Hiya Terry & Crew!
Greetings from Panama! We've sailed roughly 2000 miles since we last saw you guys at the Bitter End and are now loving life in Bocas del Toro. It's all been good. We intend to transit the canal in January.
You guys should definitely go over to Honeymoon Bay on the west end of Water
Island and anchor
for a few days. You'll find a nice long beach with lake-like conditions and a gaggle of other kids for your's to play with. It's a totally safe and relaxing environment
distance from Crown Bay. You can even pick-up your wife & kids at the airport
by going into Lindberg Bay.
Say hello to Heidi at her Honeymoon Grill
and the crew at Tickles Crown Bay for us.
Beware - the passage
from St Thomas to Culebra
and / or Vieques tends to get pretty rough when you reach Sail Rock.
The easiest and best marked way into Culebra is via the southern entrance channel along the reef.
Take your dinghy
under the bridge and check-out the food
at Mamasitas Cafe. They have a good dink dock
If you make it to Vieques, please say bonjour to our friends Sylvie, Dan & BDK at Esperanza.
The sail back from the Spanish Virgins often requires sailing a line to St Croix before tacking north. Christianstead is definitely worth a visit.
But don't miss Honeymoon Bay, Water
Above all else - have fun!