The lake NIcaragua has a history of Caribbean pirates who assaulted Granada on several occasions.

FLEET UPDATE 2021-02-27

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THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE PANAMA POSSE

El Salvador Sunset      

🇸🇻 Here is a magical sunset at Bahia del Sol, El Salvador captured by Rosa Lee

Isla Brincancon, Golfo Chiriqui, Panama .

 

Isla Brincancon, Golfo Chiriqui, Panama .We lit the trees with a torch.It is the most amazing island. 

When we went ashore to take the picture, all the birds / bats came to feed off the insects in the torch light. A real special place.

 

 

 

 

🇸🇻 GOOD BYE  EL SALVADOR 

Going away party on Delta Swizzler with Alamos, Pairadice, Madeleine and Bill and Jean. We missed the kid boats, they had a better option at Surf city, but sure we will catch up again.

 

You understand cruising plans, written in the sand at low tide. Well ours are changing again. The weather Gods have moved the good weather window from Monday to Wednesday.So we are delaying our departure from El Salvador.

 

The next leg is about 340 miles, which we can break up to, 70 miles day 1, rest for a bit. Then 210 the windy part and finish with a 60 mile run. All in all, it might take a week, but we are retired and have time

 

🇲🇽 PASSAGE SOUTH 

Wreck of the Mexican-flagged Los Llanitoson on the rocks. The ship ran aground in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, on Friday, October 23rd as Category 5 Hurricane Patricia, the strongest hurricane ever recorded, slammed area with 165 mph winds. According to local media reports, the vessel  attempted to ride out the storm at sea, but was forced aground in strong winds.

According to local media reports, the vessel  attempted to ride out the storm at sea, but was forced aground in strong winds.

 

 

Katmandu made another passage south to Zihuatanejo Mexico. A 30 Hour passage from Barra de Navida , with a wonderful crew calm seas and not much wind a 30 hour passage . I do love passages once the lines are untied or the anchor is up!

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  🇸🇻  SY MADELEINE LEAVING EL SALVADOR 

Our 3 season Panama Posse veterans Huib,  Maaike and crew are heading south after many obstacles to Panama onboard dutch flagged SY Madeleine 🇳🇱 

We wish you fair winds and a gentle passage. 

 

 

 

🇲🇽 PARAISO ANCHORAGE, COSTALEGRE, MEXICO 🇲🇽

A hearty lunch before our dinghy tour around this picturesque anchorage .. sea caves, blow holes, bird aerials & a little stopover at 🐶 “Sam’s” beach.

   

 

Wishlist's secret spot

 🇯🇲 Inspiring music on the Panama Posse

U-ROY RIP !

Known by the stage name U-Roy, was a Jamaican vocalist and pioneer of toasting. U-Roy was known for a melodic style of toasting applied with a highly developed sense of timing.

Ewart Beckford was born in Jones Town, Saint Andrews Parish, Kingston, Jamaica, on 21 September 1942. As a young man Beckford listened to the music of Louis Prima, James Brown, Ruth Brown, Fats Domino, Rufus Thomas, Smiley Lewis and was especially influenced by the vocal phrasing of Louis Jordan.

 

 

U Roy 1970 Version Galore Treasure Isle

Inspired by Count Matchuki he started his professional career as a DJ in 1961 on Dickie Wong's sound system (originally called Doctor Dickies later changed to Dickies Dynamic) moving later to the Sir George the Atomic sound system. 

In 1970, Jamaican singer John Holt (lead vocalist of the Paragons) heard Beckford toasting over a Duke Reid track at a dance. Holt told Reid about the performance and on his recommendation Reid asked Beckford to come and see him and an informal recording deal was arranged. 

Richie Stephens & U Roy - Real Reggae Music 2013

U-Roy's sound system would launch the careers of a younger generation of toasters and singers including Ranking Joe, Jah Screw, Charlie Chaplin and Josey Wales. The pop group Blondie had a world-wide hit with the reggae track "The Tide Is High" in 1980, which prompted Virgin to re-release the original Paragons' track from 1967 and the 1971 U-Roy version as a single that same year. 

 

U-Roy - Natty Rebel

Beckford was featured on the album True Love by Toots and the Maytals, which won the Grammy Award in 2004 for Best Reggae Album, and showcased many notable musicians including Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Trey Anastasio, Gwen Stefani / No Doubt, Ben Harper, Bonnie Raitt, Manu Chao, The Roots, Ryan Adams, Keith Richards, Toots Hibbert, Paul Douglas, Jackie Jackson, Ken Boothe, and The Skatalites.

U-Roy's music and Rastafarianism

Rastafarianism has been a feature of Beckford's lyrics. The Rastafari movement, is a religion that developed in Jamaica during the 1930s. It is classified as both a new religious movement and a social movement by scholars of religion.  

 

COVID VACCINE ROLLOUT:  KEY TO NORMALCY 

Most Embassies are not offering vaccinations for citizens abroad apart from their own staff, meaning  private-sector personnel abroad need to arrange their own vaccinations, either by accessing locally available vaccines or by returning to their countries. This report provides a country-by-country overview of the state of the vaccine rollout  as of the end of February 2021 as per "our world in data"

 

The statistics were accessed on February 26, 2021 and reflect reported Cumulative COVID-19 vaccinations per 100 people from countries who report this 

 

 

Canada Feb 26                             4.52

Cayman Islands Feb 26           32.12

Colombia Feb 26                         0.13

Costa Rica Feb 22                       1.99

El Salvador Feb 22                      0.09

Mexico Feb 26                             1.62

Panama Feb 26                           2.07

United States Feb 26                 20.4

 

 

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 MORE PICTURES FROM THE FLEET 

🇲🇽 Sunset from Seaglub

 

🇲🇽 Sunset by MY Context

🇨🇷 Michael on My Lady K enjoying Marina Papagayo with best friend

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Marina Papagayo is proud to continue our sponsorship of the Panama Posse fleet for the 2020/21 season.  Our dockage discount for Posse members is:

 

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    Stay for a week and pay for five days 

    Stay for a month and pay the annual monthly rate 

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PICTURE OF THE WEEK 

Greg & Perri @ Green Acres Chocolate Farm Bocas del Toro, Panama

 

 

 

🇳🇮  LAKE NICARAGUA AKA THE SWEET SEA

Papagayo wind Epicenter Lake Nicaragua aka Lake Cocibolca aka Lake Granada is a freshwater lake in Nicaragua. Of tectonic origin and with an area of 8,264 km², it is the largest lake in Central America, the 19th largest lake in the world and the tenth largest in the Americas, slightly smaller than Lake Titicaca

The lake drains to the Caribbean Sea via the San Juan River, historically making the lakeside city of Granada an Atlantic port, although Granada. The Pacific is near enough to be seen from the mountains of Ometepe - the island in the lake. 

LEON VIEJO founded on the lake was not destroyed by a 1610 earthquake, but due to the damage caused to the infrastructure and the seismic activity, the settlers held a referendum and decided to relocate the city to its present location 20 miles to the west. Nevertheless, the old city was gradually buried by the continuous expulsions of ash and volcanic stone coming from Momotombo, and by lake sediments.  

The lake has a history of Caribbean pirates who assaulted Granada on several occasions. 

 

By 1650 the Golden Age of Piracy had begun in which buccaneers from several races and nations infested the West Indies. The lake is known to have been controlled by pirates as early as 1665 when Henry Morgan led six shallow draft canoes up the San Juan for an attack on Granada.

The canoes were 12 mters long and acquired during an attack on Villahermosa, Mexico, after which Morgan's sailing ships were captured by the Spanish. In June Morgan led his band up the river by night while hiding in the day and when they reached the lake the pirates stealthily crossed it and landed outside town. A general assault was then made on Granada and the Spanish were found completely off guard. After the hostilities had ceased Morgan went after the city's treasury of silver and his men set fire to the buildings and sank all of the Spanish boats found in port.

Henry Morgan Recruiting for the Attack ( in style ! ) 

Filibustering became popular in the 19th century, primarily in Latin America (the term originated from the Spanish word filibustero which meant pirate or buccaneer).

Perhaps the most famous filibustering expedition was William Walker's Conquest of Nicaragua in 1855, by which time the country was independent from Spanish rule. A civil war had broken out in 1854 between liberal and conservative forces; the conservatives, or Legitimists, held Granada while the liberals held Leon. Initially Walker had been commissioned by the liberal government of President General Francisco Castellón to bring 300 men to aid in the war against the Legitimihis real intentions were to take over the country, as he had in Baja California and Sonora, Mexico. 

 

Walker sailed from San Francisco in May 1855 with sixty men and when he arrived in Nicaragua his small army of filibusters was increased by about 300 Americans and locals, including the pirate Charles Frederick Henningsen. After a series of battles against both the Legitimists and the liberals, Walker established himself as the ruler of Nicaragua and even received recognition from the American President Franklin Pierce. 

Walker the would-be nation builder carved out private fiefdoms in Central America before falling to a Honduran firing squad. 

