TIME: 2016/01/11 11:32
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
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!
Scott and Nikki