26th Jan 2015

How time flies. We checked into Panama this morning on the San Blas Island of Porvenir, an easy 5 mile sail from Chichime, no reefs except right at Porvenir where some unfortunate soul had parked their boat in the reef last week we believe, its on a reef called Sail Rock.
 
Checking in to any of these countries is always fun, we saw four people this morning, one to chec the boat in, Coastguard type agency, then onto the Kune Indain rep to pay $20 each for our Kune permit, than onto immigration to get our passports stamped and pay $100 for our cruising permits, finally to see the navy chap to make him happy, its a real trial but necessary I guess.
 
We are now heading off at 8 knots to an anchorage 40 miles nearer to Shelter Bay Marina in Colon to anchor overnight and then have a leisurely sail to Shelter bay tomorrow. Great sailing conditions, full sun, 15 to 20 kn of wind just forward of the beam.
 
Next update tommorrow I guess,
 
John