Recognition didn't last long though, when Walker seized property belonging to Cornelius Vanderbilt's Accessory Transit Company, the United States government withdrew their support

Before construction of the Panama Canal, a stagecoach line owned by Cornelius Vanderbilt's Accessory Transit Company connected the lake with the Pacific across the low hills of the narrow Isthmus of Rivas. Plans were made to take advantage of this route to build an interoceanic canal, the Nicaragua Canal, but the Panama Canal was built instead. 

In order to quell competition with the Panama Canal, the U.S. secured all rights to a canal along this route in the Bryan-Chamorro Treaty of 1916. However, since this treaty was mutually rescinded by the United States and Nicaragua in 1970, the idea of another canal in Nicaragua still periodically resurfaced, such as the Ecocanal proposal.

 

 

 

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BIGGEST MISHAP aka THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD  

MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD 

SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARD

PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR 

PICTURE OF THE YEAR 

GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR

 

 

65 🇳🇮 Fuel Hauling by Respite in San Juan del Sur

🇳🇮 Fuel Hauling by Respite in San Juan del Sur

 

 

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FLEET UPDATE 2021-02-20

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“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”

– Dalai Lama

 

 

 

THE PANAMA POSSE BURGEES ARE FLYING 

  Here’s a picture of our 6-year-old, Magnus, aloft making sure the Panama Posse burgee is flying properly in Bahia del Sol, El Salvador.

Here’s a picture of our 6-year-old, Magnus, aloft making sure the Panama Posse burgee is flying properly in Bahia del Sol, El Salvador.

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MORE PANAMA POSSE BURGEES

Sassafrass showing off the Panama Posse burgee

Sassafrass showing off the Panama Posse burgee 

Sassafrass showing off the Panama Posse burgee
 

🇲🇽  ZONA ROMANTICA, PUERTO VALLARTA , MX

ZONA ROMANTICA, PUERTO VALLARTA , MX

Time to say good bye ! We'll miss you on the eastern shores of the Pacific !

SEAGLUB heading to the South Pacific

SEAGLUB heading to the South Pacific 
 

If you are part of the milk run pod & interested in the South Pacific please join Chris & Tara-Lee on Seaglub in a separate dedicated LINE group called SouthPacificPosse2021 
 

FYI: GoodNautical has over 1,500 vetted Anchorages in the South Pacific 
recorded and available for those vessels heading SW  

 GoodNautical has over 1500 vetted Anchorages in the South Pacific
SEAGLUB

 

 

  🇬🇹  TIKAL - Guatemala 

TIKAL - Guatemala       

The ruins of an ancient city, which was likely to have been called Yax Mutal, found in a rainforest in Guatemala.  It is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guatemala.It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

The ruins of an ancient city, which was likely to have been called Yax Mutal, found in a rainforest in Guatemala. It is one of the largest archaeological sites
Tikal has been completely mapped and covered an area greater than 16 square kilometres which included about 3,000 structures.

Tikal has been completely mapped and covered an area greater than 16 square kilometres which  included about 3,000 structures.

The topography of the site consists of a series of parallel limestone ridges rising above lowlands.  

  

Tikal has been completely mapped and covered an area greater than 16 square kilometres which included abou

The great metropolis of Teotihuacan in the Valley of Mexico appears to have decisively intervened in Tikal politics.

A long-running rivalry between Tikal and Calakmul began in the 6th century,

A long-running rivalry between Tikal and Calakmul began in the 6th century, with each of the two cities forming its own network of mutually hostile alliances arrayed against each other in what has been likened to a long-running war between two Maya superpowers. The kings of these two capitals adopted the title kaloomte', a term that has not been precisely translated but that implies something akin to "high king"

 

 

🇭🇳 HONDURAS ROATAN IS OPEN 

HONDURAS ROATAN IS OPEN

Patrick and Lisa on Orion, checking in at Barefoot Cay Marina, Roatan 16 February, 2021.

Once we had heard that Honduras was opening back   we contacted several agents and found the fees to be pretty standard across the board at approx U.S. $500 (a clear in / clear out inclusive service). Barefoot Cay Marina coordinated the entire check in for us. 

In addition to the typical requirements for clearing in, there are now three additional requirements a boat will need to fulfill.

 

1) Negative covid results within 72 hours of checking inc conducted at Livingston, the morning of our check out from Guatemala.

 

2) Pre-check form (ours was completed by the agent and included in the quoted fee).

We found the form at

 

https://prechequeo.inm.gob.hn/Login

And, you can register and fill out the form there.

 

3) A permission letter from Copeco/Sinager (National Risk Management Agency) is required prior to entering Roatan via yacht.

 

This process takes approximately 7 to 10 days at this time, and the permission is for 90 days. 

Once all of our pre-check requirements were met (including negative covid test results) and we had our Sinager permission letter in hand, we were on our way.

 

We arrived in Roatan and were met by our agent at the Barefoot Cay marina. We were then taken by car to the immigration office in Coxen Hole. Here we were finger printed and our picture was taken. No line ups and it was very quick in and out.

 

Our agent dropped us back at the marina where we were free to wander the property and he returned to Coxen Hole to finish up at the Port Captains office.

We received our final paperwork (Yacht permit) from him early the next morning.

Barefoot Cay Marina is very small with very few slips

Barefoot Cay Marina is very small with very few slips and will not likely be able to accommodate more than one or two boats on top of what is already spoken for here… But, they have bent over backwards to accommodate us, including the 20% Panama Posse discount. And the diving is AWESOME!

ORION Panama Posse discount. And the diving is AWESOME!

 

 

 

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Thank you  ...we’d love to participate, and would be happy to extend a 20% savings on dockage to the Panama Posse!

 

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Barefoot Cay Resort | Barefoot Divers

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Inspiring music on the Panama Posse 🇨🇺 
Inspiring music on the Panama Posse 🇨🇺

Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club is an ensemble of Cuban musicians established in 1996 to revive the music of pre-revolutionary Cuba.   The group was named after the club in the Buenavista quarter of Havana, a popular music venue in the 1940s. To showcase the popular styles of the time, such as son, bolero and danzón, they recruited a dozen veteran musicians, many of whom had been retired.

Buena Vista Social Club - El Carretero

Buena Vista Social Club - Chan Chan (Official Video)

The group's album was recorded in March 1996 and quickly becoming an international success, which prompted the ensemble to perform with a full line-up in Amsterdam and New York. German movie director Wim Wenders captured the performance on film for a documentary—also called Buena Vista Social Club—that included interviews with the musicians which conducted in Havana. 

 

Buena Vista Social Club

Ibrahim Ferrer Candela Grammy Awards 1999

The success of both the album and film sparked a revival of interest in traditional Cuban music and Latin American music in general. Some of the Cuban performers later released well-received solo albums and recorded collaborations with stars from different musical genres. 

Buena Vista Social Club

🇨🇺  Buena Vista Social Club - El Carretero

As a music venue, the Buenavista Social Club experienced the peak of Havana's nightclub life, when charangas and conjuntos played several sets every night, going from club to club over the course of a week. Often, bands would dedicate songs to the clubs where they played. In the case of the Buenavista Social Club, an eponymous danzón was composed by Israel López "Cachao" in 1938, and performed with Arcaño y sus Maravillas.

 

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🇰🇾  CAYMAN ISLAND - THE BARCADERE MARINA

Denise, Carla and Kevin at the Barcadere Marina in Grand Cayman

   

Carla Denise and Kevin at the Barcadere Marina in Grand Cayman

CAYMAN ISLAND - THE BARCADERE MARINA

The Bacadere Marina - Cayman Islands - Sponsors the Panama Posse and has a pool 

The Bacadere Marina - Cayman Islands - Sponsors the Panama Posse and has a pool

Kevin overlooking the docks

GARGOYLS Kevin overlooking the docks
APPROACH THE BARCEDERE MARINA
🇰🇾 SAFE APPROACH TO THE BARCADERE MARINA BY SEA

Shallow draft advisory 7 feet ok 8 feet with high tide only !

GARGOYLE

THE BARCADERE MARINA DISCOUNT
 

We will offer the Panama Posse group a 15% discount for slip fees.

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THE BARCEDER MARINA SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE 
GOOD NAUTICAL TEH BARCEDER MARINA APPRAOCH IS IN GOOD NAUTCIAL

 

🇲🇽  LORETO BAY, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO   

 LORETO BAY BC MEXICO
DAVE NAVIGATOR

 

 

 

🇯🇲 JAMAICA - Oracabessa  

JAMAICA

Oh my goodness,  Oracabessa you are beautiful! It is no wonder that you were the inspiration for Ian Fleming to create his James Bond novels here.

