Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Almost Out of Panama
We’d planned to checkout of Panama on Monday and sail on Tuesday, but ran into a little snag. Sometime mid-last week the Panamanian government decided to move the May 1st holiday to April 30th, so there’d be a 3 day weekend. That left the Port Captains office closed on Monday. This morning we jumped through all the correct hoops at just the right heights and for $13.70 we got our Zarpe (clearance document) for Cayman Islands. Should be a 4 or 5 day sail to Georgetown, Grand Cayman. Right now the weather seems like light easterly winds with 5 foot seas. Not too bad.
Here’s a confirmed sighting of a seahorse grazing just off the dock wall in Shelter Bay.
I will try to update our position each evening on the ‘where’s Jeorgia map’