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

The Grass Has Grown a Bit

25 October 2017 | St Kitts Marine Works
After a very disturbing/distressing summer in both the US and the Caribbean we are back onboard Leela in a fairly strange state of mind. For the first time we have rented out our house and committed to spending at least a year, probably more, onboard Leela or, at least, adrift in some form or the other.

It feels a bit weird at the moment - more unsettling than exciting - but that may just be the tiredness talking after a frenetic few weeks in Europe and then back home dashing around and eating and drinking too much.... Anyway, we have a couple of weeks of hard graft getting Leela ready to set sail again and then we will make a short-term plan and go from there.

We need to go up to St. Martin first to get some inspections done for the insurance then I think we are likely to blast down to Martinique to meet up with friends and chill out for a while. We have talked a big game about sailing to Australia and we are still excited about that idea. What we are not sure about is whether we can get ready in time to head out this year. Stay tuned......
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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