Slow Dancer in the Bahamas

FLEET UPDATE 2021-05-02

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- Hunter S. Thompson 

PANAMA POSSE 20-21 GEAR SHOP 
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T SHIRTS / V- NECK / CAPS AND BURGEES

THE GEAR SHOP IS ONLY OPEN FOR 8 WEEKS 

ACRUX'S ENTRY INTO "DUAL"BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT COMPETITION

ACRUX'S ENTRY INTO biggest fish

ACRUX

 

 

 

🇵🇦 REPORT FROM THE MAGICAL SANTA CATALINA ISLAND PANAMA 

Made a final run into town to provision for this last leg of the trip to Panama City. We have about 3 or 4 days to go and we will be there. Mixed feelings about ending this part of the journey. This leg from El Salvador through Costa Rica and now Panama has been everything I have dreamed about for so many years. This run through the islands has been magnificent and being here in Santa Catalina is icing on the cake. I will certainly return someday. What a great little island paradise this is! 

After returning from getting provisions with Delta Swizzler we decided to have a bonfire on the beach and roast hot dogs for our last night in this anchorage. A full moon, an island beach all to ourselves, bonfire, it is really an emotional overload!!

The beauty that surrounds us here seems almost surreal at times but it’s the relationships with the people we meet that really make things special. Mark and Cindy are great people. I feel that I’ve made friends for life in them. They are generous and caring and I can honestly say could become honorary Texans!! 😂I had to throw that in for Mark, he has almost as twisted a sense of humor as I do!

It will be difficult separating from them as we round Punta Mala in a few days but I know we will be in touch. 

The Chilenos are another story completely. These two I will have to write chapters about someday. These kids are a blessing to me, a true and honest blessing!! Life is good aboard the Rosa-Lee.

   REPORT FROM SANTA CATALINA ISLAND PANAMA      

These guys have been out spear fishing. Had a couple of nice ones but I didn’t see the fish until after I put the camera in the dry bag for the ride back out.

SANTA CATALINA ISLAND PANAMA FISHING VESSELS IN THE ESTUARY

Our taxi awaits,,,, hmmm now where is he????

SANTA CATALINA ISLAND PANAMA Lots of bonfire material.

Lots of bonfire material.

CATALINA ISLAND PANAMA CHILEAN CREW SETTING UP THE BAR

Get this party started!

04 REPORT FROM SANTA CATALINA ISLAND PANAMA Cindy out destroying all records of her previous life

A walk down the beach

CATALINA ISLAND PANAMA A walk down the beach

Cindy out destroying all records of her previous life!!!

 

Great evening! Our own Gilligans Island crew!!

SANTA CATALINA ISLAND PANAMA Making temporary party camp

Making temporary party camp

SANTA CATALINA ISLAND PANAMA Great evening Our own Gilligans Island crew

Bonfire on the beach

 

 

 

🇧🇸 PICTURE OF THE WEEK BAHAMAS 

Picture of the week bahamas      

    

 

bahamas is in good nautical

The famous swimming pigs of The Bahamas are found on Big Major Cay, also known as Pig Beach, in The Exumas.

 The famous swimming pigs of The Bahamas are found on Big Major Cay, also known as Pig Beach, in The Exumas.

Kenneth reflecting on the journey thus-far

Bahamas shades of Blue

   Bahamas shades of Blue

Kenneth reflecting on the journey thus-far 

slowdancer panama posse in jamaica

 

🇵🇦 ISLAS SECAS, PANAMA

ISLAS SECAS, PANAMA 

Anchorage Report from Delta Swizzler at Santa Catalina across from the Islas Secas and near Coiba - only anchor in calm and northerlies here as this is the section for big waves in the winter 

 ISLAS SECAS, PANAMA swell

how big are these waves with southern swells ? this break goes off !!

 

  ISLAS SECAS, PANAMA santa catalina in southern swells

 

Empty and secluded beaches nearby across the beach

Empty and secluded beaches nearby across the beach

Little Surf-town Gathering with Rosa Lee, Pacific Raven and Delta Swizzler

Little Surf-town Gathering with Rosa Lee, Pacific Raven and Delta Swizzler

 

MY DELTA SWIZZLER

 

 

🇵🇦 BOCAS DEL TORO GATHERINGS

BOCAS DEL TORO GATHERINGS

Little gathering of cruisers in Bocas del Toro with Panama Posse ambassadors SY Shearwater 

SHEARWATER

 

 

 

🇵🇦 PANAMA CANAL & REST UP AT MOORINGS IN THE LAS PERLAS, PANAMA 

Orion PANAMA CANAL & REST UP AT MOORINGS IN THE LAS PERLAS, PANAMA 

Patrick and Lisa getting into a new Ocean 

Making new friends along the way 

Making new friends along the way 

 SY NOT ALL THERE at anchor 

SY "NOT ALL THERE" at anchor 

NEXT SAIL TO THE LAS PERLAS 

NEXT SAIL TO THE LAS PERLAS 
there is a 20 foot tidal range in the Las Perlas so anchoring is more challenging than in the Caribbean

 LAS PERLAS ARE IN GOOD NAUTICAL

 

 

 

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🇲🇽  Here are our tentative dates for our seminars in early December 2021 in Barra de Navidad, Mexico 

 Season 2 December 2018 Panama Posse 

    Thursday December 2nd, 2021

    @ 13:00 ROUTE PLANNING & NAVIGATION    

 

    Friday December 3rd, 2021

    @ 13:00 COMMUNICATIONS, WEATHER, SAFETY, MEDICAL AND SELF RESCUE,    

 

    Friday December 3rd, 2021

    @ 17:30 PANAMA POSSE KICK OFF PARTY

 

    Saturday December 4th, 2021

    @ 13:00 SATELLITE CHARTS / OPEN CPN / GOOD NAUTICAL    

 

    Saturday December 4th, 2021

    @ 17:30 PANAMA POSSE OVER THE TOP POT LUCK RED CUP DOCK PARTY

 

    Sunday December 5th, 2021

    @ 10:00 PANAMA POSSE SWAP MEET

 

    Sunday December 5th, 2021

    @ 13:00 PROVISIONING, WHAT TO SEE AND DO, RECAP, Q&A 

 

 

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Kick off party Season 2 December 2018 Panama Posse

Season 2 December 2018 Panama Posse 
 Send Off Party at Marina Puerto de la Navidad, Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

FEATURED VIDEO SY SAN'S ANCHOR CHAIN APP 

Anchor Chain Calculator App 

FEATURED VIDEO 

Anchor Chain Calculator App 

Anchor Chain Calculator App is designed to help you get this assurance. It will help you determine the minimal length of chain that you need to pay out, based on a number of weather conditions and vessel parameters. With this minimal length of chain the anchor only needs to bear the smallest possible load, which maximizes the chances that the anchor will actually hold. And if you cannot pay out that amount of chain, for one reason or another, the App will tell you how much the anchor load increases, and at which angle the chain will pull at the anchor. The larger this angle is, the less the anchor will hold, and so you will want to keep this angle small.

