So it is the rainy season here in Panama and we do get a lot of rain from time to time. The rain makes the boat for an hour or maximum two a day wet but the lightning is actually the real problem.. It can get really intense and we lost our wind sensor two times in two weeks?
The lightning haven’t hit us yet but we have seen other boats get struck just next to us and it can get pretty scary. I am not afraid for our lives but more that a direct hit would be a very very expensive and time consuming experience.
To be honest I don’t see this as a rainy season, its not raining that much. The sun is almost always shining down on San Blas Islands- rainy season or not!
Keeping busy in paradise
To all you people that thinks we are just looking at sunsets and palm-trees all days- YOU ARE WRONG!
We have been super busy lately and we had people from all over the world staying with us; Italy, United States, Holland and Switzerland . It has been a great mix of people, some with kids and some without.
Olivia really “ignites” when we have guests onboard the boat and she is right now helping Anna to prepare the rooms for our next guests that joins us within a few days!
Kids, kids and more kids!
We often get comments such as- but what about other kids? Doesn’t Olivia have to socialize with other kids rather than with grown-up people all the time?
The truth is that lately we have met other kids families around every corner. Olivia have met new friends from Sweden, France, Switzerland, Italy and Panama. Not bad for a 60 days stay in a remote Island area.
Friends and family incoming
It has been almost 3 years since we met our close friend Davide the last time. Last time was back in French Polynesia 2015 when he left our boat to pursue his career as a professional captain.
Simon that has been sailing with us on 3 different trips in the past hasn’t been onboard since December last year. He is joining us to help out with the boat for a couple of months.
My father (Daniels) hasn’t seen us since we left Sweden 1,5 year ago, and he has not yet met with our new baby boy Theodor.
they are all coming onboard now in October- big smile on our faces – a lot to look forward to…
Learning our way around the San Blas region- again!
It has been a couple of years since we navigated this area and we are slowly getting to know the place again. The islands and reefs are still in the same place but other things like- how to get fresh fruit and vegetables, where to fish and who lives on what island has changed. So it is like with everything else- a learning curve.
Meeting old friends and getting new.
We have been sailing the planet from almost 7 years now?!?!?(Really?!). We are far from the only ones doing this and we do bump into old faces (and boats) from time to time.
It was with a great pleasure we dropped our anchor next to the “Distant Drummer” that we last met with in French Polynesia almost 4 years ago.
Goeran from the boat the “the Quest” that has became a close friend during our last stay in Panama, is still navigating the area so we keep bumping into him from time to time.
A Swedish family that has been out sailing with their boat “Nausica” for 1,5 year has turned into one of Olivia’s absolute favorite boats. Maybe it has to do with their 2 daughters- who knows?
Well- that’s it for now….See you soon again!
// Daniel with family & Bruno