The Sailor of Panama

The differences between the anchorage in Balboa on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal and Colon on the Caribbean side are incredible. A 50-mile motor through the canal took us from a post-apocalyptic world of drugs, prostitution, and rampant crime to a cultured, scenic, urban wonderland. Instead of an anchorage constantly under attack from […]

Hazing Kuna Style

Super Bowl Sunday began with a great deal of promise but, ultimately, ended up being far from super. Due to a communication failure, likely resulting from our nearly complete lack of understanding Spanish and our total lack of understanding Kuna Yala, the grande fiesta that we were told was to take place on Sunday was […]