Monday 22 May: Cayo Largo, Cuba
We do our international release at the dock of the marina at Cayo Largo. Immigration officials are on board with a "sniff"( style affectionate Spaniel) for a routine monitoring of the boat. The visit is fast, This allows us to leave as planned to the Cayman Islands.
Tuesday 23 May: George Town, Grand Cayman
After 24 hours of almost tight and a beautiful ground swell, We arrive at the main port of Georgetown, Grand Cayman. Immigration procedures, Customs and right of navigation is quick and completely free. In addition they put at our disposal of bodies dead free.
After 5 weeks in Cuba and a cure of lobsters we cannot resist the Burger King on the seafront with views over the Bay of George Town.
A $12 the burger must depreciate and we thoroughly enjoy the wifi.
George Town is on the road to cruise ships and everything in town is focused on the thousands of tourists who arrive each day.
Every morning it is surprised to see new neighbors.
And until the evening is a continuous dance of jet skis, boats of diving and other craft to walk visitors.
The Cayman have good direct links with the USA and we take the opportunity to order a second auto-pilot in preparation for the crossing of the Pacific. While waiting for it to be delivered, Philippe replaces some power cables to increase section.
See local prices, We buy the minimum of supplies. We are also tempted by a "take away" we eat in the parking lot of the supermarket in the company of chickens.
As soon as the new driver delivered we drop anchor and we deviate from this cruise ship parking. Not quite the kind of place "wild" that we love!
Monday 5 June: Portobelo, Panama
After 5 days at sea we see the Panamanian coast under threatening black clouds. Panama welcomes us with a violent storm at the time to ask our anchor in the Bay of Portobelo. Our goal is to move from the coast Pacific as quickly as possible. We do so quickly the formalities for entering the country and to transit the canal.
The main square of Portobelo.
The bus that brings us to Colon to make formalities.
Fresh bread for tomorrow morning.
Tomorrow we go to Colon by sea in order to measure TAO and pay the right of way of the canal.