Anchor Chain Calculator App

An important part of your anchor gear is the snubber / bridle, which is essential to absorb swell and often is not recognized for this. I encourage you to play around with this parameter to see what huge benefits good snubbers / bridles have.

 

A sure way to create a long and heated debate is to walk into a bar full of sailors and start a discussion about how to anchor correctly. It seems no topic is discussed more controversially than anchoring! And yet, it would appear so simple – your throw out your hook, make sure the chain and/or rode is long enough, make sure the hook bites, and that’s it. Yet, everybody seems to have their own recipe how to do things correctly when it comes to anchoring.

 

And certainly, if you are alone in a large bay at anchor, you can pay out all the chain you have. Then you may think, oh well, I could not possibly have done more than that.

 

Anchor Chain Calculator App

 

 

 

It starts already here – will it be enough, what you did? Wouldn’t it be great to get a better sense of how your anchor gear will stand up to the weather foretasted for the next night? Do you have any safety margins built in? Is a scope of 5:1 really enough? Or should you go up to 7:1? Or even more? Or should you relocate the vessel to another place? What about snubbers and bridles? Do you need them? Or, perhaps you need to use as little chain as you possibly can, as you are rather close to a friendly neighbor at anchor, or a not-so-friendly corral reef. How much can you reduce the chain length and still be safe?

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🇵🇷 GARGOYLE IS EN ROUTE TO PUERTO RICO 

GARGOYLE IS EN ROUTE 

 

Wait  a  minute  -  the  compass  seems  off  0 the course is SW not SE ?   

GARGOYLES ROUTE

looks like they are heading to Bocas ?

Gargoyle

 

 

PANAMA POSSE GEAR   

PANAMA POSSE GEAR

W E   S A I L   W H E R E  

COCONUTS GROW
JAGUARS ROAM 
VOLCANOES BLOW
MONKEYS HOWL
WHALES SPLASH  
MACAWS SQUAWK 

COCONUTS GROW  

 Coconut tress grow near the shore 

It is one of the most useful trees in the world and is often referred to as the "tree of life". It provides food, fuel, cosmetics, folk medicine and building materials, among many other uses. The inner flesh of the mature seed, as well as the coconut milk extracted from it, form a regular part of the diets of many people in the tropics and subtropics. Coconuts are distinct from other fruits because their inner cavity contains a quantity of clear liquid, called coconut water or coconut juice. 

 Coconut tress grow near the shore

Coconut tress grow near the shore

 Coconut tress grow near the shore    

Coconuts falling from their tree and striking individuals can cause serious injury to the back, neck, shoulders and head, and are occasionally fatal. ... This legend gained momentum after the 2002 work of a noted expert on shark attacks was characterized as saying that falling coconuts kill 150 people each year worldwide. Bah humbug

 The name coconut is derived from the 16th-century

 

The name coconut is derived from the 16th-century Portuguese word coco, meaning 'head' or 'skull' after the three indentations on the coconut shell that resemble facial features Coco and coconut apparently came from 1521 encounters by Portuguese and Spanish explorers with Pacific islanders, with the coconut shell reminding them of a ghost or witch in Portuguese folklore called coco  

 

Mature, ripe coconuts can be eaten or processed for oil and plant milk from the flesh

Mature, ripe coconuts can be eaten or processed for oil and plant milk from the flesh, charcoal from the hard shell, and coir from the fibrous husk. Dried coconut flesh is called copra, and the oil and milk derived from it are commonly used in cooking – frying in particular – as well as in soaps and cosmetics. Sweet coconut sap can be made into drinks or fermented into palm wine or coconut vinegar. The hard shells, fibrous husks and long pinnate leaves can be used as material to make a variety of products for furnishing and decoration. 

 Chronological dispersal of Austronesian peoples across the Indo-Pacific

Chronological dispersal of Austronesian peoples across the Indo-Pacific 

The origin of the coconut is still a hotly debated topic.  It is generally accepted that the coconut originated in India and Sri Lanka and float-distributed itself around the world by riding ocean currents. 

 origin of the coconut is still a hotly debated topic.

 

🦈 CONTEST ENTRY INTO LARGEST FISH CAUGHT 

 

Slow Dancer's Mahi Mahi catch in the Bahamas 

 

CONTEST ENTRY INTO LARGEST FISH CAUGHT 

 

🇲🇽 PACIFIC SUNSETS

 PACIFIC SUNSETS 

another calm day on the Pacific Coast

 

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See the faces of the 20·21 Panama Posse, 
SEE WHO IS ON THE ROSTER >>>

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PROVISIONING REPORT FROM COSTA RICA

PROVISIONING REPORT FROM COSTA RICA

 

Quepos Has the most gorgeous farmers market every Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

 

 

PANAMA POSSE PARTICIPANT WEBSITES 

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

 

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> ONLY A FEW WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER <

on June 4th 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

 

 

 🇵🇦 SHELTER BAY MARINA SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE 

SHELTER BAY MARINA SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

 

Current rates starting at $0.45 for Monohull and $0.58 Multihulls.
BUT ASK FOR THE PANAMA POSSE SPECIAL >>>

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

🇪🇨 YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

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OFFICIAL PANAMA CANAL AGENT

Erik Galvez @ 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

 

 

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MORNINGSTAR MARINAS GOLDEN ISLES ST. SIMONS ISLAND 🇺🇸 GEORGIA, USA

MORNINGSTAR MARINAS   🇺🇸  SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE
GOLDEN ISLES  - ST. SIMONS ISLAND 
31°09.955' N  081°24.92' W

We are please to .sponsor the Panama Posse and offer
10 % discount off our docking rate 
10 cent x gallon discount on fuel 
10 % discount in our store and
10% discount on meals with a Morningstar Marinas Complimentary Gold Card
Courtesy Car is for re-provisioning and local trips/site seeing
Covered observation deck with BBQ Grill

Chris Ferguson GM

Chris Ferguson

MORNINGSTAR MARINAS GOLDEN ISLES

AMENITIES

  • Intracoastal Stopover & Permanent Port
  • Covered Dry Storage
  • Wet Slips with Electric, Water and WiFi
  • Non Ethanol and High Speed Diesel
  • 1,100' Transient Dockage & Courtesy Car for Local Trips
  • On-Site Restaurant, Ship's Store & Pool
  • Full-Service Mechanic On-Site
  • Easy Access to ICW
  • Boat Wash, Wax & Detailing
  • Ships Store
  • Covered observation deck with BBQ Grill.
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Pool & Dining Services

 

DOCK MAP

MORNING STAR MARINAS ST. SIMONS ISLAND 

 

RATES

Morning star marinas Golden Isles St. Simons Island, GA

Contact Info

GM Chris Ferguson

Chris Ferguson

TEL +1 912-421-2501
EMAIL cferguson@morningstarmainras.com
WEB https://www.morningstarmarinas.com/
ADDRESS 206 Marina Dr, St.
Simons Island, GA 31522<

Marina Hours:

  • Dock Office: Mon - Sun: 7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Front Office: Mon - Sun: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Forklift: Mon - Sun: 8:00am - 5:30pm

Located on St. Simons Island, GA we’re right off of ICW Marker 675 with easy access to the ocean.
The Frederica River provides no vertical obstructions and we’re a deep draft marina, making us a welcome stop for yachts and sailboats.

