Sunday, February 20, 2011

Fun Things To Do

While we sit here, waiting for parts, we are finding fun things to do and getting some work done on the boat.  I finally got the quarter berth cleaned out, washed down with vinegar and put some more teak sealer on.  Hard to get done while the guys are working on the motor and have the steps off and stuff all over the place.

In the meantime, there was a swap meet on Saturday night at the Calypso Cantina, and then a Valentine's Brunch on Sunday (the Cantina is closed Monday's).  Dennis sold some fishing lures that he hasn't used and six of his homemade ones, which we've had the most success with in catching wahoo.  He gave them a harbour warranty ... once you leave the harbour, the warranty is over!

Valentine's Day brunch was a great get-together with Bloody Mary's and Eggs Benedict.  The unfortunate thing was that the rain was like a monsoon.  Lots of wind and a ton of rain.  There ended up being about 20-25 people that couldn't make it, but we all still had fun.  Darion was Cupid, shooting arrows ... he was amazing!!!!
Hmmm ... would love to take these two home with me :)

Deb and Brian from Uhane


Captain Paul from Xanadu with Darion ...
I mean Cupid

Our Valentine's Cupid!


Mark and Deb's daughter, Nicole, flew in from Toronto, so we spent happy hour with them on Tuesday night.  They're showing her all the different anchorages and they think she's enjoying herself.  I'm pretty sure she is... let's see, warm weather and no work!  Wish we were travelling with them!  We met them in town on Wednesday picking up last minute goodies, while we were lucky enough to do the paperwork and get our Maritime Visa, extending our time another six months without having to leave the country.  It's something you can only get in Colon and Bocas (not the San Blas for some reason), and you can renew it 3 times, giving you basically 2 years in Panama without having to leave.  Works for us!

Nicole, Mark and Deb

We're hoping to sail to Red Frog with Sea Cycle on Friday.  Red Frog Marina is having a Marina Expansion Party with free food, drinks and lots of goodies.  We'll take the dinghy, meet up with them, and then dinghy back at night.  Looking forward to a fun time!   ~~~_/)~~~

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