Posts Tagged with ‘Panama’
20 Oct 2015
What do you do all day when you are surrounded by beautiful bluegreen water dotted with small brush filled islands and air that brings 90+ degree temperatures? Well swim, naturally. However this is not so natural to many many people we meet. I’d say about half of all cruisers we’ve met don’t swim regularly and if they do it’s usually no more than a dip to cool off. Interesting Tate and I have always said to ourselves. Truly there is a whole other world under the sea, one […]
09 Oct 2015
Lately we’ve been getting a lot of love on our food posts and the requests for recipes and whatnot have been rolling in. I’m going to try not to beat this subject to death but it just seems so interesting to people out there that I thought I’d take yet another moment to talk about it. I mean we can only tell everyone so many times how pretty the reef here is anyway.
Before Dani and I set out to sail, we ate really well in a lot of ways and not so good in a lot of ways. We a […]
04 Oct 2015
Ah yes Bread. What a wonderful concoction of ingredients mixed together with love and fire to yield some varying degree of fluffy soft goodness. There is nothing quite like biting into a warm piece fresh out of the oven slathered in butter and honey. Carrots and tomatoes might be healthier but they are no substitute, not even close.
The thing is our experience when traveling to remote places like Cuba (remote in it’s own way), Providencia and the San Blas is that good bread isn’t pr […]
29 Sep 2015
Tate always told me that it takes people about six months to a year to get into the “cruising” mindset. I scoffed at the idea, thinking for sure I’d be “in the groove” shortly after leaving…but he was right. We’ve been in the San Blas for roughly 25 days and it is here, anchored in the Swimming Pool in Holandes Cays that I have found my groove nearly 10 months since leaving. The issues we had during the first week are just all part of the story, and what […]
23 Sep 2015
For many months cruising and sailing and exploring has been absolutely grand. Days slip by effortlessly as we swim, sail, and generally have a good time. But then there are times… Like these… Alas, our beginnings in San Blas have not been all that we wished for and perhaps that is part of the problem. Low expectations with a good experience yields great fun. High expectations with bad experiences are doubly bad.
As a side note, this post is not about belly aching about our pro […]
19 Sep 2015
“I really should write in this thing more often, like now out at sea but damn how the boat rolls, it’s impossible…maybe we should buy a Catamaran” -excerpt from Dani’s diary Sept 7th 2015 Providencia to San Blas
One day before our Colombian visas expired we headed to Mr. Bush’s (Providencia’s agent)office to give our fingerprints to the nice Migration lady and formally check out. We then took our remaining Pesos and bought as much fried street food as we […]
15 Sep 2015
We have made it to San Blas! The internet here is really spotty and VERY slow, in fact it’s a stroke of luck that I’m able even to post this. Intermittent posts on Facebook are easier so if you want to see more recent pictures and hear updates about our time here please Like our Facebook page here or click the Facebook icon on the right side of the page.
So far this place is incredible. We sailed the 270 miles SUPER fast and since we have arrived we’ve encountered drunken Indi […]
03 Sep 2015
Well friends, readers, and family, it is that seemingly rare time again. Time to raise anchor and set out for parts yet unknown.
We’ve enjoyed our time here but last night we spent our last pesos, cleared out, and with Zarpe in hand we will hopefully sail for Provenir in the San Blas islands of Panama.
I changed the oil this morning and the boat is mostly stowed, all that is really left is to hoist in the dink and raise anchor. So between those tasks I thought I’d drop in and w […]