G'day blog fans,
we have been in the San Blas islands for 2 weeks
now. We've moved twice. Our philosophy is "if it's beautiful, why
Our friends at Lemon Cays all
moved toward the Canal. So on Sunday 12th March we sailed a pleasant 17 miles
East to the Coco Bandero Cays. There is a big reef (complete with shipwreck) and
several tiny (you can walk around them in 5 minutes) flat coconut covered
islands. This is a stunning area.
The day we arrived there was a
birthday party and 15 boats. We know a couple (boat "Sunflower") from Trinidad.
The island was set up with a few benches that you could sit on and a huge piece
of cut lumber as a table. A big fire with lots of coals for barbequing -
not surprisingly most people had brought fish to cook. We had a pleasant
evening of eating, drinking and chatting to other cruisers who were friendly and
The next morning we woke to a
beautiful view. 50m to our left is a gorgeous little island. It is 50m by 20m
and rimmed with fine white sand and of course covered in coconut
It is 2 months since our last
day at The Moorings. It seems a very long time ago already. Nowadays our
days are taken up with boat projects. We are not "retired", we work more
days than not, but now we don't get paid.
By Tuesday a few boats had left
and it was less crowded. So we went exploring. We dinghyed to 3 islands, all
gorgeous, had a snorkel and took some great photos. The coconut trees are so
photogenic. The way they lean out over the clear water, the tall straight ones,
their shadows on the sand or water. And the different colour blues beyond the
beach........are we making you sick yet?
We have heard that the wait to
get through the canal is now 30 days! I think we'll stay in the San Blas another