As we finalize Reboot for our Canal transit tomorrow we decided we needed a down day. The fact that the entire marina is under assault from flies was a not inconsequential reason to stay off Reboot. We hung by the pool. This took me back to my high school years. We lived 1 1/2 mile from the beach. All summer our parents would drop us and our Sunfish at the beach in the morning. Each day we would swim, sail, and hang out. Good times. Fair winds and following seas
Current schedule is Sunday afternoon Atlantic locks, overnight in the lake. Monday morning Pacific locks. Google Panama Canal web cams for live Reboot action! A screen grab of us in the Canal would be great.
We departed Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas with more than a little bit of trepidation. Jimmy Cornell of “World Cruising Routes” strongly advises against making this passage due to strong Easterly trade wings and high seas. We did experience 25 knot winds and 10 to 12 foot seas but Reboot handled them without a care. We ran the 9 day 6 hour transit with only the jib. The most it was ever unfurled was about 50%. We ran a good portion of the time at 35%. We arrived in Colon at 10 pm est. After sailing through the harbor entrance we attempted to find the marina. We turned back when we discovered a sunken wreck. We motored to the small boat anchorage and spent the night on the hook. In the morning we motoored to Shelter Bay. Fair winds and following seas 🙂
Underway to the Panama Canal from st thomas. About 940 nm to go. Winds 15 kn waves 5 ft. Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company