Oracabessa you are beautiful
Oracabessa you are beautiful

PICTURE OF THE WEEK 

PICTURE OF THE WEEK Oracabessa Bay 

Orcabessa Bay in Good Nautical 

Oracabessa Bay is in Good Nautical
 STREET ART JAMAICA
SLOW DANCER

 

 

🇲🇽  Puerto Vicente Anchorage, Guerrero, Mexico 

Puerto Vicente Anchorage, Guerrero, Mexico

16 ft depth. Came in at sunset yesterday and anchored for the night.  
 17° 16.5898 N  101° 03.5294 W 
Puerto Guerrero AKA Punta Papanoa

Puerto Guerrero AKA Punta Papanoa is in GOOD NAUTICAL
TENNIE ANNE

 

 

 

 

NEED CREW ? WANT TO CREW ? CREW LOGISTICS ...
 

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YOUR CREW LOGISTICS MAP

 

 

 PANAMA POSSE  "PODS"  

PANAMA POSSE PODS

 

PANAMA POSSE pods based on your cruising plans
 
💰 🍹🌿 ☠️ 🥥☸️ 🦜🌊 🏝️

Based on seasonal gathering spots here are the "sub pods" with line calls after the 
main calls starting Mondays in November to save everyone's time
 (great suggestion Eric Sprezzatura)  

PANAMA POSSE PODS DETAILS

 

 

 

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QUARANTINE UPDATES

QUARANTINE UPDATES  
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PANAMA POSSE PARTICIPANT WEBSITES SOPHIE
SOPHIE
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IT WOULD NOT BE A RALLY WITHOUT A CONTEST 

by the end of May 2021 we will announce the winners in these highly competitive fields 
 

BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT 

HIGHEST WIND RECORDED  

BIGGEST MISHAP aka THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD  

MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD 

SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARD

PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR 

PICTURE OF THE YEAR 

GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR

 

 

Mazatlan, Mexico

Mazatlan, Mexico

 

 

PANAMA POSSE SPONSORS 

🇺🇸 California Yacht Marina, San Diego, Chula Vista - USA

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Panama Posse Peppers

THE PANAMA POSSE PEPPER SCALE

Ancient indigenous people of central Mexico, discovered that peppers could be preserved with the aid of smoke. 

Below are the most common 12 peppers found in markets in central America in order of heat using the *Scoville heat index.

NAME

HEAT*

DESCRIPTION

Anaheim Pepper
Anaheim Peppers


500 – 2,500

With the lowest heat on the list, Anaheim peppers are about as family friendly as a hot pepper gets and very versatile. With a slightly sweet flavor, they are delicious chopped fresh in salsas and their thick walls and large cavity make Anaheim peppers perfect for stuffed pepper recipes. They make an excellent bell pepper substitute for when you want just a little bit more.

Poblano Pepper
Poblano Pepper

 


1,000 – 1,500

Speaking of alternatives to the bell, the poblano is probably the most popular of them all. It’s mild (with a lower ceiling than even the Anaheim) with an earthy flavor, and its thick walls provide a meatiness that you don’t often get with chilies.

Ancho PEPPER
Ancho Chiles Peppers

 


1,000 – 2.000

When dried the poblano is known as ancho, and in this form its arguably more of a Mexican cuisine staple. The earthiness takes a smoky turn, perfect for mole sauces and BBQ. The most widely available dried chiles. Different peppers from the same plant have been reported to vary substantially in heat intensity.

Cascabel Pepper
Cascabel Pepper

 


1,000 – 3,000

Cascabels
are typically ground into a powder or flakes for culinary use. They have a delicious earthy nuttiness to them that make them a favorite for sauces and marinades. But the flavor is only half the story. These chilies are a very popular ornamental pepper with their apple-like shape, long stem, and rattle. Yes, rattle. Cascabels keep their rounded shape when dried (unusual for chilies) and the seeds become loose in the cavity, creating a rattle like experience.

PASILLA Pepper
Pasilla Pepper


250 – 4,000

Pasilla
or “little raisin” refers to the dried chilaca pepper. Sometimes miss labeled as Ancho chiles. The Pasilla chile is normally 8 -10 inches long and much narrower than the Ancho.
Pasillas have a smoky, fruity, earthy flavor that is often compared to berries and dried fruits (like raisins).
Pasilla peppers are similar in flavor to ancho chiles but are less sweet.

Great with fruits, duck, seafood, lamb, mushrooms, garlic, fennel, honey or oregano.

Guajillo Pepper
Guajillo Pepper


2,500 – 5,000
 

If you like your chilies on the slightly sweeter side, then the guajillo pepper (the dried form of the mirasol chili) is one that should make your shortlist. With hints of tangy cranberry and the crispness of tea, its flavors make the guajillo one of the most popular dried chilies in Mexico, second only to the famous ancho pepper.And like the ancho, the guajillo is one of the holy trinity of chilies that are commonly used in authentic Mexican mole sauces. Its unique sweetness, too, makes it a fun chili to experiment with around the kitchen. It has a surprising range and a heat most everyone can enjoy.

A popular chili for mole sauces, guajillo peppers have a sweet fruitiness to them There’s a little cranberry here and a tea-like undertone. As a dried chili, it’s typically used crushed into flakes or powders, but it can also be rehydrated for use in stews and soups. It takes a close second to the ancho in terms of popularity in Mexican cuisine, though outside of Mexico they can be a little harder to source.

Jalapeño Pepper
JALAPENO Pepper Jalapeño


2,500 – 8,000

Jalapeños
really have a space all their own among chilies. It’s the most popular chili, not only in Mexico but also around the world. There’s a bright bite, perfect for fresh salsas and just spicy enough. The chili has thick walls and enough cavity space to be perfect for stuffing. The jalapeño when dried and smoked becomes the delicious chipotle pepper. Chipotles are known for their deep smokiness, making them delicious in BBQ rubs and marinades.

Chipotle
(MORITA)
Pepper
Chipotle Morita Pepper


2,500 – 8,000

Morita
is a smoke-dried jalapeno, commonly referred to as a chipolte.
Rich slightly fruity flavor.In Chihuahua, the region of Mexico where most chipotle peppers come from, it is the morita jalapeño, an eggplant-colored pepper, that abounds. Chipotle can also be made from mature red jalapeños. The smoking process takes a few days. Jalapeño peppers are placed on metal grills in smoking chambers or gas dryers, where they are shuffled around every couple of hours to ensure even smoking. Once this process is done, finished chipotle peppers will be shriveled and darkened, and possess the rich flavors of smoke and spice, with a hint of fruitiness.Chipotle is a key ingredient in many traditional Mexican recipes, and is perhaps most famously used in a meat marinade called adobo. 

PUYA CHILE PEPPER
Puya peppers

 


5,000 – 8,000

PUYA CHILE
is very similar to the Guajillo, but smaller and hotter.  It may be soaked in water to pull out the flavor. It is often used more for its fruity flavor, rather than its flesh.
Good pureed, mashed or diced, and then made into a sauce. It can be soaked in water to pull out the flavor, and then the water can be used in your dish.The Puya may be used as a pizza topping, or with meat dishes, such as pork, veal, fish and chicken.

Serrano Pepper
Serano Pepper


10,000 – 23,000
Similar bright grassy flavor to Jalapeños , but serrano chilies take the heat factor up to another level. The can double in  heat (and even more), so if you’re ready for a next step pepper, the serrano is an excellent culinary choice. They work very well in salsas. And while serranos are thinner than jalapeños, they still work well for popper recipes.They are meaty peppers and are not the best choice for drying. Serrano peppers originated in the mountainous regions.  Puebla and Hidalgo. The name of the pepper, serrano, actually is a reference to the mountains (sierras) of those areas.

They are commonly red, brown, orange, or yellow, though you are likely to find them in their more common green color.

Serrano peppers are perfect for salsas, sauces, relishes, garnishes, making hot sauce  and more. They are usually best when roasted.

Chile de Àrbol
Chile de Àrbol


15,000 – 30,000

Chile de àrbol
are popular for both culinary uses and as ornamental chilies. Like other dried Mexican peppers, they are typically used for cooking in flake and powder form. They have an earthy flavor, slightly smoky, and they pack a surprising punch. The can reach up to a cayenne pepper level of spiciness. The chilies long and thin shape (and the fact that it keeps its beautiful red color when dried). Not only is this pepper terrific as chili powder or in hot sauces, but it’s also skinny and tiny enough to flavor foods, olive oil, and beverages as a whole dried pod.  The Chile de àrbol adds some serious wow factor in a bottle or as a garnish to a meal or spicy cocktail.

Habanero Peppers
Habanero Pepper


100,000 - 350,000
 

One of the world’s hottest chili pepper, but don’t let the fact that certain chilies have passed it by fool you into underestimating it. The habanero is a seriously hot pepper. And unlike many of the hotter chilies, there’s quite a bit of flavor to go along with the extra-hot kick. it has a unique, citrus-like taste with a subtle hint of smoke that makes it very popular in hot sauces, powders, and rubs. If you can handle the heat, this is a fun culinary chili to play with in the kitchen. Unripe habaneros are green, and they color as they mature. The most common color variants are orange and red, but the fruit may also be white, brown, yellow, green, or purple. Typically habaneros are 1-2 inches /  2–6 centimetres long.-


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PUERTO AMISTAD MARINA, ECUADOR 🇪🇨 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

PUERTO AMISTAD MARINA, ECUADOR 🇪🇨  SPONSORS THE PACIFIC POSSE
Marina Puerto Amistad

 

 

Hi! I'm
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I would like to personally welcome you to our beautiful city. Puerto Amistad is located walking distance from shopping, hardware stores, medical facilities,and eating and drinking establishments.

