Posts Tagged with ‘Panama’
06 Feb 2017
Our Panamanian sky today is overcast and gray and there is a 1 knot current outside in the water, it is a perfect day to catch you up on our Central American travels thus far. It’s been nearly 2 months since we’ve last updated the blog and I’m sure many of our readers are wondering what has happened to us. We have been quite busy here in San Blas but are still having the time of our lives.
We arrived to the Swimming Pool anchorage 15 miles off the coast of Panama in the Ho […]
11 Dec 2016
Yesterday Tate went out again to the outer reef of the Holandes Cays (aka the Swimming Pool) only this time he went alone. While the waves on the Outside looked ok from the Inside in actuality they were not. Standing up in the dinghy once beyond the reef he couldn’t see over the top of the waves…6 foot waves are no place for our 10′ Porta-bote and new 5 hp Yahama outboard. Oh but wait, last time we were just in the midst of recommissioning Sundowner. We have some catching up to […]
14 Nov 2016
So the initial opening of the boat had finally come. It was a moment of intense concern. Would the bilge be overflowing? Would there be leaks? Would it be a garden of mold? All of our worries slowly evaporated as we climbed down into the fumes of formaldehyde and dusty but faint smell of mold and saw that Sundowner was essentially in the state that we left her.
There were no obvious sources of water intrusion. There wasn’t mold all over everything. The items we’d left in bags […]
10 Nov 2016
It has been an interesting time for us lately. Travelling back to the boat has been quite an undertaking. There were many weeks of gathering equipment to bring back and lots of visiting with loved ones before the final day arrived to put most of our worldly belongings into bags and get on a plane that would bring us to Panama, customs, immigration, and a boat we’d left behind over 10 months before sitting in the wild Panamanian jungles.
I had visions of monkey poop piled up on the cockp […]
28 Oct 2016
Tate and I are flying back to Panama on November 2nd, next Wednesday, only 5 DAYS AWAY. Holy Smokes have we been busy. Once things get settled down in Panama we’ll update the blog more on what it took to get here but for now chew on these sounds bites:
We sold the RV, motorcycle and all extras for pretty much what we paid for it minus a couple thousand. Tate goes into the cost a bit more in our last video, which we have just finished making see below:
Sundowner has been moved from the st […]
18 Dec 2015
We finally cut our ties with the San Blas islands. It was difficult to raise that anchor and head out of the swimming pool. SV Runner blew a conch horn as we motored out and off towards parts unknown, yet again. We’ll miss it. We’ll miss all of it, but the world still calls.
It was a short motor over to the East Lemons which put us 10 miles closer to Panamarina, our destination. We overnighted there and headed out with the first light the next day. It was a fifty mile trip wit […]
11 Dec 2015
To say that things have been going well for us here in the Swimming Pool (yes, still) would be sort of an understatement. It seems like the past few weeks have been a whirlwind of all of our favorite things. We loved this place before but add in a few good friends and it turns into a life changing place.
I mean honestly, just look at Nate from The Nomad Trip. His face just screams paradise.
No but seriously, we’ve been having fun. What does fun mean for us out here? Most of our days […]
29 Nov 2015
It is hard for me to imagine how this has happened, but it has happened. Dani and I have a more full social calendar than we did when we were back home. It has become sort of a whirl wind of meetings and greetings and fun out here. We’ve become social butterflies.
Besides the usual denizens of the anchorage, boats come and go all the time. Some you meet, some you don’t, but sometimes you run into kindred spirits and suddenly there is this feeding frenzy of friendship that lasts a […]
14 Nov 2015
So it has been some time since we’ve had access to the Internet and even if we did we’ve been a little bit busy so please excuse the lapse in attendance to the blog. Things have been a little crazy here on Sundowner as we worked to get ready for guests to come and visit us.
My best friend from childhood and his wife were coming to see us! Our first non family visitors! Alan had always promised to come pay us a visit but we didn’t really know when or where he’d show up. […]
05 Nov 2015
It started out a day like any other. I awoke to find my very strange wife Dani taking pictures of me as I slept. I brushed it off to hormones, got up and relaxed in the cockpit with my morning coffee and pipe. Undeterred by my suspicious facial expressions she continued to follow me around with the camera. Oh it’s just going to be one of those days I thought to myself.
As the sun rose higher in the sky and the temps got warmer…Ahem, I mean as the deck started to cook the bottoms of […]