the height of the lands, the coffee is very special. There is a lot of work growing and producing coffee but the rewards are many.
Here we are with Amy Tepper and the owner of the Royal coffee plantation tasting his special blends. Mr. Tito only grows speciaty blends for export.

Mas lodo

25 January 2011
Fay in the mud.

Mud Baths

19 January 2011 | Cartagena, Colombia
The mud baths were incredible. You walk up to an old volcano crater, step down into the mud and the experience begins.

More mud

17 January 2011
John even enjoyed it!
Vessel Name: Peking
Vessel Make/Model: Diesel Duck 46+2
Hailing Port: Southport, Ct
Crew: Jerie & John
About: John and Jerie retired June 26, 2009 from Law and Education. They are cruising in the Carribean. They spent the first hurracan season in Trinidad. They are now heading west.
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The Cruise of the Peking

Who: Jerie & John
Port: Southport, Ct