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Panama to Mexico
Updated April 22, 2007.

After hiking to the tallest point on Curacao,

we set off for the San Blas in brisk winds

where palm-fringed islands and...

gin-clear waters lure sailors from around the world

the Kuna villagers still live in traditional homes

one day a fisherman was slashed by a barracuda,

 so Dr. Angela set up her clinic on the beach

seven stitches and "keep your feet dry"

the happy patient dancing to show his feet still work

Bill and Katarina checking for waves

which Bill managed to ride

Escape Velocity has lots of study room

even the adults got to

sampling potluck treats

Jackie and Jack chill with Bill

while their son Tyler plays hunter-provider and Austin plays Marlin Perkins


after two weeks in San Blas we stopped at Portobello, which was

sacked five times by privateers and pirates

Panama Canal Transit

the 19 foot Carina was scheduled to go with us...

but we ended up rafted to a 47 foot French catamaran

Jim and Gwen, fellow Canadian sailors,helped linehandle

sailing across Gatun Lake

our pilot advisor, Alex,guided us into the last locks to the Pacific...

which we shared with a small car carrier...

After we went through the Panama Canal we hurried up the coast to Mexico as the hurricane season was approaching.

raising the anchor in a bay in Panama

surf in Benao where skipper did his back in

entering Golfito in Costa Rica

the area used to be a banana port

now it is a sleepy sportfishing town

our next stop was Nicaraugua

the Puesto del Sol Marina for one night

quick refuel in Puerto Vallarta

Now we have refueled in Cabo San Lucas and will be leaving tomorrow for Honolulu. There is a tropical disturbance about 900 miles south so we have to vamos.... Should take us about 25 days at sea before we round off our circumnavigation.