Monthly Archives: April 2015

Much Ado About Nothing – Las Perlas

Las Perlas islands (‘The Pearls’) are only a day-sail from Panama, on the way to the Galapagos. We’d been told that they were very pretty with some great diving sites, so we were keen to have a few days there … Continue reading

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Rebel, Rebel – La Playita, Panama

La Playita anchorage on the Panama City side of the canal is the only place where you can drop the hook for free, so it was a no-brainer for us to stay there after the pummeling our bank balance has … Continue reading

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Locked & Loaded – The Panama Canal

So the big day arrived and there we were, loaded to the gunnels with enough food, water and alcoholic beverages to supply a third world country, ready to experience the eighth wonder of the world, the Panama Canal.

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The Pub With No Beer – Shelter Bay, Panama

We had an easy 23NM sail from Portobelo to Cristobal Harbour, and the beginning of the Panama Canal. As we approached, more and more ‘targets’ popped up on the screen, many at anchor but a fair number moving in and … Continue reading

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Myths & Mysteries – Portobelo, Panama

On the way from San Blas to Colon we stopped at Portobelo, a small place with a big history.

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Adventures in Paradise – The San Blas Islands

 We’d been told by so many people not to miss the San Blas islands that we just had to visit, despite the clock ticking on our Panama Canal transit.

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