At Puerto Amistad we have a full service Restaurant and bar, Cruisers area, Wifi to the Buoys, Hot Showers, Laundry service, and a spacious dinghy dock. You will find excellent mechanics and services here. Hope to see you soon

 

With pleasure we are happy to announce the Sponsorship of the Pacific Posse
This season the Pacific Posse will have:
10% discount over our lowest rates

IMPORTANT FACT

We don't have lightening,!

 

CONTACT:

Tel: +593 99 348 8519

Land Line: +593-5-269-3112

Whatsapp: +593-099-348-8519
Email: dockmaster@puertoamistad.com


AMENITIES

  • Clearing In
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Fuel
  • Water
  • Internet
  • Provisioning
  • General Store
  • Showers

Marina Purto Amistad ECUADOR
PRICES & SERVICES

Here are the current fees at Puerto Amistad

  • MOORING: (Front and Aft Buoy)$250.00 /$75.00 (weekly)/$ 15.00 (per day*)
  • SPIN MOORING: (Single Buoy)$300.00/$ 12.00 (per day*)
  • Anchor $7.00 (per day*)
  • ALL PLANS INCULDE USE OF PUERTO AMISTAD FACILITIES.
  • WE HAVE HOT SHOWERS, WIFI TO BOATS AND ONSHORE, FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT , LAUNDRY SERVICE, AND MORE.
  • Diesel $1.14/Gallon
  • Gasoline $1.78/Gallon
  • Purified water: $2.00/5 gal. Bottle
  • Non-Potable but filtered water available at Dingy Dock Free
  • Laundry: $0.60 (per pound)
  • Cleaning of exterior sailboat: Quotation
  • $1.25 (per foot of monohull)
  • $1.50 (per foot catamaran)
  • $1.75 (per foor Tri hull)
  • Vessel more than 3 months without cleaning add $0.25 per foot.
  • Diesel, Propane and Gasoline available at the maintenance dock or delivered to your vessel
  • Engine Maintenance $25/hr
  • Electrical $25/hr
  • Woodworkers and other trades as quoted

Marina Purto Amistad ECUADOR

 

INTERNATIONAL AGENCY CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT

  • $360.00 In-Out International
  • $240.00 In/Out National
  • Round Robin $120 (Trip Off Anchorage outside the Bahia and return to anchorage)
  • 300.00 In International/Out National
    (it includes port captain, migration, customs, agency)
  • Pilot for entry $35.00

SAFE APPROACH

 


 

LOCATION :

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🇸🇻 Pacific Raven entering the Bahia del Sor Bar,  El Salvador - an exciting adventure with the expert guidance of Bill & Jean ! Pacific Raven SCOTT       

🇸🇻 Pacific Raven entering the Bahia del Sor Bar,  El Salvador - an exciting adventure with the expert guidance of Bill & Jean !

 
🇪🇨  DESTINATION GALAPAGOS, ECUADOR 
PANAMA POSSE 🇪🇨  DESTINATION GALAPAGOS, ECUADOR 

Not on the Panama Posse route (yet) the Galapagos are about a weeks sail south west from Panama and a world class destination. Here is a video by SY Gargoyle. 

GARGOLYE ON THE PANAMA POSSE VIDOE FROM TEH GALAPAGOS

The Panama Posse is pleased to announce our NEW SPONSOR

🇪🇨 YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS

with a 15 % discount over services to the Panama Posse and world class experiences - thanks to SY Gargolye
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 PANAMA POSSE - YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

Meet: Javier Plúa Rizzo  

Meet: Javier Plúa Rizzo

YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS Co.  

Mobile:   +593 – 987 – 229 577

Email: javier@yachtagentsgalapagos.com

Web: www.yachtagentsgalapagos.com 

Address for Mail and Packages: 
Media Luna Street and La Pinta
Bellavista
Santa Cruz Island
Galapagos 200105Ecuador

🇪🇨  DESTINATION GALAPAGOS, ECUADOR THE TURTLES

 Check in here @ Wreck Bay, San Cristobal 

🇪🇨 DESTINATION GALAPAGOS, ECUADOR is in GOOD NAUTICAL
🇪🇨 DESTINATION GALAPAGOS, ECUADOR ANTIQUE MAP AND CHART

Some of the MUST SEE DESTINATIONS in the Panama Posse 

🇪🇨 DESTINATION GALAPAGOS, ECUADOR MUST SEE
 
 
🇪🇨 DESTINATION GALAPAGOS, ECUADOR MUST SEE - SWIMMING GALAPAGOS IGUANA

Music to listen to on the Panama Posse 

CAFÉ TACVBA

Café Tacvba is a band from Ciudad Satélite, Mexico.  The band took its final name from a coffee shop "el Café de Tacuba" located in downtown Mexico City. The cafe, which opened in 1912 and had its heyday in the 1940s and 1950s, was representative of the Pachuco scene at the time, something the band would later acknowledge as an influence. The Café de Tacuba is still in operation as a coffee shop and restaurant on Tacuba Street, in Mexico City's Historic Center.  

Music to listen to on the Panama Posse CAFE TACVBA  

Café Tacvba - Eres (Video Oficial)

Their musical style covers a wide variety of genres, though it is most commonly labeled as Latin Alternative/Rock en Español. Their music has been heavily influenced by Mexico's indigenous population and folk music traditions, but also by punk and electronic music and other bands on the Mexico City scene. Perhaps the most distinctive feature of their music is Albarrán's nasal voice, which, combined with his impressive lung capacity (as demonstrated on "La Ingrata", a homage of norteño music), makes for a very distinctive sound. They sing entirely in Spanish but have a significant Anglophone following regardless. 

Music to listen to on the Panama Posse CAFE TACVBA

Café Tacvba - Chilanga Banda (Video Oficial)

With over 13 albums and Grammys for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album as well as two Latin Grammys for Best Alternative Album and Best Rock Song here are some of their notorious works.  

 

Music to listen to on the Panama Posse CAFE TACVBA

Café Tacvba - La Ingrata (Video Oficial)

 

Agua Azul Waterfalls, Chiapas, Mexico  

Agua Azul Waterfalls, Chiapas, Mexico 

 

PICTURES OF THE WEEK

🇰🇾  Kiabo Anchorage, GRAND CAYMAN 

PICTURES OF THE WEEK CAYAMAN ISLANDS 

🇰🇾 SY GARGOLYE at the Kiabo anchorage ...
Winds during the day are 15-20 knots,  then the sunsets and it drops down to 5-10 overnight.  👍 @SV Blessed Life it would be perfect for kite surfing

SY GARGOLYE at the Kiabo anchorage 
The Kiabo anchorage IN GOODNAUTICAL

 

🇯🇲  MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA

🇯🇲  MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA   
🇯🇲  MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA IS IN GOOD NAUTICAL

🇯🇲  Slow Dancer at anchor in Montego Bay , Jamaica

🇯🇲  Slow Dancer at anchor in Montego Bay , Jamaica

 

 

 

🇸🇻 SUPER BOWL LV Festivities in El Salvador courtesy of Bill and Jean 

🇸🇻 SUPER BOWL LV Festivities in El Salvador courtesy of Bill and Jean  
🇸🇻 MARINA DE SOL IS IN GOOD NAUTICAL

 

 

🇳🇮 Report from Puesta del Sol Marina, Nicaragua

🇳🇮 Report from Puesta del Sol Marina, Nicaragua 

Ho'Okipa at the local Surf Camp in Nicaragua 

Ho'Okipa at the local Surf Camp in Nicaragua 

And, after a bunch of misinformation about requiring a special $20 Zarpe, good for only 48 hours, every time I want leave the Marina to empty my holding tanks and make water, from the port captain to the Marina... Well, at my request the US Embassy sent me this notice: “con base a la Resolución DGTA Nº. 026-2015 para autorizar el descargue de aguas de lastre en las aguas jurisdiccionales de los puertos de la República de Nicaragua, y si su tanque lastre es de 40 galones, no existe inconveniente en que realice el descargue semanalmente a 5 millas de la costa y comunique de previo a la Capitanía de Puerto de la Fuerza Naval de Corinto”.

 

As you can read above, if the tank capacity is 40 gallons there is no “inconvenient” to empty the tank weekly at 5 miles from the coast...

 

So, now my tank is  40 gallons😜😱😎🌈

Going for that surf brake in Nicaragua
 

Going for that surf brake

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🇳🇮  Marina Puesta del Sol, Nicaragua 
sponsors the Panama Posse 

Marina Puesta del Sol, Nicaragua  sponsors the Panama Posse   

With pleasure we are happy to announce the 20·21Sponsorship of the Panama Posse

20% discount on docks. Welcome national beer, access to beach and pool facilities.

