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... More exciting anyway in the sense that the heavy seas at night seem a very different place compared to during the day. There is also the problem of the large waves obscuring the horizon, which makes looking out for boats difficult and at times worrying because I don’t want to miss them, that would be a disaster.
So we arrived in San Blas at 6am on my 23rd birthday. A cool morning, a weak breeze that was so welcome after the winds we had experienced ...
... etc etc. Brain freeze… MacPelican is booked into Shelter Bay Marina to haul out the boat to paint bottom of boat, do some repairs and provision up.
30 January – 3 February 2013 – The Flats, Colon and Finn's Birthday!!!!!
We left Portobello, spent a rolly overnight stay at Isla Naranga and
arrived at The Flats in Colon on 31 Jan. Finn’s birthday!!! Yey Happy Birthday Finn!!! Not the birthday we had in mind for her but ...
It's been almost exactly a month since I was sitting in the Newark airport, eating extremely overpriced sushi, and drinking sub-par American beer. I can’t believe how different this particular moment is from that one. I am lying in the cockpit of the gorgeous boat, Aries, drinking a glass of cold wine and feeling the cool evening breeze across my face. Dad is behind me preparing fresh lobster for the BBQ and Mom is below deck preparing one of her mind-shattering salads. ...
... is adjusted 85 feet. Transiting the Canal from the Atlantic, a ship enters from Limon Bay at the Cristobal Breakwater, where the channel is 6.5 miles long and 500 feet wide, running through a mangrove swamp, and enters Gatun Locks, 1.5 miles long. The next 23 miles a ship travels through Gatun Lake to Gaillard Cut (Continental Divide), formed by an earthen dam across the Chagres River, where the major excavation of the Canal took ...
... out at the ships transiting the canal; today I’m getting the opposite perspective. It is hot as hell out here and partly cloudy.
Sensing a good time to take a break, I went to Trellis dining room for lunch at 12:49 p.m. and got a table near the port side windows so I could still watch as we continued into the Culebra Cut, the narrow manmade channel that connects Gatun Lake with the Pedro Miguel Lock. Culebra Cut is 12.7 km (7.9 miles) long. Ships passing us in the ...
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