We’ve said good-bye to our crew, Martina and Dimitri. We enjoyed the experience of having crew on board. We learned a lot. I believe the experience was good for all of us. Even with the weather delay in Providencia. They got to sail an ocean as part of their travels and we got to experience crew on board. They’re now off to see more of Panama before heading back to Switzerland. And maybe our paths will cross again.
With Stray Catz tied up to the dock, we too took a short 4 day trip inland to Boquete, Panama. It was a nice change from Bocas Del Toro as far as temperature goes. Down right cool in the evenings. (mid 60’s) While there we went on a hike on whats called the Waterfall Trail. We were told we might see a rare bird called a Quetzal who nest in the woods around there. It’s about a 3.5 mile hike round trip through some beautiful country, and though we did see many birds, we did not see the elusive Quetzal.
We also took a white water rafting trip and a zip line tour. It was sort of our vacation, since when we get back to the boat, there will be plenty of work to do.
Back in Bocas now and getting lots of projects done. We will be leaving the marina on Friday and it will be back “on the hook”. That’s a boaters term for being at anchor. We usually like anchoring better because of a nicer breeze and less bugs. I say usually because there is the chance of the anchor dragging in a hard blow and less (no) security. We are looking forward to visiting many of the anchorages in this area, doing some diving and snorkeling, and get Kylan out surfing again. All this while knocking boat projects off our long list.