 

Regards

Juanita 

 JUANITA Marina Puesta del Sol, Nicaragua  welcomes the Panama Posse 

CONTACT 
E: administracion@marinaps.com

Tel: + (505) 8880-0013 + (505) 8880-0019 and + (505) 8883-0781

Marina Puesta del Sol, Nicaragua approach is in GOOD NAUTICAL

 

 

🇵🇦  PUNTA MALA, PANAMA

🇵🇦  PUNTA MALA, PANAMA WEATHER 

PUNTA MALA, PANAMA gust and wind forecast in PREDICT WIND - January through May  l

There are 2 anchorages to wait for slack tide and good conditions before entering or leaing the bay of Panama 

12 nm  to the SW Ensenada Venao
10 nm to the N Isla Iguana

 The weather seminar video is online under https://panamaposse.com/seminars 

PUNTA MALA, PANAMA view of the cape 

The most difficult part, other than many mis-charted rocks and reefs, is of course the aptly named Punta Mala and the push north against prevailing winds and current to Marina Vista Mar – we opted to go around Punta Mala at slack tide and quickly had to tuck into Isla Iguana to avoid the following steep chop of rip tide currents and headwinds. Read the anchorage details in Good Nautical for details.

We wait for a coastal low and used the lifting southerly winds for the final 50 nm push (bash) to the Marina Vista Mar - this strategy works between January - May with predominant northerlies.

Another option is to tack out and back to Islas Perlas.

The most difficult part, other than many mis-charted rocks and reefs, is of course the aptly named Punta Mala and the push north against prevailing winds and current to Marina Vista Mar – we opted to go around Punta Mala at slack tide and quickly had to tuck into Isla Iguana to avoid the following steep chop of rip tide currents and headwinds. Read the anchorage details in Good Nautical for details.

 

 

🇲🇽  LA QUEBRADA CLIFF DIVERS ACAPULCO MEXICO

 🇲🇽  LA QUEBRADA CLIFF DIVERS ACAPULCO MEXICO

Nice cliff divers in Acapulco today with Toketee... quick video to watch

La Quebrada (Spanish for "gulch" or "ravine") is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Acapulco, Mexico. Divers entertain tourists by jumping off either of two ledges on the cliff, one that is 40 feet (12 m) high and the top one which is 80 feet (24 m) high. The divers must calculate the right moment to jump to catch an incoming wave and avoid serious injury or death. Occasionally jumpers dive with a torch. Most of the divers come from the family of Quebrada divers. Although cliff diving at La Quebrada had taken place for many years, it was not until 1934 that the La Quebrada Cliff Divers was formed.

REEF DANCER is part of the PANAMA POSSE

 

 

"Fun in Acapulco"  
Elvis Presley & Ursula Andress

"It’s a pleasant, idyllic movie that never takes itself seriously and moves briskly under Richard Thorpe’s direction. The excellent color photography and the balmy atmosphere of the resort—the luxurious hotels, the beaches and the quaint byways—were positively eye-popping."

Elvis actually filmed his scenes for the 1963 movie on a Hollywood lot and at a California hotel; Despite singing a song in Spanish, Presley was not exactly “El Rey” in Mexico at the time, as far as officials were concerned. After a newspaper columnist revealed in the late '50s that he had called Mexico “a distasteful country” and was accused of making ugly remarks about Mexican women during an interview, anti-Elvis protestors rose up, and his albums were reportedly burned by protestors. But Elvis' rebellious image also fueled rowdy youth, who caused a “riot” at the premiere of King Creole. And his music was a spark that ignited Mexican rock.

"Fun in Acapulco"   Elvis Presley

The book "Refried Elvis: The Rise of the Mexican Counterculture"  claims that quote was fabricated. According to author Eric Zolov, "Herbe Pompeyo of Polygram Records in Mexico City claims that a high-up Mexican political figure wanted to contract Presley for a private party, for which he sent the performer a blank check to fill in as he wished. 

ACAPULCO BAY

Presley, according to the story, returned the blank check, so the politico, extremely offended, invented the storyline about Elvis not liking Mexican women."  More juicy stuff here >>

"Fun in Acapulco"   Elvis Presley & Ursula Andress

 

 

 

La Marina Acapulco 
sponsors the PANAMA POSSE  >>

La Marina Acapulco  sponsors the PANAMA POSSE  >>
La Marina Acapulco sponsors the PANAMA POSSE >>
Historic drawing of Acapulco, MX 
Historic drawing of the bay of Acapulco, MX 

 

 

 

 

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PICTURE OF THE WEEK 

and entry into the UNINVITED VISITORS Contest

 

PICTURE OF THE WEEK  and entry into the UNINVITED VISITORS Contest WHALES 

It’s been about a year now since I left Banderas bay. 
Maybe I’ll head back up that way, lots of things to see!!
Gary and Lisa

PANAMA POSSE ROSA LEE

 

 

 PANAMA POSSE  "PODS"  

  PANAMA POSSE  "PODS"  

 

PANAMA POSSE pods based on your cruising plans
 
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Based on seasonal gathering spots here are the "sub pods" with line calls after the 
main calls starting Mondays in November to save everyone's time
 (great suggestion Eric Sprezzatura)  

 PANAMA POSSE  "PODS"  Details

 

 

 

REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS MONDAYS @15:30 UTC for CARIBBEAN  16:00 UTC for PACIFIC

Weekly Line call

 

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IT WOULD NOT BE A RALLY WITHOUT A CONTEST 

by the end of May 2021 we will announce the winners in these highly competitive fields 
 

BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT 

HIGHEST WIND RECORDED  

BIGGEST MISHAP aka THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD  

MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD 

SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARD

PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR 

PICTURE OF THE YEAR 

GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR

 

 

PANAMA POSSE - ROUTE _ SAIL TO COLOMBIA VIA San Andres, Colombia

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PANAMA POSSE SPONSORS 

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🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico 

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🇪🇨 YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS - SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

🇪🇨 YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS Co.
 

We are happy to sponsor the Panama Posse with  a 15 % discount over services to the Panama Posse

 

Visiting the Galapagos islands in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and you should not miss a single moment because of problems obtaining cruising permits or unexpected boating problems, for that reason we have combined continental-level service and local expertise to deliver everything needed for an enjoyable visit.

Partner with YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS Co. for an unforgettable and stress-free cruise. We provide a full-range of marine services and are accustomed to working with a demanding international clientele and serve sailing vessels and yachts of any size.

 

  • Cruising Permits
  • Fuel Services
  • Concierge Services
  • Fresh Provisions
  • Tour and Excursions

 

CONTACT:

Javier Plúa Rizzo  
YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS Co.  
Office:  +593 – 53 – 014 958
Mobile:  +593 – 987 – 229 577
Email:  javier@yachtagentsgalapagos.com
Web:  www.yachtagentsgalapagos.com 
Address for Mail and Packages: Media Luna Street and La Pinta
Bellavista
Santa Cruz Island
Galapagos 200105
Ecuador

CHECK IN Location:
0°53.9896' S  089° 36.7937' W
Wreck Bay, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, 
SAN CRISTOBAL

GALAPAGOS INFO IN GOOD NAUTICAL

HISTORY:

The Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on the equator in the Pacific Ocean. Located 490 nm due west of continental Ecuador and 800 nm SW from the Panama Canal, the islands are known for their large number of endemic species that were studied by Charles Darwin during the second voyage of HMS Beagle and contributed to the theory of evolution.

The first crude map of the islands was made in 1684 by the buccaneer Ambrose Cowley, who named the individual islands after some of his fellow pirates. These names of the islands were used in the authoritative navigation charts of the islands prepared during the Beagle survey under captain Robert FitzRoy, and in Darwin's popular book The Voyage of the Beagle.

Galápagos Islands original chart by buccaneer Ambrose Cowley

The Galápagos Archipelago is characterized by numerous contemporaneous volcanoes, some with plume magma sources, others from the asthenosphere, possibly due to the young and thin oceanic crust and group consists of 18 main islands, 3 smaller islands, and 107 rocks and islets.

Although the islands are located on the equator, the Humboldt Current brings cold water to them, causing frequent drizzles during most of the year. The weather is periodically influenced by the El Niño events and are characterized by warm sea surface temperatures, a rise in sea level, greater wave action, and a depletion of nutrients in the water.

 

Galapagos Island Names

SEASONS:

During the season known as the garúa (June to November), the temperature is 22 °C (72 °F) and a steady and cold wind blows from south and southeast, frequent drizzles (garúas) last most of the day, and dense fog conceals the islands. During the warm season (December to May), the average sea and air temperature rises to 25 °C (77 °F) but there is no wind at all and sporadic rains and the sun shines.

