Brad & Dustin Turks-Caicos May 2007
This Boat was in need of a little work
We made a stop in Kingston, Jamaica for fuel, food, and a battery. I
will not stop in Kingston again if I can help it.
Tom Hanks had "Wilson" we had "Garmin" which has worked flawlessly
for 1000s of miles. I was glad I brought it.
I do not remember ever seeing a sunset exactly like this before.
This 376' USCG Cutter pulled us over 150 nm from Panama. We enjoyed
the break. They checked us out pretty carefully. We tried to outrun them but they offered to bring us ICE so we surrendered peacefully. We Passed
East Coast of Panama start of Rainy Season Hot and Humid
There were many huge ships anchored everywhere waiting to transit
the Panama Canal. It runs 7/24.
You are required to have 4 linehandlers & a pilot and Captain to transit
The Canal. These guys were great. With 4 million Gallons of water entering each Chamber you need some good line handlers. The Pilot was very nice and informative about the history and what to expect in the canal.
We went through the first set of 3 chambers at night with this ship in front of us. We were tied to a 80' tourist boat.
We were definately the small boat in a small pond going through the Lake between the Caribbean and Pacific side. You must pass very close to ships.
Panama City is huge, growing and apparently prosperous on the Pacific
side. Quite a contrast with Colon on the Caribbean side which is poor and unsafe to walk around at night.
The Pacific Landscape is very different from the Caribbean side.
Marina in Golfito, Costa Rica
Zeewolf got us there eventually
Zeewolf 35' Dutch Built Steel Hull 1965 Original Motor and most Sails
We ate good on this fish for two days, he is so proud!!!
We had a lot of Great Sunsets
This was a Unique Sunset in the Caribbean Sea
One of the many reasons I go sailing
Harbor Entrance Colon, Panama east side
Shelter Bay Marina Colon, Panama nice place to stop
Brad & Dustin waiting for the pilot
Giant Gatin Lake as we transit it in the AM, beautiful scenery, wildlife.
This huge bridge is an Engineering Marvel so is the Fact this Canal was Built
Panama City as we are heading out into the Pacific Ocean for Costa Rica
Golfito, Costa Rica after days of 4 knot progress against wind & current
Maybe my next trip to Central America will be on a boat like this!!!
Flying home from Golfito, Costa Rica
Pacific Coast of Costa Rica