Leaving Bahia, Ecuador
Leaving Bahia, Ecuador

with SV Windarra who are heading to Chile

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Beautiful sunset at sea

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Wind vane
Wind vane

The paddle steers the boat with just the wind

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

Automated Identification System helps us navegate

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Otoque Island
Otoque Island

Our anchorage was around the other side away from the village

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Freighter parking lot
Freighter parking lot

Just outside of Panama City

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

That's a lot of red blips!!

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Panama City Skyline
Panama City Skyline

Called the "Dubai of the Americas"

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 Panama City skyline in squall
Panama City skyline in squall

The buildings disappearing in the downpour

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Jacaranda in the squall
Jacaranda in the squall

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

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

Dangerous Dinghy Dock

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 Slippety ship
Slippety ship

The dangerous dinghy dock at Las Brisas anchorage

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 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.

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 Flamenco Marina
Flamenco Marina

High priced option

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Albrook Mall
Albrook Mall

Festooned for Christmas

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

Afternoon downpour at Albrook Mall

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Map of anchorages
Map of anchorages

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

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Buoys
Buoys

At the Pacific entrance to the Canal

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 Bridge of the Americas
Bridge of the Americas

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

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Balboa Yacht Club
Balboa Yacht Club

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

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

Walkway from the shore to the office and water taxi

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

Jacaranda is dwarfed by a freighter

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Cruise ship enters the Canal
Cruise ship enters the Canal

Another wall of color sliding past us into the Panama Canal

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BYC
BYC

Ship exiting the Canal

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 Supply ships at BYC
Supply ships at BYC

Bringing provisions to the freighters

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Thanksgiving Packing
Thanksgiving Packing

Bringing back lots of stuff to the US

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Carrie Ann Baade
Carrie Ann Baade

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

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"Butterfly Lovers"
"Butterfly Lovers"

by Carrie Ann Baade

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BYC Haul out facilities
BYC Haul out facilities

The large rail is the empty one on the left

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Haulout
Haulout

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

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

Chuck, Linda, Sandino and Jacaranda with new bottom paint

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Chuck and Sandino
Chuck and Sandino
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Splashed!
Splashed!

Jacaranda back in the water after our haulout

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