 

NOTEWORTHY SPECIES:

  1. Galápagos land iguanas
    Galápagos land iguanas, Conolophus spp.
  2. Marine iguana  the only iguana feeding in the sea
    Galápagos land iguanas, Conolophus spp.
  3. Galápagos tortoise  known as galápago in Spanish, it gave the name to the islands
    Galápagos giant tortoise
     
  4. Galápagos green turtle a subspecies of the green turtle
    Galápagos green turtle
     
  5. Galápagos racer,  an endemic species of snake with two subspecies
    Galápagos racer snake
     
  6. Sea cucumbers, the cause of environmental battles with fishermen over quotas 
    Galapagos Sea Cucumber
     
  7. Flightless cormorant, Phalacrocorax harrisi
    Galapagos flightless Cormorant
     
  8. Great frigatebird and magnificent frigatebird
    Galapagos Frigatebird
     
  9. Blue-footed booby very popular among visitors for their large blue feet which they show off in courtship
     Galapagos Blue-footed booby
     
  10. Galápagos penguin the only living tropical penguin
    Galápagos penguin
     
  11. Waved albatross, the only living tropical albatross
    Galapagos waved Albatross
     
  12. Galápagos hawk,  the islands' main scavenger (at the top of the food chain) and "environmental police"
    Galápagos Hawk
     
  13. Four endemic species of Galápagos mockingbirds, the first species Darwin noticed to vary from island to island
    Galápagos Mockingbird
     
  14. Thirteen endemic species of tanagers, popularly called Darwin's finches.
    Among them is the sharp-beaked ground finch  called the "vampire finch" for its blood-sucking habits, and the tool-using woodpecker finch
    Galapagos Vampire finch
     
  15. Galápagos sea lions  closely related to the California sea lion, but smaller
    Galápagos sea lions 
     
  16. Two endemic genera of cacti, each with a single species: Jasminocereus thouarsii, the candelabra cactus, and Brachycereus nesioticus, the lava cactus
    Galapagos endemic genera of Cacti

 

 

 

🇪🇨 YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS Co.


 

 

YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS Co. SERVICES:

We offer the services you need for a stress-free adventure in the protected waters of the Galapagos National Park.

 

  • CRUISING PERMITS

  • DIVE TOURS

  • PRIVATE EXCURSIONS

  • YACHT FUEL & BUNKERING

  • FRESH PROVISIONING

  • CONCIERGE SERVICES

  • LOGISTICS

 

YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS Co. ENTRY PERMIT for SAILBOATS

An entry permit called Autografo is required for every vessel with the intention to visit the Galapagos islands, either the protected areas or the inhabited ports only. Yachts arriving with an Autografo in hand are given up to 30 days with the possibility of a 30-day extension.

 

The process to obtain the entry permit normally takes a while (according to the season), therefore we highly suggest you to start the application at least six weeks in advance.

YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS Co. GENERAL CLEARANCE PROCESS

In the Galapagos islands is mandatory to use an agent in order to arrange all the clearance in & out process and the coordination before arrival, your agent will represent you during the whole stay.

 

As your agents, we will guide you through the procedures, send you the most useful information to be known regarding the requirements and regulations and will act as a go-between you and the local authorities upon your arrival.

 

When you arrive, several officials will board your vessel at the same time, you will request to fill some forms asking for some information about your crew and the vessel, they will also inspect the boat very thoroughly, looking in the bilges, at your security equipment, navigation equipment, etc.

 

MARINAS

Due to the archipelago is a national park, there are no marinas in the Galapagos islands

Javier was raised in Galapagos and has a deep familiarity with the entire archipelago. He studied environmental tourism, is a certified naturalist guide through the Galapagos National Park Service and a licensed Yacht Agent by the Ecuadorian Navy.

After more than 10 years of experience within the yachting industry and working alongside other yacht agents in Galapagos, decided to branch out with the goal of better serving the visitors who flock to the islands from all over the world.

Thanks to his unique skills and vast knowledge has built a stellar reputation in the yachting world and the local community.

Javier leads the team at YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS, the mission of his company is to ensure reliable yacht services, efficiency with all the clearance formalities, permits and smooth entry into the islands.

He also develops customized itineraries and arrange private excursions on land and underwater.

 

YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS Co.
Yacht Agents Galapagos

 

 

YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS Co. REVIEWS

 

We sailed to the Galapagos Islands in September of 2020 and spent nearly 7 weeks exploring this amazing place. Our voyage began with a search of the requirements to enter the islands and we learned we needed to secure an agent. A quick search of online reviews on Google, Noonsite, etc. quickly turned up one name as “the best” and that was Javier.

From our first email, Javier was incredibly responsive, knowledgeable, and helpful. He provided us with the regulations and requirements, tips on the islands and pro-forma to clearly explain costs. We used Javier for every aspect of our trip from the application, details on special requirements due to COVID and every other step of the process. He far exceeded any expectations and made our entry to the Galapagos a simple and enjoyable process.

He and his team on San Cristobal, Isabella, and Santa Cruz where there to assist with all the formalities of port entry/exit, tours, best restaurants and have an incredible abundance of local knowledge. On Javier’s home island of Santa Cruz, he even took our propane tank for us to get refilled and delivered it via water taxi to our boat. If you plan to visit the Galapagos on your own boat, Javier is the agent you should choose. 

Kevin and Carla Nash

Sailing Gargoyle

 

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We have had the pleasure of working with Javier Plúa Rizzo when he was manager in other company as our Agent. Javier has recently branched out to start his own business, Yacht Agents Galapagos Co. We would like to highly recommend Javier and his services.

Javier and his team were nothing short of fabulous. Javier answered questions we had about the entry paperwork and regulations. When we first hired him, he sent to us several documents he had made that explains the rules and regulations in a clear manner. Javier also sent information about each island (i.e.: anchoring, services, attractions). Prior to arrive we notified Javier and his team who then notified the Authorities of our arrival time. Within about two hours of arrival we had all of our inspections completed and we were free to go to shore (this was prior to Covid-19).

During our visit Javier’s team worked with us to obtain fuel which was delivered to our boat on time as promised. We also asked to set up private tours for us on each island with English speaking guides. The tours were tailored to our needs and very informative. Javier is quick to respond to all inquiries and works hard to resolve any questions or issues. He meets each client personally and asks how they can improve their services. We found the islands of Galapagos to be a wonderful, once in a life time adventure that we are so happy we did not pass by. The people of Galapagos are kind and work hard to make visitors feel welcomed. The month there and the memories made will be with us for a lifetime.

We highly recommend Javier at Yacht Agents Galapagos Co. He goes above and beyond to make the Galapagos experience easier and memorable.

Cindy on SV Cream Puff

 


🇲🇽 ISLA ISABELLA

🇲🇽  ISLA ISABELLA

Isla Isabella, Isla Isabel National Park is a national park and protected area located  off the coast of Nayarit .
It was one Jacques Cousteau’s favorite places and that Cousteau himself  made the recommendation to the
Mexican government to designate this island as a National Park.
He spent a great deal of time here and has aired many specials on this fabulous gem.

The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau aired in 1975

 

The park was established in 1980 and is approximately 1.94 square kilometers and offers 2 anchorages to access the park.

Isla Isabel is one of the main nesting islands for seabirds in the Pacific, including large colonies of Magnificent Frigate birds over 11,000 Fregata magnificens , Blue-footed Boobies Sula nebouxii, Brown Boobies Sula leucogaster and Sooty Terns Sterna fuscata. Marine life is rich, with over 24 shark and ray species, three species of sea turtles, the California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus, Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae and Killer Whale Orcinus orca. The island is uninhabited, though there is a seabird reproductive research program run by UNAM and tourists visit to camp, fish and bird watch. After having depleted a huge colony of Sooty Terns, which in 1978 had over 150,000 pairs, cats were finally eradicated from the island in 1995 and the Terns are slowly recovering.

 

ISLA ISABELLA, MX IN GOODNAUTICAL.COM

ISLA ISABELLA, NAYARIT,  MEXICO ANCHORAGES


 

 

 

It is a breeding ground for Frigate Birds

 


CHOCOLATE TOURS IN BOCAS

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"There's probably more history now preserved underwater than in all the museums of the world combined. And there's no law governing that history. It's finders keepers."-  Robert Ballard, Discoverer of the Titanic Wreck

 

THISLDU and SECOND WIND rafted up in Northern Costa Rica

THISLDU and SECOND WIND rafted up in Northern Costa Rica 
 

THISLDU and SECOND WIND rafted up in Northern Costa Rica
  

 

🇵🇦 PUERTO ARMUELLES, PANAMA 

Puerto Armuelles Panama DOck
This port of entry is currently only a port of exit for those who are northbound on the Pacific coast of Panama    

This port of entry is currently only a port of exit for those who are northbound on the Pacific coast of Panama 

PUERTO ARMUELLES, PANAMA in GOOD NAUTICAL

MAMBO # 8 
Great music to listen to on the Panama Posse 

Mambo is a genre of Cuban dance music pioneered by Arcaño y sus Maravillas in the 30s and decades later popularized by Pérez Prado in the big band style. It originated as a syncopated form of the danzón, known as danzón-mambo, Guajeos became the essence of the genre when it was played by big bands which leaned towards swing and jazz. By 1950 mambo had become a "dance craze" in the United States as its associated dance took over the East Coast thanks to Pérez Prado, Tito Puente, Tito Rodríguez and others.  

