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🇲🇽 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

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🇲🇽 The Sea of Cortez is in Good Nautical 

The Sea of Cortez is in Good Nautical

 

 

 

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Friday June 4th, 2021SEASON FINALE  18:00
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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

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🇵🇦 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.

 

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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

 

 

 

 

🇨🇺 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

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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