 

MAP


NEARBY:

  • Fort Frederica

  • St. Simons Island

  • Jekyll Island

Marinas at Sunrise

SAFE APPROACH


OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>
Golden Isles St. Simons Island, GA


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Portside Marina 🇺🇸 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

Portside Marina Morehead CITY, NC 🇺🇸 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE
34° 43.1183' N   076°42.34' W
PORTSIDE MARINA

We are please to welcome the Panama Posse to the Portside Marina and to celebrate their journey offer a 15% discount

Lee / Shelby / Tylor

PORTSIDE MARINA

Portside offers over deep water slips for vessels up to 125'feet. Immediate access to the ICW and Atlantic Ocean without height restrictions.
Our full compliment of marine repair, refueling and transient facilities are best in class.

Portside Marina Docks     

SERVICES

  • Water Hookup
  • Fuel Dock / 24hr Availability
  • Electric 30/50/100
  • Diver & Marine Repair
  • Transient Slips
  • Pump-Out
  • Dry Dock
  • Fuel Polishing / Dive Serv.
  • Yacht Brokerage

AMENITIES

  • Eateries within Walking Dist
  • Ice & Potable Water
  • Ship's Store
  • Restrooms
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Shower Facilities
  • Regional Airport Access
  • Cable-TV
  • Wi-Fi / Internet
  • FedEx & UPS

Fort Macon
MUST SEE

  • Fort Macon (don't fire the canons)
  • Nature walk and Wild Horses on Carrot Island  (take dinghy)
  • North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores  (don't feed the fish)
  • Shortway Brewing Company (don't drive back )
  • North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort with Booty and gear from Pirate Blackbeard (as tempting as this sounds don't loot)


CONTACT

209 ARENDELL STREET
MOREHEAD CITY, NC 28557
 VHF CH16
+1 (252)726-7678​
info@portsidemarina.com

Rates x NIGHT

$ 2 x foot
$ 5 /10/25 ( 30/50/100 AMP )

Portside Marina at sunset

SAVE APPROACH Portside Marina

 



 OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>
https://www.portsidemarina.com/

 


FLEET UPDATE 2021-04-24

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"We were born to be free, to expand our horizons by going where we have never gone before, and not to hang out in the relative comfort and safety of the nest, the known. There is a place within us that is courageous beyond our human understanding; it yearns to explore beyond the boundaries of our daily life."
- Dennis Merritt Jones

 

PANAMA POSSE GEAR SHOP IS  OPEN

PANAMA POSS GEAR

ORDER PANAMA POSSE 20-21  GEAR >>

PANAMA POSSE GEAR

T SHIRTS / V- NECK / CAPS AND BURGEES

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THE GEAR SHOP IS ONLY OPEN FOR 8 WEEKS 

PANAMA POSSE GEAR

 

 

 

 

 

COSTA RICA - Pacific BUDDY BOATS DELTA SWIZZLER AND ROSA LEE IN COSTA RICA

waypoints-oldschool

waypoints old school

 Natalia Elizabeth in the hammock

 Natalia Elizabeth in the hammock

 Delta Swizzler Mark and Cindy

Delta Swizzler Mark and Cindy

Delta Swizzler Mark and Cindy

Cristian, Natalia Elizabeth, Gary  and Cindy 

Delta Swizzler Mark and Cindy

Delta Swizzler and Rosa Lee at anchor 

 beach in costa rica

Use backup Chart # C.R. 006, Gulf of Nicoya – COSTA RICA 21544

 Use backup Chart # C.R. 006, Gulf of Nicoya “ COSTA RICA 21544

2 DELTA SWIZZLER

SY rosa lee

PANAMA

PICTURE OF THE WEEK BOCAS DEL TORO 

PICTURE OF THE WEEK BOCAS DEL TORO

SHEARWATER

 

COSTA RICA - Pacific

HO'OKIPA in COSTA RICA

HO'OKIPA in COSTA RICA

Entries into the biggest Fish Caught competition

Entries into the biggest Fish Caught competition

trip to Curu 

Trip to CURU 

Lizards walk on Water 

Lizards walk on Water

Black cashews- not edible for humans but birds love 

Black cashews- not edible for humans but birds love

 

Cotton Tree

Cotton Tree 

Male Howler Monkey has big white balls

Male Howler Monkey has big white balls 

Muscovy Ducks are edible From NY TIMES ..."scatter the celery, onion, carrot, bay leaf, thyme and garlic around the duck..."

Muscovy Duck are edible 

Sailing by Los Suenos a secluded property not too welcoming to Panama Posse participants

Sailing by Los Suenos a secluded property not too welcoming to Panama Posse participants

 

Lucky Chucky and Lisa fro Ho'okipa

 

 

 

 

MEXICO - Pacific

MARINA CHIAPAS HAD THE LAST BURGEE !!!

 

Elaine from SY NAUPLIOS  snagged one of the last Panama Posse Burgees from Marina Chiapas MX- MORE AVAILABLE after JUNE 4th in the GEAR SHOP >>> 

SY NAUPLIOS Sails in the Central American Rally Panama Posse

 

SY "NOT ALL THERE" WITH  A RARE PANAMA POSSE TAG !

 

 

NOT ALL THERE SAILS IN THE PANAMA POSSE

 

 

 

PANAMA

SAVE THE DATE Friday June 4th, 2021SEASON FINALE  18:00 PANAMA TIME PANAMA POSSE YACHT FEST CELEBRATION " 

SAVE THE DATE

OFFICIAL AWARD CEREMONY MUSIC, FUN, STORIES & MORE

@ VISTA MAR MARINA, PANAMA   

 WITH VESSELS ZOOM PARTICIPATION  FROM ALL OVER

PLEASE ADD THIS TO YOUR CALENDAR 

 

 

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With only 5 weeks to go - renew NOW and sign up for the next 21-22 season simply reply with the words "sign me up again". 27 vessels are signed up already and benefit from the early bird discount.

