Leela Year Five - Heading to the Pacific

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
28 January 2019 | Saladarup, San Blas Islands


09 April 2017 | Grenada
We learned a lot this week. Some of it was about Nutmeg. Grenada produces much of the world supply so it is a good place to get an education.

We knew about the nut that you grate onto deserts and we assumed that Mace was the dried fruit round the nut but as you can see, the mace is a gorgeous red lace between the nutshell and the fruit. The next surprise was that all the local nutmeg products are made with the yellow fruit, not the nut.

We have spent the last couple of days doing boat chores so we are going to just hang about for a few days doing not much while we wait for a replacement credit card to arrive (again.....). Then we will start working our way north towards haul out in St Kitts. We have run out of fresh fish as well so I guess I need to find out if recent success was just a flash in the pan....
Vessel Name: Leela
Vessel Make/Model: Bristol 38.8
Hailing Port: Portsmouth, NH
Crew: Graham and Janaki
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. [...]
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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