I love being out at anchor again. Left Starfish Beach mid-day for that 2 hour motorsail back to the anchorage outside of Bocas Marina. Dropped the hook, had a swim, shower and relaxed. Called Sea Cycle to see if there was anything they needed as we were heading down their way to Rana Azul Friday afternoon. Zipped into town in the early morning, dropped off garbage, picked up some provisions, picked up anchor and on our way. Had a great sail, with all three sails up ... for about 10 minutes. Wind shifted and then died, so motored with the main up. Made sure we gave the markers at Isla Cristobal a wide berth, and then headed down Bahia de Almirante towards Palos Lagoon, in what's called the Dark Lands in Tierra Oscura. Started out a beautiful day, and then we watched the clouds and rain squalls rolling in. Great, right when we have to go through shallow water and a narrow cut. Visibility wasn't great, but luckily it rained behind us and in front of us.
|Captain Ron, BEN 13, in the white tshirt,|
Ernie, the self-appointed mayor of
Tiera Oscuro, and land based people
|Josef with Manhing and his cousin|
|Always a fun time at Rana Azul|