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MEXICO - Pacific

Here are our tentative dates for our seminars in early December 2021 in Barra de Navidad, Mexico 

 

    Thursday December 2nd, 2021

    @ 13:00 ROUTE PLANNING & NAVIGATION    

 

    Friday December 3rd, 2021

    @ 13:00 COMMUNICATIONS, WEATHER, SAFETY, MEDICAL AND SELF RESCUE,    

 

    Friday December 3rd, 2021

    @ 17:30 PANAMA POSSE KICK OFF PARTY

 

    Saturday December 4th, 2021

    @ 13:00 SATELLITE CHARTS / OPEN CPN / GOOD NAUTICAL    

 

    Saturday December 4th, 2021

    @ 17:30 PANAMA POSSE OVER THE TOP POT LUCK RED CUP DOCK PARTY

 

    Sunday December 5th, 2021

    @ 10:00 PANAMA POSSE SWAP MEET

 

    Sunday December 5th, 2021

    @ 13:00 PROVISIONING, WHAT TO SEE AND DO, RECAP, Q&A 

 

 

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Impromptu Panama Posse party  at Coconutz Panama Posse Season 1 2017-2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEXICO - Pacific

CONTEXT @ MARINA EL CID MAZATLAN, MX

CONTEXT @ MARINA EL CID MAZATLAN, MX 

 The Pool at Marina el Cid Mazatlan, MX

The Pool at Marina el Cid Mazatlan, MX

CONTEXT IN THE SLIP

MARINA EL CID SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

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MEXICO - Pacific

MEANWHILE UP IN THE SEA OF CORTEZ, MX SHAAARKS

 

Maison de Sante is diving with sharks 

Maison de Sante is diving with sharks 

Maison de Sante is diving with sharks 

Umbrella in the sun with Jack frolicking about

SY maison de sante

 

 

PANAMA POSSE GEAR   

PANAMA POSSE GEAR BACK OF TSHIRT

W E   S A I L   W H E R E  

COCONUTS GROWJAGUARS ROAM VOLCANOES BLOWMONKEYS HOWLWHALES SPLASH  MACAWS SQUAWK 

JAGUARS SWIM ! 

JAGUARS SWIM ! 

Jaguar. The jaguar (Panthera onca) is a large member of the cat family native to South and Central America. ... The jaguar's habitat ranges from the rain forests of South and Central America to more open country in Mexico, but they are rarely seen in mountainous regions including in Costa Rica. They can grow up to 2 m. They are very rare in Costa Rica and their numbers continue to decline drastically. 

The jaguar has featured prominently in the mythology of numerous indigenous peoples of the Americas, including those of the Maya and Aztec civilizations. 

It is threatened by habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, poaching for trade with its body parts and killings in human–wildlife conflict situations, particularly with ranchers.Priority areas for jaguar conservation comprise 51 Jaguar Conservation Units (JCUs), defined as large areas inhabited by at least 50 breeding jaguars. 

 

JAGUAR HABITAT

It inhabits a variety of forested and open terrains, but its preferred habitat is tropical and subtropical moist broad-leaf forest, wetlands and wooded regions. The jaguar is adept at swimming and is largely a solitary, opportunistic, stalk-and-ambush apex predator that is not preyed upon. As a keystone species, it plays an important role in stabilizing ecosystems and regulating prey populations. 

The jaguar is a compact and well-muscled animal. It is the largest cat native to the Americas and the third largest in the world, exceeded in size only by the tiger and the lion.Jaguars have the most powerful jaws of all the big cats

 Panthera's Jaguar Corridor Initiati

 

SYSTEMA NATURAE

Panther's Jaguar Corridor Initiative aims to connect 90 distinct jaguar populations across the Americas. It stems from an unexpected discovery. For 60 years, biologists had thought there were eight distinct subspecies of jaguar, including the Peruvian jaguar, Central American jaguar and Goldman’s jaguar. But when the Laboratory of Genomic Diversity in Frederick, Maryland, part of the National Institutes of Health, analyzed jaguar DNA from blood and tissue samples collected throughout the Americas, researchers determined that no jaguar group had split off into a true subspecies. From Mexico’s deserts to the dry Pampas of northern Argentina, jaguars had been breeding with each other, wandering great distances to do so, even swimming across the Panama Canal.  https://www.panthera.org/initiative/jaguar-corridor-initiative >>>

Melanistic jaguars are informally known as black panthers

Melanistic jaguars are informally known as black panthers. The black morph is less common than the spotted one. Black jaguars have been documented in Central America and the above image is from Panama.  Best estimates indicate only 600 black jaguars exist in the wild today

 

 

CONTEST ENTRY INTO LARGEST FISH CAUGHT 

CONTEST ENTRY INTO LARGEST FISH CAUGHT 

Michael's catch en route to Turks and Caicos 

 

 

SY ORION IN BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA

SY ORION IN BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA

SLOTH SY ORION IN BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA

Only 20 nm from Bocas del Toro Isla Escudo de Vergaras

BOCAS DEL TORO ANCHORAGES ARE IN GOODNAUTICAL

SUNSET SY ORION IN BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA

RED FROGS BOCAS DEL TORO ANCHORAGES ARE IN GOODNAUTICAL

live coral

underwater snail BOCAS DEL TORO ANCHORAGES ARE IN GOODNAUTICAL

Near Bocas del tor en route to the Panama Canal is Isla de Veraguas from last week.
A lovely place to hang out . In settled water.

BOCAS DEL TORO ANCHORAGES ARE IN GOODNAUTICAL

Only 20 nm from Bocas del Toro Isla Escudo de Vergaras

Only 20 nm from Bocas del Toro Isla Escudo de Vergaras

  Near Bocas del tor en route to the Panama Canal is Isla de Veraguas from last week.  

 

 

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SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARD 20 DAYS TO THE MARQUESAS 

8 SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARD 20 DAYS TO THE MARQUESAS 

SEAGLUB EN ROUTE

 
CONGRATULATIONS WELCOME TO THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE !!!

CONGRATULATIONS WELCOME TO THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE !!!