Great music to listen to on the Panama Posse

Dámaso Pérez Prado  was a Cuban bandleader, pianist, composer and arranger who popularized the mambo in the 1950s.  His big band adaptation of  "Mambo No. 5" earned him the nickname "King of the Mambo".  In 1955, Prado and his orchestra topped the charts in the US and UK. He frequently made brief appearances in films, primarily of the rumberas genre, and his music was featured in films such as La Dolce Vita.

 

He moved to Mexico where the developed this particular genre in multiple forms, including bolero-mambo (with María Luisa Landín), guaracha-mambo (with Benny Moré) and two forms of instrumental mambos he created. Prado moved back to Mexico in the 1970s, where he became a naturalized citizen in 1980. His son, Pérez Jr., continues to direct the Pérez Prado Orchestra in Mexico City to this day. 

Dámaso Pérez Prado was a Cuban bandleader, pianist, composer and arranger who popularized the mambo

FFFUNY !

 

 

REMINDER 
PLEASE USE THE GESTALT THEORY

 absorbing information and sharing information in the Panama Posse has been empowered by this  

 

PLEASE USE THE GESTALT THEORY

Here is a quick tip sheet on how GESTALT THEORY works:
 

Speak from your own experiences rather than giving advice or opinions

Use “I” statements instead of “You” statements - 
IE: We sailed from A tp B and ... this is what happened 
DON'T: "you should sail from A to B and you could do this ... " 

Don'ts speak in generalities, be specific share a relevant past experience

SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES

SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES

 

🇲🇽  ISLA ISABELLA, MX

Isla Isabela is so hard to describe, it’s like going to Jurassic Park. This paradise of volcanic origin is inhabited exclusively by birds and iguanas with no fear of predators. It can only be visited by boat and is now a national park. Its an up close and personal adventure with giant Frigates (wing span is up to 7 feet, they are giants) and blue footed boobies!! The Frigates nest in the trees/bushes and the boobies on the ground. Scott was able to land a fish on the way. Not much protection for anchorage so we had 3 restless sleepless nights but so worth it to see this magnificent island. Scott and Nick dove on the anchorage and lots of colorful fish. We will be posting more video/pictures. This is why we do what we do!! 

Animal Cracker

 

ISLA ISABELLA, MX Frigate Birds Nesting
ISLA ISABELLA, MX Blue Footed Boobies   
ISLA ISABELLA, MX
ISLA ISABELLA, MX
 

 Isla Isabel National Park is a national park about 15 nm off the Mexican Mainnland in Nayarit

 ISLA ISABELLA, MX ANIAM CRACKER

 ISLA ISABELLA, MX IN GOODNAUTICAL.COM

 

 

PICTURES OF THE WEEK

 

🇲🇽 SY Toketee entering Acapulco Bay, MX

SY TOKETEE is part of the Panama Posse

 

 

🇰🇾 GRAND CAYMAN - SEVEN FATHOMS RUM TOUR

GRAND CAYMAN - SEVEN FATHOMS RUM TOUR     

Great visit to the Cayman Distillery yesterday.  Definitely add this to the list when touring around Grand Cayman

GARGOLY IS SENDING Postcards from HELL Cayman Islands

Postcards from "HELL"

GARGOLY IS IN THE PANAMA POSSE

 

 

🇵🇦 Report from Bocas del Toro, Panama

 

Madawaska had so much fun and learned so much at the chocolate farm

Report from Bocas del Toro, Panama

The green-and-black poison dart frog, also known as the green-and-black poison arrow frog and green poison frog, is a brightly colored member of the order Anura native to Central America and northwestern parts of South America. This species has also been introduced to Hawaii.

 video of a Sloth in it's natural environment

Video of a Sloth in it's natural environment
noted for their slowness of movement, they spend most of their lives hanging upside down in the trees of the tropical rain forests of South America and Central America

 Madawaska had so much fun and learned so much at the chocolate farm

 

 

🇵🇦 SY Emmy Kate Panama Canal  

SY Emmy Kate Panama Canal The green-and-black poison dart frog, also known as the green-and-black poison arrow frog and green poison frog
 SY Emmy Kate is part of the Panama Posse 1000 plus bird species in Panama    SY Emmy Kate Panama Canal   
 
 
SY Emmy Kate Panama Canal

1000+  bird species in Panama 

For tropical bird watching a vast amount of  bird biodiversity exists in Panama  with over 1000 bird species identified in the country, which is more than the United States and Canada combined.  

SY Emmy Kate Panama Canal

Toucans are members of the Neotropical near passerine bird family Ramphastidae.

4 Toucans are members of the Neotropical near passerine bird family Ramphastidae.
3 SY Emmy Kate Panama Canal
 SY Emmy Kate is part of the Panama Posse

 

 

Papagayo Winds 

Here is what a typical Papagayo forecast between January and March looks like and below is a report of what can happen - GUST are forecast to 40 knots but they can be 10 knots higher than forecast in the area - one foot on the beach strategy is recommended - the weather seminar video is online under https://panamaposse.com/seminars 

     

 

PAPAGAYO PASSAGE NOTES 

We left from Pier 32 in San Diego on December 19th. Doing a rather quick transit and hoping to be in Fort Lauderdale by the beginning of April. There are 4 of us. My grandfather, his brother, a friend of ours, and I. We are on a 1972 Bristol B40 that I have owned for just over 2 years now

 Please keep in mind that all of us onboard are quite inexperienced. I learned that similar too Tehuantepec, as most know, and I was aware but thought that we may be ok in the time frame we had; but stay close too shore. 

 

As we had left Chiapas, the app for charts that we use stopped working and so we made the choice to stay further off-shore. This was a bad idea. As we battled the steady 35 knot winds for 2.5 days, we were also being pushed even further offshore and catching the winds at a wider spot than if we would have been closer too shore. Once we finally were within 40 miles of the shore, we were trying to beat right into it as steeply as we could to come as far East as the sails would allow. At the time, we were still too far South as well by about 17 miles. In the process of trying to head upwind our jib began too rip. Our Main had ripped a bit the day before so it was down and we were sailing solely off of our 135% genoa with the motor, unnecessarily but possibly gave us piece of mind, as again we are all not experienced sailors. 

 

The other young man on the crew and I had been switching shifts every 1.5 hours for the past 2.5 days becuase the older gentleman on our crew had become quite seasick and were not coming out of the cabin and were not great helmsmen anyways in the conditions we were in. So, Harry and I fought it out for almost 3 days together. When the jib finally gave out completely, we tried fighting our way through with the motor. We were only making about 2 knots and bobbing around as you can imagine, but headed in the right direction none  the less. We had taken so much water on in the past few days that our cockpit had been full very often of water. At some point the water had leaked into both of the diesel tanks.

 It was too much for the water separator too handle and eventually shut down the motor. Our last option was too try and sail her in on the slightly ripped main alone. As most will know (we didn't) in those conditions, we were basically hove-to with just the main. We had a bit of phone service then but were quickly being blown back out to sea. I was in touch with Ernesto telling him the situation and he had eventually sent the Coast Guard out. 

We had called a MAYDAY on the radio while we still had contact and M/Y Maria sent out their 25' jet drive tender too tow us into Flamingo Beach.

 On our way in they asked if we could leave the main up too try and help stabilize the boat. We did so, but when we entered into the bay it began too luff. While it was luffing we read 50 knots on the gauge  Harry and I tried our hardest too pull it down in time but there was no way. It disintegrated into shreds by the time we lowered it and almost took him overboard. Funny enough, during all of this, the person at the helm was hit in the face with a flying fish!! The tender was kind enough too tow us into the beach and made sure we were able too anchor safely in the still high winds that we were facing. Once anchored we spoke with Ernesto and told him that we were aware that Costa Rica makes you check in at a marina but we were not able too get there. 

Dan was not happy and I have nothing against him but he was not helpful and told us when i called him too ask for help when we were in a dire situation, and all that he was worried about was if we had been in touch with Ernesto and if our paperwork was already in order on our way in. 

His words were "just because you're broken down, does not mean that our countries policies have changed." I explained that we had already done what we needed too and that we were expected too arrive on this day, and that we were also not just "broken down" we were in some pretty big trouble at the time. 

After arriving too the beach, Ernesto directed us to get off of the boat and into a hotel for the evening and he was able too send an agent to us to check into Immigration and the Port Captain. Customs was less receptive. Ernesto worked hard to try and get them too come inspect us at the anchorage but they wouldn't. Ernesto also had sent the Coast Guard out too help us in our time of despair. We were able too get a mechanic too look at our boat in Flamingo Beach. His name was Mariscio and his phone number was +50686466628 . He was able too diagnose and get us back and running within the day for around $300. He got us running well enough to get us to our original destination of Marina Papagayo under our own power on a mild day, where customs finally checked us in and gave us our 90 day cruising permit. 

Still have not found much in the way of sails here. I am leaning towards having 2nd hand sails shipped too us from Baconsails.com in Annapolis Maryland. This was our experience and if we can help anyone else in any way too avoid what happened too us we will be happy to do that.
 

