Monday, February 15, 2010

 

ALIVE & well in Panama

Whew! Today at noon we sailed into the historic bay of Portobello, Panama and dropped the hook. First was a not-cooked-by-Terry-on-the-boat meal at a local eatery ($2.50US for roasted chicken, rice, beans and a small salad). Then it was off to find the internet!

So, here we sit in the one-roomed library finally making contact with all of our friends and family. There was no internet access this year in the Kuna Yala islands. Sure, there was internet last year, but things have a way of going 2 steps forward and 1 step backward here and the connection was lost. Rumor is that a new connection will be completed in March - but heck, we´re already on our way West/North now.

Anyway, I´ve been keeping notes and carefully filing my photos so expect some stories soon. We´ve had a wonderful couple of months with no disasters for us. But that wasn´t so for others and one sailboat sank suddenly during the crossing from Panama to Colombia. In the San Blas Islands it´s hard to remember which island is which. After all, they all are small islets, with palm trees, surrounded by white sand beaches and turquoise blue waters with gentle trade breezes.

The ever faithful sailing vessel Niki Wiki performed flawlessly and her crew (including our little gecko) is healthy. More news tomorrow including knitting adventures!
Jonesy & Terry

Comments:
Whew Terry, glad you are back!
 
You're baaaaaaack!
Missed you! So glad all is well. Can't wait to hear all about it and see some pictures.
 
Thank you so much for checking in....we were all getting very concerned. Glad things went well for you....am really looking forward to your tales of adventure and knitting!
 
Gosh, we've all missed you so much!!! I'm so glad you are all okay and we'll be entertained with stories in the weeks to come!
 
I was getting worried! Tell us some good stories.
 
I am sooo happy to see that you made it safly to your destination.. I have missed your posts! I cant wait to read about all your adventures. So what is the name of your gecko?
 
Glad to see you made it safely! I look forward to tales of your adventures!
 
Hi Terry,

nice to see, you are healthy back in civilization. ;-))
I´m looking forward to read about your further adventures.

Have a nice time in Panama.

Best regards from cold switzerland,
Judith
 
great to hear from you! amd what a sacrifice that "they" are not really islands but islets with white sand beaches and turquoise blue waters and gentle trade winds.

It is snowing in Cleveland. Again.
 
Hi Terry, good to hear from you! Glad you're safe and sound, and am looking forward to stories and photos!

Deborah in Benicia, CA
 
I missed you on Ravelry. Glad to hear that all is will.. Darrell
 
I'm so glad you are alive and well and I look forward to hearing your tales of adventure.
 
I am so glad you guys are safe and happy. Looking forward to pictures and stories.
 
You know I do not comment often - but I was an avid reader during those work lunch breaks (quit that job) and so now I have had much more time to cruise the net - glad you are safe and back online - looking forward to all the reports...
 
Terry, I am almost weeping with relief. I even e-mailed Nancy in January as we hadn't heard from you in so long. You are a fearless adventurer. More power to you!
 
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