Seaglub's  3,000 nm, 20 day  track across the Pacific >>

eaglub's 3,000 nm, 20 day track a

 

See the faces of the 20·21 Panama Posse, SEE WHO IS ON THE ROSTER >>>

Heads of the panama posse

PANAMA POSSE PARTICIPANT WEBSITES 

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FOOTLOOSE 

FOOTLOOSE 2

 

ONLY 5 WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER 

IT WOULD NOT BE A RALLY WITHOUT A CONTEST 

on June 4th 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

 

 

The Royal Jamaica Yacht Club sponsors the Panama Posse

The Royal Jamaica Yacht Club sponsors the 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
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· 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 Cancun Riviera Maya Mexico
· Marina Marlin Nautica Cayo Largo Cuba
· Marathon Marina, Florida, USA 

 

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OFFICIAL PANAMA CANAL AGENT

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STRATEGIC PARTNERS 

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“Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” –Bob Goff

 

 

🇲🇽 MEANWHILE IN THE SEA OF CORTEZ, MX

 🇲🇽 MEANWHILE IN THE SEA OF CORTEZ, MX

Nicole, Keenan and Jack in the Sea of Cortez part of the new pod called the  
🌵 "Cactus Posse"  aka those of us who roam La Paz / Mazatlan and the Sea of Cortez 
 

SY maison de sante

Marina de la Paz in the sea of Cortez sponsors the Panama Posse >>

Marina de la Paz in the sea of Cortez sponsors the Panama Posse

 

 

 

Use backup Chart 21008

Use backup Chart # 21008 Golfo de California Northern Part / Mexico 

 

 

🇲🇽 Baja Fog at anchor "in the Sea"

Baja Fog at anchor

Baja Fog at anchor

Baja Fog at anchor

Baja Fog at anchor

SY Baja Fog

 

 

 

 

 

 

🇲🇽 The Sea of Cortez is in Good Nautical 

The Sea of Cortez is in Good Nautical

 

 

 

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To renew and sign up for the next 21-22 season simply reply with the words "sign me up again". 16 vessels are signed up already and benefit form the early bird discount.

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🇨🇴 LOST CITY, COLOMBIA (CIUDAD PERDIDA)

OST CITY, COLOMBIA (CIUDAD PERDIDA)

Hidden deep in the jungle of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains in Colombia sits Ciudad Perdida, the "Lost City." Built by the Tairona people more than 1,000 years ago, the archaeological site only became an attraction after it was uncovered in the 1970s.

Los Sepúlveda was a small family of looters in Colombia; their story leads to the beginning of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in modern times. The family went hunting in the forests of Colombia when they shot down a wild turkey. Upon retrieving the turkey, they noticed it had fallen on a piece of an exposed staircase. This staircase would lead them to find La Ciudad Perdida. For years after its discovery by the looters, “Treasures from the site, including gold figures and ceramics, soon began to appear on the black market”.

Although La Ciudad Perdida is one of the most impressive sites, it's not alone, only about 30-40% of the sites in the Sierra Nevada region have actually been explored. Thanks to recent widespread lidar access, more and more of these sites are being discovered, and the search for new lost cities has just begun

 

 

Ciudad Perdida consists of a series of 169 terraces carved

Ciudad Perdida consists of a series of 169 terraces carved into the mountainside, a net of tiled roads and several small circular plazas.
 

Ciudad Perdida was probably the region's political and manufacturing center on the Buritaca River and may have housed 2,000–8,000 people.

Named Teyuna by the Tairona but dubbed Ciudad Perdida upon rediscovery, the ancient wonder is perched on hillsides and tucked into a dense rainforest.

Named Teyuna by the Tairona but dubbed Ciudad Perdida

Dressed in all white, a color the Wiwa revere as holy.

The Wiwa people are descendants of the Tairona who have been left undisturbed for centuries. They have a deep spiritual connection with the land - have stated that they visited the site regularly before it was widely reported, but had kept quiet about it. They call the city Teyuna and believe it was the heart of a network of villages inhabited by their forebears, the Tairona

 

Named Teyuna by the Tairona but dubbed Ciudad Perdida

The importance of the Poporo (Danburro)

 

When the coca leaf is chewed by itself, however, not all of its ingredients are released. The adults, therefore, always carry another very important and sacred object: the Poporo (also called a Danburro)

oporo (also called a Danburro)

This device made from a gourd that holds powdered lime from seashells, which when mixed with the coca leaves creates a mild stimulant effect.

In the Wiwa community, a boy receives his poporo as a rite of passage into manhood.

 

 

1,200 stone steps built by the Tairona.

 1,200 stone steps built by the Tairona. 

Map of the multiday day trek to Ciudad Perdida

Map of the multiday day trek to Ciudad Perdida, Colombia

Juan from SY Ay Caramaba

 Juan from SY Ay Caramaba ! PP2019-2020  in the – Lost City / Ciudad Perdida 

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W E   S A I L   W H E R E  

COCONUTS GROW
JAGUARS ROAM 
VOLCANOES BLOW
MONKEYS HOWL
WHALES SPLASH  

MACAWS SQUAWK ! 

MACAWS SQUAWK

Macaws are king-sized members of the parrot family. Their large, strong, curved beaks are designed to crush nuts and seeds. Their strong, agile toes are used like hands to grasp things. Loud, screeching and squawking voices help make their presence known in dense rainforests. 

Macaws usually live in pairs, and after the nesting season, in family groups. When adult macaws choose mates, they usually stay together until one of them dies. This close relationship is called a pair bond. The pair reinforces its bond by preening each other's feathers, sharing food, and roosting together.

 

Macaws are king-sized members of the parrot family

Macaws are intelligent and curious birds that like to explore and keep busy. They are very aware of their surroundings, which is necessary to keep watch for predators.  Macaws have been known to use items as tools, and they like to play with interesting objects they find. They exam the objects from different angles, moving them with their feet, testing them with their tongue, and tossing them around.  Most macaws like to take baths, and they play in the water as they splash around.

 

 

CONTEST ENTRY INTO HIGHEST WIND SPEED RECORDED 

CONTEST ENTRY INTO HIGHEST WIND SPEED RECORDED

squalls

MY DELTA SWIZZLER

 

 

 

🇵🇦 QUICK TIP ON MAKING CALLS IN PANAMA WHATSAPP RULES !

 

Info for everyone coming to or in Panama. If you are calling a business or person in Panama, you will sometimes see a 7 digit number but more often than not you will be calling an 8 digit number. Not to worry. As it was explained to me, usally the 7 digit number is a land line, and the 8 digit number is a cell phone. So if you see a listed number that is only 7 digits in Panama not to worry, its not a mistake.

 

May i add: ( of course ! Outventure) 

..And mobile numbers start with a 6. 

Therefore you also can only whatsapp with numbers starting with a 6. 

Whatsapp is very much preferred here also for businesses; in contrast to email to which you usually never get any response.

 

WHATSAPP RULES

 

 

 

FIRST PANAMA POSSE VESSEL ENTERING CUBAN WATERS 

Madawaska's entry into the Speed Gonzalez Award 

FIRST PANAMA POSSE VESSEL

We’ll share what we have learned and our experience here, for those interested in coming to Cuba. We left the San Blas after a cold front in the Gulf of Mexico and northern Caribbean Sea had dissipated. This was the window we were looking for. We had 2 days of “upwind” sailing. (We are a catamaran, so 60 degrees) - after that it was a sleigh ride all the way. 740nm and didn’t turn the engine on once. Averaged 7knots, top speed 13knots. 

