TIME: 2016/01/15 21:10
LATITUDE: 09-22.08N
LONGITUDE: 079-57.08W
COMMENT: Beach House – DOCKED – Shelter Bay Marina, North entrance to the Panama Canal…..

We arrived from Portobelo in the rain. Shelter Bay will be our home for about 4-6 weeks while we fix all the
teething issues and get ready to cross the Pacific to Australia!

Friends Mike and Beth Lonnes will join us for the 24 hour transit of the canal! (It only takes about 6 hours, but we stay
in Gatun Lake overnight as all the small boats do.

Stand by, blogs soon.
Scott and Nikki

TIME: 2016/01/14 21:53
LATITUDE: 09-33.46N
LONGITUDE: 079-39.56W
COMMENT: Beach House – ANCHORED – Portobelo, Panama…..

The home of the Pirates of the Caribbean. Much of the Gold and Silver that made it’s way to Europe, passed through here.
Sir Francis Drake was buried at sea, just outside this beautiful natural harbor.

We’ll do a bit of exploring the old Spanish Forts and check out the earthy local scene.

TIME: 2016/01/13 18:37
LATITUDE: 09-31.13N
LONGITUDE: 078-38.86W
MARINE: NO
WIND_SPEED: 12
WIND_DIR: NE
CLOUDS: 50%
VISIBILITY: 12
BARO: 1025.1
TREND: 1
AIR_TEMP: 31.7C
COMMENT: Beach House – ANCHORED – San Blas Islands – Coco Banderos Cays, Panama

Reminds us of the Southern Grenadines in the Eastern Caribbean. A bit crowded don’t ya’ know!