 
FREEBOUND IS PART OF THE PANAMA POSSE
Pilot Charts of Nicaragua

Pilot Charts are focused on cruising conditions, there is a diagram for every month of the year for each section. They are on the Panama Posse site under each country example https://panamaposse.com/nicaragua

Every one of these maritime areas have a graph for every month. You can in this way utilize the graph to find out about the breezes and flows in every month.  Example Prevailing conditions in  Colombia - Caribbean in January 

Prevailing Winds in Colombia

 

 

 

🇳🇮 RUM TOUR AT FLOR DE CAÑA NICARAGUA

RUM TOUR AT FLOR DE CAÑA NICARAGUA 
Bodeg 18 RUM TOUR AT FLOR DE CAÑA NICARAGUA SLOW AGED

Lisa sipping the 30 year old barrel aged treasure ! 

Ho'okipa is part of the Panama Posse

 

 

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PICTURE OF THE WEEK 

 

🇵🇦  Sunrise at Isla Perida, Panama. We are on the. way to Golfito, CR

🇬🇹  Bar Crossings into Puesta del Sol, El Salvador
ROSA LEE TOOK PICTURES Bar Crossings into Puesta del Sol, El Salvador  ROSA LEE TOOK PICTURES Bar Crossings into Puesta del Sol, El Salvador  
 
ROSA LEE TOOK PICTURES Bar Crossings into Puesta del Sol, El Salvador
ROSA LEE TOOK PICTURES Bar Crossings into Puesta del Sol, El Salvador
ROSA LEE TOOK PICTURES Bar Crossings into Puesta del Sol, El Salvador

Pairadice, Delta Swizzler and Alamos all easily across the bar it in to Bahia Del Sol.

ROSA LEE TOOK PICTURES Bar Crossings into Puesta del Sol, El Salvador
SEAGLUB 
underway and South Pacific bound part of the "Milk Run"Pod
underway and South Pacific bound part of the "Milk Run"Pod   
SEAGLUB IS PART OF THE PANAMA POSSE
ACRUX 's entry for 
UNINVITED VISITOR 
UNINVITED VISITOR 

Look at that face !
Followed by a special visitor a baby dududududududuu whale-shark 

Followed by a special visitor a baby dududududududuu whale-shark 
SU ACRUX is part of the PANAMA POSSE

 

 

 

SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT 
SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORTSEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORTSEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT
 
 

TO SHIP YOUR VESSEL TO TOP SPOTS AROUND THE WORLD CONTACT

Kris Caren

email: kris@sevenstar-usa.com

web: sevenstar-usa.com

SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT

 

 

 

🇯🇲  MONTEGO BAY YACHT CLUB JAMAICA 

SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE 

MONTEGO BAY YACHT CLUB JAMAICA

 

 

 PANAMA POSSE  "PODS"  

Panam Posse Pods

 

PANAMA POSSE pods based on your cruising plans
 
💰 🍹🌿 ☠️ 🥥☸️ 🦜🌊 🏝️

Based on seasonal gathering spots here are the "sub pods" with line calls after the 
main calls starting Mondays in November to save everyone's time
 (great suggestion Eric Sprezzatura)  

PANAMA POSSE PODS DETAILS

 

 

 

REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS MONDAYS @15:30 UTC for CARIBBEAN  16:00 UTC for PACIFIC

REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS MONDAYS

UPDATES ON QUARANTINE BY COUNTRY >>
 

UPDATES ON QUARANTINE BY COUNTRY

QUARANTINE UPDATES  
 Keep checking this section for most recent updates  ...more >>>

 

 

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See the faces of the 20·20 Panama Posse, SEE WHO IS ON THE ROSTER >>>

181 VESSELS HAVE SIGNED UP ALREADY

 

PANAMA POSSE PARTICIPANT WEBSITES 

MY RED ROVER >> 

Here is the link to Past and Present Participant Websites and Blogs. 
Great experience here ...more >>>
 

MY RED ROVER
MY RED ROVER
MY RED ROVER

 

 

 

 

IT WOULD NOT BE A RALLY WITHOUT A CONTEST 

by the end of May 2021 we will announce the winners in these highly competitive fields 
 

BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT 

HIGHEST WIND RECORDED  

BIGGEST MISHAP aka THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD  

MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD 

SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARD

PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR 

PICTURE OF THE YEAR 

GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR

 

 

CHOCOLATE TOURS IN BOCAS DEL TORO PANAMA 

CHOCOLATE TOURS IN BOCAS
CHOCOLATE TOURS IN BOCAS DEL TORO PANAMA

Green Acres Chocolate tour in Bocas del Toro Panama @ Porras Lagoon.

MADAWASKA is part of the Panama Posse

 

 

 

 

PANAMA POSSE SPONSORS 

🇺🇸 California Yacht Marina, San Diego, Chula Vista - USA

🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico 

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina de la Paz – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina el Cid – Mazatlan – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico Marina

🇲🇽 PANAMA POSSE HQ  – Marina Puerto de La Navidad – Barra de Navidad – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico 

🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, Acapulco – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina Chiapas – Mexico

🇬🇹 Marina Pez Vela – Guatemala 

🇸🇻 Marina Bahia del Sol – El Salvador 

🇸🇻 La Palma Moorings – Bahia del Sol, El Salvador

🇳🇮 Marina Puesta del Sol – Nicaragua 

🇨🇷 Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica

🇨🇷 Marina Pez Vela – Costa Rica 

🇨🇷 Marina Bahia Golfito – Costa Rica 

🇨🇷 Banana Bay Marina – Costa Rica 

🇵🇦 PANAMA POSSE PACIFIC HQ Vista Mar Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 IGY Red Frog Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama 

🇨🇴 ClubNautico Cartagena – Colombia

🇨🇴 Club de Pesca Marina Cartagena – Colombia

🇨🇴 Marina Puerto Velero – Colombia

🇨🇴 IGY Marina Santa Marta – Colombia

🇯🇲 Royal Jamaica Yacht Club – Jamaica

🇯🇲 Errol Flynn Marina – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Montego Bay Yacht Club –Jamaica

🇰🇾 The Barcadere Marina –Cayman Islands

🇭🇳 Barefoot Cay Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Fantasy Island Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Jonesville Point Marina -Roatan – Honduras 

🇬🇹 Marina Nana Juana Resort & Boatyard – Guatemala 

🇧🇿 Thunderbirds Marine – Placencia – Belize

🇲🇽 Marina Makax – Isla Mujeres – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina V&V – Quintana Roo – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina El Cid – Cancún – Riviera Maya – Mexico

🇨🇺 Marina Marlin Nautica Cayo Largo – Cuba

🇺🇸 Marathon Marina, Florida, USA 

 

SERVICE PROVIDERS

 

 

    Centenario & Co.S.A. Eric Galvez – Panama

 

 

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

 

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

Vicente’s Moorings – Acapulco – Mexico

Park Avenue Villas – San Juan del Sur – Nicaragua

Coconutz – Playa Cocos – Costa Rica

Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

 

 

 

 

PLEASE SEND US YOUR UPDATES AND WE'LL INCLUDE YOUR STORIES IN NEXT WEEKS FLEET UPDATE via email to news@panamaposse.com

 

HINATSU at SHELTER BAY

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 YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

 

 

 

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 route of the Panama Posse in Central America - the largest rally

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 MV CrossRoads - SY Liquid - SY Carinthia on the inaugural 17-18 Panama Posse

MV CrossRoads - SY Liquid - SY Carinthia on the inaugural 17-18 Panama Posse 

PANAMA POSSE WE SAIL WHERE THE COCONUTS GROW

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Sumidero Canyon

🇲🇽 SUMIDERO CANYON

🇲🇽  Sumidero Canyon Cañón del Sumidero is a deep natural canyon located just north of the city of Chiapa de Corzo in the state of Chiapas, in southern Mexico. The canyon's creation began around the same time as the Grand Canyon in the U.S. state of Arizona, by a crack in the area's crust and subsequent erosion by the Grijalva River, which still runs through it.

Sumidero Canyon

Sumidero Canyon has vertical walls which reach 3,300 ft with the river turning up to 90 degrees during the 13-kilometre (8.1 mi) length of the narrow passage.

 

Sumidero Canyon

The canyon is surrounded by the Sumidero Canyon National Park, a federally protected natural area of Mexico which extends 53.000 acres.

 

waterfall

At the north end of the canyon is the Chicoasén Dam opened in 1980
and its artificial reservoir, one of several on the Grijalva River, which is important for water storage and the generation of hydroelectric power in the region.

The dam's power plant, officially named for Manuel Moreno Torres, contains 5 x 300 MW, 3 x 310 MW Francis turbine-generators.

Chicoasén Dam

The canyon and national park is the second most important tourist site in Chiapas. The park borders Tuxtla Gutiérrez the regional capital city, which has caused problems with human encroachment and settlement on park land.

LOCATION

 

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