We arrived in Cayo Largo at sunset and dropped the hook in the outside anchorage for the night. In the morning we proceeded to the marina, where the most amazing manager Pierri greeted us.

We had already emailed him prior to our arrival. Always best to do so.

We arrived with a negative covid test from Panama, Bocas. We had a test here upon arrival - at a cost of $30.00 pp. 

within 1 hour the negative result allowed for check in procedures to begin.

The official arrived with The manager in attendance to assist with translation.

We got our clearance, visas and the next day our cruising permit.

All went very smoothly.

There Are No, and I mean NO provisions available. Well except rum and wine.

The country is truly in dire straits. 

Covid numbers in Havana are very high- and the country is pretty much locked down. Nothing is open. 

Here on Cayo Largo all the hotels are, restaurants and closed, and have been for over a year. . One tiki bar is open for the workers on the island.

Other cruisers told us Cienfuegos is equally as desolate. Nothing on the shelves in the shops.

No eggs, no meat, no veggies.

I can’t emphasize this enough.

American dollars are still the preferred currency for tips. Don’t believe anything that tells you otherwise.

Many of the places one would cruise to in the south shore are closed to tourists and cruisers, such as Isla de Juventud.

Finally cell service is quite expensive here. 

We will monitor this chat line for any questions. 

We’re off to explore some of the uninhabited cays and anchorages that are on route to Marina Hemingway.

Happy sailing everyone.

 

LAND HO CUBA ! 

LAND HO CUBA

PICTURE OF THE WEEK 

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

 

 

🇨🇺 CUBAN ANCHORAGES ARE IN GOODNAUTICAL

CUBAN ANCHORAGES ARE IN GOODNAUTICAL

 

 

 

ENTRY INTO BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT COMPETITION 

ENTRY INTO BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT COMPETITION

Hello!

Here’s my entry in the big fish contest. Sorry for the crappy pics but the sailfish does jump in the video. Five plus feet, got to the boat and successfully released. Caught about 75 miles off of Mazatlan enroute from Puerto Escondido to Isla Isabel. Wasn’t willing to inflict more trauma for a better photo. All other pictures, wildlife and stone bridge, are from Isla Isabel.  Dave O’Donahoe, Navigator

ENTRY INTO BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT COMPETITION

DAVE navigator

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🇨🇺 SQUALL ZONE COSTA RICA

SQUALL ZONE COSTA RICA

Punta Guiones, Costa Rica a storm is brewing

HO'OKIPA

 

 

🇨🇷  FURTHER SOUTH ALONG THE COAST OF COSTA RICA

Further down the coast in Costa Rica Rosa Lee and Delta Swizzler

FURTHER SOUTH ALONG THE COAST OF COSTA RICA

Looks like Cindy on Delta Swizzler and a pod of dolphins

Looks like Cindy on Delta Swizzler and a pod of dolphins

SY rosa lee

PANAMA POSSE 

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If you would like to receive CREW resumes please notify the Panama Posse via email and we will forward you any and all CREW seeking vessel information >>

YOUR  CREW LOGISTICS MAP 
WITH AIRPORTS – CODES AND MARINAS ALONG THE PANAMA POSSE ROUTE TO MAKE CREW LOGISTICS EASIER >>

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

LINE

LINE TIP:

Please drop your location pins and take pictures of the anchorages and places you visit  

 

 

 

See the faces of the 20·21 Panama Posse, 
SEE WHO IS ON THE ROSTER >>>

The faces of the 20-21 panama posse

PANAMA POSSE PARTICIPANT WEBSITES 

SY  NAKAMAL  >> 

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

Nakamal PANAMA POSSE PARTICIPANT WEBSITES 

Nakamal PANAMA POSSE PARTICIPANT WEBSITES

Nakamal

 

 

 

ONLY 6 WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER 

IT WOULD NOT BE A RALLY WITHOUT A CONTEST 

on June 4th 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 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

 

SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

 

OFFICIAL PANAMA CANAL AGENT

Erik Galvez @ 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

 

 

 

 

WE OPERATE UNDER INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW

YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ciudad peredia lost city

🇨🇴 LOST CITY CIUDAD PERDIDA

🇨🇴 LOST CITY, COLOMBIA (CIUDAD PERDIDA)

OST CITY, COLOMBIA (CIUDAD PERDIDA)

Hidden deep in the jungle of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains in Colombia sits Ciudad Perdida, the "Lost City." Built by the Tairona people more than 1,000 years ago, the archaeological site only became an attraction after it was uncovered in the 1970s.

Los Sepúlveda was a small family of looters in Colombia; their story leads to the beginning of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in modern times. The family went hunting in the forests of Colombia when they shot down a wild turkey. Upon retrieving the turkey, they noticed it had fallen on a piece of an exposed staircase. This staircase would lead them to find La Ciudad Perdida. For years after its discovery by the looters, “Treasures from the site, including gold figures and ceramics, soon began to appear on the black market”.

Although La Ciudad Perdida is one of the most impressive sites, it's not alone, only about 30-40% of the sites in the Sierra Nevada region have actually been explored. Thanks to recent widespread lidar access, more and more of these sites are being discovered, and the search for new lost cities has just begun

 

 

Ciudad Perdida consists of a series of 169 terraces carved

Ciudad Perdida consists of a series of 169 terraces carved into the mountainside, a net of tiled roads and several small circular plazas.
 

Ciudad Perdida was probably the region's political and manufacturing center on the Buritaca River and may have housed 2,000–8,000 people.

Named Teyuna by the Tairona but dubbed Ciudad Perdida upon rediscovery, the ancient wonder is perched on hillsides and tucked into a dense rainforest.

Named Teyuna by the Tairona but dubbed Ciudad Perdida

Dressed in all white, a color the Wiwa revere as holy.

The Wiwa people are descendants of the Tairona who have been left undisturbed for centuries. They have a deep spiritual connection with the land - have stated that they visited the site regularly before it was widely reported, but had kept quiet about it. They call the city Teyuna and believe it was the heart of a network of villages inhabited by their forebears, the Tairona

 

Named Teyuna by the Tairona but dubbed Ciudad Perdida

The importance of the Poporo (Danburro)

 

When the coca leaf is chewed by itself, however, not all of its ingredients are released. The adults, therefore, always carry another very important and sacred object: the Poporo (also called a Danburro)

oporo (also called a Danburro)

This device made from a gourd that holds powdered lime from seashells, which when mixed with the coca leaves creates a mild stimulant effect.

