TIME: 2016/01/12 12:25
LATITUDE: 09-33.38N
LONGITUDE: 078-56.81W
COURSE: 146T
SPEED: 8.0
MARINE: NO
WIND_SPEED: 12
WIND_DIR: N
CLOUDS: 70%
VISIBILITY: 10
BARO: 1024.1
TREND: 1
AIR_TEMP: 28.3C
COMMENT: Beach House – ANCHORED – Isla Povenier, San Blas Islands, Panama

 

AIRMAIL YOTREPS
IDENT: N6ABC
TIME: 2016/01/11 11:32
LATITUDE: 11-28.47N
LONGITUDE: 079-58.57W
COURSE: 140T
SPEED: 6.8
MARINE: YES
WIND_SPEED: 12
WIND_DIR: NE
WAVE_HT: 0.2M
WAVE_PER: 6
SWELL_DIR: E
SWELL_HT: 1.5M
SWELL_PER: 6
CLOUDS: 30%
VISIBILITY: 15
BARO: 1025.1
TREND: 1
AIR_TEMP: 27.8C
COMMENT: Beach House – EN Route – Isla Providencia to San Blas Islands, Panama

HOUSE KEEPING NOTE:
As yet, Ken our web guru hasn’t had time to figure out how to send only the “Ship’s Blog” to the website for general distribution.
The original purpose of sending this mini blog along with the “Ship’s Position Reports” was to give those interested the more detailed look inside the voyage and for some of you to always know where we are for safety.

What I’m going to to for now, is NOT post these directly to the site to avoid overloading those who just want the “Ship’s Blog”. They will still be picked up by Ship Trak and Yotreps and our position Icon will be seen on the top tab of the website under “Track Me”.
We’re still having a bit of an issue with the “Winlink” tracking system, but expect to have that bug out before we leave Panama.
When I get to the next “internet cafe”, I’ll post them directly and they will not be resent to you via FaceBook or Email.

***BTW, all the funny numbers and brackets you see in the subject line above tell me how to post this to what sections automatically via remote email. Just ignore it

Mini Update:
We left Providencia yesterday morning after having left the day before! The winds were not right, so we turned around and waited a day enjoying a leisurely motor inside the reef back to Santa Catalina Harbor.

We motored the first 6 hours of our 265 nm trip to the SEast toward San Blas. This puts us a bit into the sea and not as comfy as we’d like,
but the sea is fairly calm and the winds on the beam, so not too bad. We’re about 1/2 way now and expect landfall on the morning of the
12th (tomorrow). Our one (of 3) charging sources is working to keep the house batteries up – thank goodness for triple redundancy.
I’ll keep this one short and let you all know when we’re anchored up tomorrow.

Starting to see lots of Panama Canal traffic. The radar and AIS (automatic identification system) equipment are more than helpful!
KIT,
Scott and Nikki

 

AIRMAIL YOTREPS
IDENT: N6ABC
TIME: 2016/01/05 22:53
LATITUDE: 15-12.76N
LONGITUDE: 082-17.13W
COURSE: 150T
SPEED: 6.7
MARINE: YES
WIND_SPEED: 12
WIND_DIR: 057T
WAVE_HT: 0.2M
WAVE_PER: 6
SWELL_DIR: E
SWELL_HT: 1.0M
SWELL_PER: 6
CLOUDS: 30%
VISIBILITY: 15
BARO: 1025.7
TREND: 1
AIR_TEMP: 30.0C
COMMENT: Beach House – ABEAM – Punta Gracias Adios – (Thank God Point!)….

We are now around the edge of the funnel! The day has been pleasant and the seas calm.
We have just cleared our “danger waypoint” that now has us free of reefs.
We have been sailing for about 2 hours and are hopeful we’ll be able to the last 115 miles.
We hope to anchor around noon on Wednesday, the 6th.

Lovely sailing conditions with beam winds from the port side (NE) at 11-15 knots.
KIT, Next report from Santa Catalina Harbor, Providencia – Columbia!
Scott and Nikki