Leela Year Five - Heading to the Pacific

24 June 2019 | Vista Mar Marina, Panama
02 June 2019 | Vista Mar Marina, Panama
23 May 2019 | Panama City
15 May 2019 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
09 May 2019 | Medellin, Colombia
01 May 2019 | Medellin, Colombia
26 April 2019 | Medellin, Colombia
17 April 2019 | Cusco, Peru
03 April 2019 | Arequipa, Peru
23 March 2019 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
17 March 2019
16 March 2019 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
07 March 2019 | Gatun Lake, Panama
03 March 2019
03 March 2019 | Fort Sherman, Panama
19 February 2019 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
11 February 2019 | Rio Diablo, San Blas
02 February 2019 | Combombier, San Blas, Panama
02 February 2019 | Nargana, Panama
02 February 2019 | Rio Diablo

Carnival

02 March 2017 | Fort de France, Martinique
Well... That was pretty amazing (and LOUD). It was a very interesting experience, none of the choreographed splendor of New Orleans or Rio but a remarkable display of people power. I have posted (low quality at the moment) videos that show it best but what stood out was: the separation of the audience and the parade was non-existent - most of the audience were in costume and they joined and dropped off 'teams' at will, there was ZERO drunkeness or aggression - even in the densest crowds everyone was smiling and polite. It was a very endearing display.

We only saw / participated in three of the five themed days as we arrived in the middle of things but three days was plenty. We - and the whole island - are pretty subdued today, as befits lent.
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Vessel Name: Leela
Vessel Make/Model: Bristol 38.8
Hailing Port: Portsmouth, NH
Crew: Graham and Janaki
About:
We are a Brit and an Australian now based in the wonderful community of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. We have a delightful home there but a couple of years ago we began to feel a bit over-domesticated so we thought we would buy another boat and head south. [...]
Extra:
Leela, a Bristol 38.8 has turned out to be a wonderful cruising boat for us. Some might find it a little cramped by modern standards but it feels like just the right balance of living space and storage to us. She sails like a dream. She is remarkably well balanced and is comfortable in pretty [...]
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