In the Wiwa community, a boy receives his poporo as a rite of passage into manhood.

 

 

1,200 stone steps built by the Tairona.

 1,200 stone steps built by the Tairona. 

Map of the multiday day trek to Ciudad Perdida

Map of the multiday day trek to Ciudad Perdida, Colombia

Juan from SY Ay Caramaba

 Juan from SY Ay Caramaba ! PP2019-2020  in the – Lost City / Ciudad Perdida 

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Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena

Fortifications of Cartagena 🇨🇴 COLOMBIA

🇨🇴  Castillo San Felipe de Barajas & Fortifications of Cartagena,  Colombia

San Felipe de Barajas Castle

The Castillo San Felipe de Barajas  is the largest fortification and the crowning glory of the Spanish Empire’s defensive network  in the city of Cartagena Colombia. The castle is located on the Hill of San Lázaro in a strategic location, dominating approaches to the city by land or sea. It was built by the Spanish starting in 1536 during the colonial era.
San Felipe de Barajas Castle
It was originally known as the Castillo de San Lázaro, It was expanded in 1657.

 San Felipe de Barajas Castle
The fortification consists of a series of walls, wide at the base and narrow toward the parapet, forming a formidable pattern of bunkers. The batteries and parapets protect one another, so making it practically impossible to take a battery without taking the whole defense system.
The castle is striking for its grand entrance and its complex maze of tunnels.
San Felipe de Barajas Castle
It is organized into 8 fortifications to defensively to protect against pirate and foreign power attacks.

Key features include the triangular Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, surrounded by these batteries
de Santa Barbara,
de San Carlos y Los Apostles,
Del Hornabeque
de la Cruz
de la Redencion 
de San Lazaro

Joining the Media Luna causeway was a caponniere.

San Felipe de Barajas Castle San Felipe de Barajas Castle San Felipe de Barajas Castle San Felipe de Barajas Castle San Felipe de Barajas Castle

It is the most formidable defensive complex of Spanish military architecture. It is 41 meters (135 ft.) above sea level

San Felipe de Barajas Castle
The San Lazaro battery's terreplein included aljibes, while channels and breakwaters dealt with rainwater. The main underground gallery runs along the perimeter of the complex at sea level. Chambers within it could be exploded preventing the advance of overhead attackers.[4]

Starting out with just eight cannons, and a small garrison of 20 soldiers and four gunners, the castle was continuously expanded. It was given further repairs and improvements is it was often in need of repairs due to the unfortunate habit Cartagena had for attracting pirate raids.

San Felipe de Barajas Castle

The castle first fell to an assault in 1697 by the French privateer Sir Bernard Desjean, Barón de Pointis and Jean Baptiste Ducasse, during the War of the Grand Alliance, a nine-year conflict fought between Louis XIV of France and a European coalition which included the Spanish Empire. Sotomayor’s subsequent repairs included strengthening the defensive capabilities of the fortress, with the addition of extra fortifications and gun turrets. 
San Felipe de Barajas Castle

Carategena

 

 


Site Museum Farm 6

Diquís Delta Precolumbian Chiefdom settlements 🇨🇷 COSTA RICA

Diquís Delta Precolumbian Chiefdom settlements 🇨🇷 COSTA RICA

Located in the Diquís Delta in southern Costa Rica these Chiefdom settlements  illustrate a collection of unique stone spheres  of the Precolumbian period. The four sites represent different settlement structures of chiefdom societies (500-1500 CE) containing artificial mounds, paved areas and burial sites. Diquís stone spheres, which are rare in their perfection of large-sized (up to 2.57m diameter) spherical structures .

Diquís Delta

Stone Spheres of the Diquís illustrate the physical evidence of the complex political, social and productive structures of the Precolumbian hierarchical societies. The chiefdoms which inhabited the Diquís Delta created hierarchical settlements expressing the division of different levels of power centers, 

Archaeological Investigations in Sites with Stone Spheres, Delta del Diquís"

The four property components contribute specific elements which allow for the understanding of the chiefdom settlement structures. Finca 6 is the only site retaining stone spheres in linear arrangements, Batambal is the only chiefdom settlement visible from a far distance, El Silencio contains the largest single stone sphere ever found, and Grijalba-2 site is unique for its use of limestone and its distinctive characteristics as a subordinate centre, as opposed to the Finca 6 site, which was likely a principal center.

 

Archaeological sites with sets of stone spheres have been affected for decades and individual spheres have been removed, altered or destroyed causing a great loss of the Costa Rican cultural heritage. For many years, archaeological investigations were scarce, but since the early 1990s, investigations began to progressively fill information gaps.

Diquis Stone Spheres

They appear to have been made by hammering natural boulders with other rocks, then polishing with sand. The degree of finishing and precision of working varies considerably. The gabbro came from sites in the hills, several kilometers away from where the finished spheres are found, though some unfinished spheres remain in the hills. They are used for decoration.

Since 2005, the National Museum of Costa Rica has developed the project "Archaeological Investigations in Sites with Stone Spheres, Delta del Diquís" aimed at studying the pre-Columbian occupation of the delta, focusing particularly on archaeological sites with the presence of stone spheres. At the same time trying to contribute to the discussion of various issues of regional relevance such as the emergence of rank societies and their particularities, in light of local developments proposed from the genetics and linguistics of current indigenous groups.

Diquís Delta

The regional and medium-term focus of this study has allowed a growing accumulation of information on different periods of occupation and establish the great potential of knowledge despite decades of agricultural work. The activities have combined inspection, evaluation and partial excavation of various settlements.

Diquis Stones COsta Rica

The spheres were discovered in the 1930s as the United Fruit Company was clearing the jungle for banana plantations.[4] Workmen pushed them aside with bulldozers and heavy equipment, damaging some spheres. Additionally, inspired by stories of hidden gold, workmen began to drill holes into the spheres and blow them open with sticks of dynamite. Several of the spheres were destroyed before authorities intervened. Some of the dynamited spheres have been reassembled and are currently on display at the National Museum of Costa Rica in San José. The collection at the National Museum of Costa Rica is made up of six of the spheres.  A lot of the spheres also ended up as lawn decorations for many Tico citizens

Precolumbian Chiefdom Settlements with  of the Diquís Stone Spheres  VIA YACHT MAP

All the information also served as the basis for the documentation of the candidacy file of the Finca 6, Batambal, Grijalba-2 and El Silencio sites as world heritage sites before UNESCO, which focused on their relevance as representatives of pre-Columbian chiefdom settlements with spheres stone from the Diquís and in general from the societies that occupied the tropical forest areas of southern Central America. The candidacy was approved in June 2014 and now, together with research at the regional level, work is being done on the conservation and management of these sites.

