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“Keep your language. Love its sounds, its modulation, its rhythm. March with men of different languages,remote from your own, who wish like you for a more just and human world.” 

– Stephen R. Covey.

 

 

 

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.

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

 

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

MARINA PAPAGAYO 🇨🇷 COSTA RICA SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE >>

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:

 

    Stay three nights pay for two 

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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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