Passage of the Caribbean sea
South Pacific Familyadventure 2008
Tue 26 Feb 2008 15:31
Day 4 conditions improved though,and we could start fishing and opening up the yacht.A US coastguard Awac-airplane circulated us 4 times,and as we understand,they patrol these waters regularly,looking for suspected "dope runs".Since we had been only 30 Nm from Cartagena,it might have looked like we were coming from Colombia.
Day 5 we came in to Kuna Yala (San Blas) in darkness,and had to heave to for an hour waiting for the sunrise.At sunrise we headed for Banedup,one of the islands in East Hollandeses(San Blas),and were greated by hundreds of dolphins.Once closing up to our anchorplace,a Kuna Indian in his Ulu(canoe)smiled and waved to us.We anchored inside the fringing coralreef,in crystal clear water,and realised that this place must be close to perfection.
I guess this was what we were looking for (but never found)when sailing to the Caribbean 1980.In the evening there was a Barbecue organised by cruisers for cruisers on a little palmisland just inside the reef.