Diquis stone spheres

 

 

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TIKAL

TIKAL

TIKAL

Tikal at Sunrise

Tikal is the ruin of an ancient city which is located submerged in the northern rainforests in the = Petén Basin in Guatemala. It is one of the largest archeological sites and urban centers of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Tikal was the capital of a conquest state that became one of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Maya. monumental Architecture at the site dates back as far as the 400 BC, Tikal's. Between 00 to 900 the city dominated much of the Maya region politically, economically, and militaril and traded throughout Mesoamerica as far north as Teotihuacan in current day Mexico.

Tikal Park Map

 

6.2 sq mi of this city has been mapped.

Map of ancient TIKAL

The topography of the site consists of a series of parallel limestone ridges rising above swampy lowlands. The major architecture of the site is clustered upon areas of higher ground and linked by raised causeways spanning the swamps.

Lidar has been used to analyze the entire area

Several Structures are underneath

 


The city itself was located among abundant fertile upland soils, and may have dominated a natural east–west trade route across the Yucatan Peninsula. Conspicuous trees at the Tikal park include gigantic kapok the sacred tree of the Maya; tropical cedar , and Honduras mahogany.

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Tikal was abandoned by the 10th century.

lintel Tikal

Tikal Temple I is the designation given to one of the major structures at Tikal

Tikal's Tempels

The closest large modern settlements are Flores and Santa Elena 40 mi by road to the southwest. Tikal is 303 kilometers ~ 190 mi north of Guatemala City.


Casco Viejo

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 Gargoyle anchored in 9' off Six Hill Cay, Turks and Caicos

Gargoyle anchored in 9' off Six Hill Cay, Turks and Caicos

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🇵🇦 CASCO VIEJO, PANAMA

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The quaint and historic streets in Casco Viejo 

The quaint and historic streets in Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo (Old Quarter), also known as Casco Antiguo or San Felipe, is the historic district of Panama City. Completed and settled in 1673, it was built following the near-total destruction of the original Panamá city by Governor Juan Perez de Guzman who had it set on fire, before the attack and looting by the pirate and fellow seafarer Henry Morgan.

Plaza de la Independencia and Catedral Metropolitana

Plaza de la Independencia  and Catedral Metropolitana 

Museo del Canal panama

Museo del Canal and the gentrification of Casco Viejo read more about it here 

http://salttrails.com/the-gentrification-of-casco-viejo-panama/

Old map of Casco Viejo

Old map of Casco Viejo

Convento Arco Chato Casco Viejo Panama

Convento Arco Chato Casco Viejo Panama

American Trade Boutique Hotel

American Trade Boutique Hotel

American Trade Boutique Hotel

Lounge and Reception at American Trade Hotel

Restaurant Fonda lo Que Hay

Restaurant  Fonda lo Que Hay

Another happy customer at Tio Navaja Restaurant

Another happy customer at Tio Navaja Restaurant

Tio Navaja Restaurant

And of course every good city has a roof top scene ( pre / post COVID ) 

Roof top scene in Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo  Panama was designated a World Heritage Site in 1997

Casco Viejo Panama was designated a World Heritage Site in 1997

 

 

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The pacific posse route

Steve and Chelsea are off across the Pacific to Hawai'i

Steve and Chelsea are off across the Pacific to Hawai'i Volare is there to send them off

weather and trakcing with predict wind

 

Steve  and  Chelsea  adding to their longitudes - track their progress here >>>

Steve and Chelsea are off across the Pacific to Hawai'iSteve and Chelsea are off across the Pacific to Hawai'i

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🇲🇽 ADMIRAL, THERE BE WHALES IN BANDERAS BAY,  MX

ADMIRAL, THERE BE WHALES IN BANDERAS BAY, MX

 

 

🇲🇽 Meanwhile on Isla Islabella, MX there be BIRDS

Meanwhile on Isla Islabella, MX there be BIRDS

Meanwhile on Isla Islabella, MX there be BIRDS

Meanwhile on Isla Islabella, MX there be BIRDS

Isla Isabella is a magnificent bird and marine sanctuary off the coast of Manzanillo

baja fog

 

 

🇨🇷  PROGRESS ALONG THE COAST OF COSTA RICA

ROGRESS ALONG THE COAST OF COSTA RICA

Further down the coast in Costa Rica 

ROGRESS ALONG THE COAST OF COSTA RICA

At Punta Uvita - the Marine Sanctuary and national Park in Costa Rica

At Punta Uvita - the Marine Sanctuary and national Park in Costa Rica

At Punta Uvita - the Marine Sanctuary and national Park in Costa Rica

At Miguel antonio national park

Miguel Antonio National Park 

Busy Herradura Bay

Busy Herradura Bay 

Sunsets Galore

Sunsets Galore 

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BUrgee floating

Last Season's Burgee founding floating at Vista Mar Marina, Panama 

Nao Santa Maria waiting for their Canal Transit dates

Nao Santa Maria waiting for their Canal Transit dates

Nao Santa Maria waiting for their Canal Transit dates

at 92 feet she is the largest vessel in the Panama Posse Fleet - thanks' to Walt for the great shot

at 92 feet she is the largest vessel in the Panama Posse Fleet - thanks' to Walt for the great shot

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A club pool overlooking the Vista Mar Marina in Coronado Panama

 

A club pool overlooking the Vista Mar Marina in Coronado Panama

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Historic aggression against sailors along the Venezuelan Coast according to Caribbean Safety and Security Network

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HAWAII IS IN GOOD NAUTICAL

 HAWAII IS IN GOOD NAUTICAL 

About the design of the hawaii flag

About the design of the Hawai'i State Flag 

 

In 1794 when King Kamehameha I. received a gift of a British flag (a Union Jack) from British Captain George Vancouver. Kamehameha and Vancouver had become friends, and King Kamehameha wanted assurance that Hawaii would be under British protection.

 

By 1816, a unique Hawaiian flag had been created, though its precise origins are not known. It is believed that King Kamehameha I had some help from various people in creating this Hawaiian flag.

 

Alexander Adams is thought to be the person who first placed the Union Jack at the upper left corner of the flag. Adams first came to the Hawaiian Islands in 1810 aboard the ship Albatross and was soon placed in charge of several ships owned by Kamehameha.

 

The Hawaiian flag’s eight horizontal stripes are said to represent the eight main Hawaiian Islands. The flag’s red stripes are said to symbolize Hawaii gods, while the white represents truth, and the blue signifies the ocean.

 

The Hawaiian flag originally represented the Kingdom of Hawaii. After the overthrow of the monarchy the flag came to represent the Republic and then the Territory of Hawaii. Eventually it represented the State of Hawaii. There was originally a ninth stripe, but after statehood it was reduced to just eight.

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