Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Thu 14 Mar 2013 23:37
Panama to Contadora in the Pearl Islands
Time to get going and stow everything away. The picture on the left may look like the sea bed, but it is actually the bottom of Baby Beez. The ‘tea stain’ is all around Beez and Baby Beez.
The outboard didn’t fair any better.
Even our swim ladder was covered in growth and barnacles. Poor Baby Beez as she is tied down by the skipper.
Hopefully this is the last time this little monkey will wiggle us around.
We left the anchorage at ten thirty and were soon out in the Gulf of Panama, leaving the city behind.
Don’t know about this girl, but she has her own helicopter. Perhaps we were watching our last pilot delivery.
A very different angle as we sail past Cetus Leader
We leave the parked girls behind.
As soon as we left the chums I had a good go at Baby Beez whilst Bear had a session on the outboard.
Then the sea was a mass of activity as was the air.
The dolphins fished as Full Monty overtook us and the seabirds did a fly past.
We then had a cracking sail, passing the first island - Pacheca
Strange colouring on these rocks
Then we see the anchorage of Contadora
Our first look at a sandy beach in quite some time.
Settled quietly by five thirty, then a gentle sunset.
ALL IN ALL A FANTASTIC SAIL