Well, it's May 2006 and we were supposed to head down to Costa Rica
to help our friend Steve Ott bring his new Fountaine-Pajot 37 back up
to Baja. But as it goes with sailing, plans change. So now we were off to Panama......
When we got to Panama Steve met us at the airport and had a cab
waiting for us. Man was it hot! We headed back to Panama City where two
of our friends, Tony and Bob, were leaving. They, along with Steves'
better half Cyndi, helped get the boat to Panama. Cyndi had left a few
days earlier and now it was Tony and Bob heading out.
As it turned out there was a 3 week wait to get through the canal so
Steve decided to leave the boat in Panama.That left only one thing to
do.GO SAILING! We ended up sailing to the Rio Chagres, The San Blas
Islands and helped Scott of "INI" get his Fuji 32 through the canal.
What a blast! Panama is awesome!
Shelter Bay and the Rio Chagres
Laura and I taking a bike ride around Shelter Bay
A weird abandoned US military base from the 40's-50's
Some more weird pics of the military base
Laura driving the boat to the Rio Chagres
Solmate at anchor in the Rio Chagres
Laura, Mitch and Steve on the way to Castillo De San Lorenzo
KP R US
I'm heading in an estuary while Laura's standing with the Anacondas taking the picture
One estuary we went in
Steve captured this and many more shots of monkeys before we got there
Our Canal Transit
Steves' shot of the boats rafting up
Scott getting Laura and I ready for the transit
Open the pearly gates
Holy smoke Batman this is it!
Nothin' to it
We're on our way to the last set of locks
We're Going through the last locks
Well, we made it and said our good-byes to Scott
The San Blas Islands
On our way to the San Blas Islands
Kuna Village on Holandes Cay
Kuna family coming to sell Lobsters and Molas
Our first Lobster dinner which cost $2 a Lobster
Sand bar in the middle of nowhere
Our anchorage off Deadu
Laura's becoming Kuna
Steve had a Mola of Solmate made by Enilda on Deadu