Leaving Bahia, Ecuador
Leaving Bahia, Ecuador

with SV Windarra who are heading to Chile

Beautiful sunset at sea

Wind vane
Wind vane

The paddle steers the boat with just the wind

Sammy Swallow
Sammy Swallow
AIS is great equipment
AIS is great equipment

Automated Identification System helps us navegate

Otoque Island
Otoque Island

Our anchorage was around the other side away from the village

Freighter parking lot
Freighter parking lot

Just outside of Panama City

Approaching Panama City
Approaching Panama City
Radar screen on approach
Radar screen on approach

That's a lot of red blips!!

Panama City Skyline
Panama City Skyline

Called the "Dubai of the Americas"

 Panama City skyline in squall
Panama City skyline in squall

The buildings disappearing in the downpour

Jacaranda in the squall
Jacaranda in the squall

We almost disappeared in the rain (Photo: Nancy Jones)

La Brisas anchorage
La Brisas anchorage
La Brisas anchorage
La Brisas anchorage

Dangerous Dinghy Dock

 Slippety ship
Slippety ship

The dangerous dinghy dock at Las Brisas anchorage

 La Playita dinghy dock
La Playita dinghy dock

La Playita is another anchorage good in north winds; but the speeding pilot boats mean you can get pooped at anchor.

 Flamenco Marina
Flamenco Marina

High priced option

Albrook Mall
Albrook Mall

Festooned for Christmas

Rainy season isn't over
Rainy season isn't over

Afternoon downpour at Albrook Mall

Map of anchorages
Map of anchorages

Las Brisas and La Playita in the lower left corner, BYC at center left near the bridge

Buoys
Buoys

At the Pacific entrance to the Canal

 Bridge of the Americas
Bridge of the Americas

This is the entrance to the Canal from the Pacific side - BYC is to the right

Balboa Yacht Club
Balboa Yacht Club

Moorings in front of the Bridge of the Americas which is the Panama Canal entrance

Yellow mooring balls at BYC
Yellow mooring balls at BYC
Balboa Yacht Club
Balboa Yacht Club

Walkway from the shore to the office and water taxi

BYC office and water taxi
BYC office and water taxi
At Balboa Yacht Club
At Balboa Yacht Club

Jacaranda is dwarfed by a freighter

Cruise ship enters the Canal
Cruise ship enters the Canal

Another wall of color sliding past us into the Panama Canal

BYC
BYC

Ship exiting the Canal

 Supply ships at BYC
Supply ships at BYC

Bringing provisions to the freighters

Thanksgiving Packing
Thanksgiving Packing

Bringing back lots of stuff to the US

Carrie Ann Baade
Carrie Ann Baade

Surrealist painter and art professor, friend of Linda's from the Florence Academy of Art, Italy

"Butterfly Lovers"
"Butterfly Lovers"

by Carrie Ann Baade

BYC Haul out facilities
BYC Haul out facilities

The large rail is the empty one on the left

Haulout
Haulout

Tying into the rail to lift Jacaranda out of the water for bottom paint

Tito operating the rail
Tito operating the rail
Haul Out
Haul Out

Chuck, Linda, Sandino and Jacaranda with new bottom paint

Chuck and Sandino
Chuck and Sandino
Splashed!
Splashed!

Jacaranda back in the water after our haulout