Panama, Panama, what are you doing to us? I was so pleased this summer to see how well Panama was dealing with the pandemic. Everyone was wearing masks and practicing social distancing, and cases were going down, from a high of 1200 new cases a day, the numbers fell and were sitting at 200-400 new cases a day. Then something happened. I don't know exactly what prompted the change, whether it was weariness of it all, or because of a series of National holidays in November.
Learning the cruising life
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~All I ask is a tall ship, and a star to steer her by~~~~
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Sometimes it's nice to be alone...
Away from society, away from the chaos, especially with the one you love. In these crazy times it is nice to be able to have some distance from the craziness.
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Lightning update- 4 months in, Our New Normal
Friday, October 23, 2020
Going in Circles
Sometimes in life you just feel like you are going in circles. And sometimes that can actually be a good thing. It certainly was today. In order to calibrate our new autopilot we had to take Rhapsody out of the marina and drive her in circles.
|View of the Panama sign from the water|
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Lightning update- 3 1/2 months in
On September 1st, the marina charged our credit card for the entire month of September. "Why did they do that?" I wondered, "We are only going to be here another week, two at the most."
On October 1st, the marina charged our credit card for the entire month of October. I said nothing.
|This is the place we have been for almost 4 months.|
Sunday, September 13, 2020
A Glimmer of Hope
Just as things are beginning to open up in Panama they are beginning to shut down in French Polynesia. Panama has been locked down since March. Stores and restaurants have been closed. Men and women hare been assigned gender specific days to shop, and specific two hour windows within those days. French Polynesia opened their borders for air travel on July 15th and since then has had a resurgence of Covid-19 and is beginning to add more restrictions.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Yes, No, Yes. No, Maybe So...
This has been the response to our question "Can we go to French Polynesia now?"
I have been waiting to write this blog until we had a definitive answer to that question, but since it has been over five months since we first asked I thought I would fill you in on our convoluted quest to sail west from Panama.
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Lightning update- 6 weeks in
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
A walk along the Panama Canal
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Lightning update- Two weeks in
Sunday, July 5, 2020
The Tale of a Sail - Part II
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
"I smell smoke"
"Sarah- there's a fire!"
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
The Tale of a Sail - Part I
Saturday, May 30, 2020
We're Freeeee! (Sort of)
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
What day is it? Where am I?
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
What happens when you tell a Nomad- "No!"?
1. A member of a people having no permanent abode, and who travel from place to place.
2. A person who does not stay long in the same place; a wanderer
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Shopping with Zombies
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Just like living on a boat!
|Life with Corona!|
Friends and family ask, "what is it like living on a boat?" Well- now, those of you staying at home, for the most part- you know!
Friday, April 3, 2020
Are you safe? Notes from Panama
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Go go go, and wait
Sunday, January 12, 2020
The blog from the Sea of Cortez
― John Steinbeck, The Log from the Sea of Cortez
We had hoped to see more animal life in the Sea of Cortez, but the geology is beautiful. The Sierra de la Gigantes, Mountain range of the Giants, stands guard in the southern portion of the Sea, rising dramatically from the ocean and funneling wind down the channel.