January 2011


January 29, 2011 Wow what an exciting few weeks it has been! After years of dreaming and planning we have finally crossed through the Panama Canal. I remember the last time I was in Panama City five years ago standing at the visitors center at the Mira Flores Locks thinking, some day… Well the day came much sooner than I thought it would. Dreams do come true, but as I have found out not always as we vision them. The events as you see...

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January 14, 2011   Welcome to the the San Blas Islands we start our journey through these beautiful islands about 70 miles south east of Colon, Panama. There are over 300 islands of varying size in the chain that reach down to the boarder of Columbia. Most are small and covered with coconut trees with mangroves and are located five to ten miles off the mainland of Panama along the outer reef. The larger islands are inhabited by...

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January 6, 2011 Hello Again! Roatan, Honduras turned out to be quite a pleasant surprise. We spent two days at anchorage in Coxens Hole, a small anchorage on the east end of the island. Coxens Hole has a cruise ship dock where a new ship arrives daily. The little town was not like other cruise ship ports I have been to. Usually they wipe out a property and build all new stores consisting of jewelry stores and shops that all sell the...

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January 6, 2011   Hola!! Isla Providencia is a beautiful place. The rugged little island is just 5 miles long and a mile or so wide. The island has been used by pirates and Spanish ships for hundreds of years. Towering 2000 foot tall mountains rise up off the ocean floor that are covered in dense vegetation It is small enough that you can walk around the island in 6 hours. Home to just 4000 people, most of which come from the...

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January 1, 2011 approx. 3 hours after dark o’clock We are on passage from Roatan Honduras to Isla Providencia, Columbia. The moon appeared over the horizon about an hour ago, and tonight it’s full and bright. We are hoping to make landfall before tomorrow night, but it doesn’t seem possible right now. I do the math, then re-do. Same result; we’ll arrive no sooner than a couple of hours after dark, and you just...

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