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in its net of wonder forever.”

– Jacques Yves Cousteau

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ MV STAND DOWN AND SY KNOT RIGHT

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CELEBRATIONS IN PANAMA
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SY ARROW ENTRY INTO BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT CONTEST
SY ARROW ENTRY INTO BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT CONTEST

 

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ URRACA ISLAND – MONKEY REFUGE – ECO RESORT – PANAMA
URRACA ISLAND - MONKEY REFUGE - ECO RESORT - PANAMA

Check out the little howler monkey

 We had a great time at Monkey Island ๐Ÿ๏ธ on Sunday, with Francine who lives there 

We had a great time at Monkey Island ๐Ÿ๏ธ on Sunday, with Francine who lives there with 16 monkey’s and I got to feed a 3 month old howler monkey ๐Ÿ’

Francine and Toutie moved to Urraca Private Island, where they built a beautiful home among the mangroves. 

In 2013, Francine and Toutie moved to Urraca Private Island, where they built a beautiful home among the mangroves.

Over the years, Francine has adopted additional monkeys who were either abandoned by their pet owners, or found orphaned due to habitat loss or hunting in the wild. Now, all these monkeys belong to a troop where they can socialize, groom, and play with other monkeys every day.

 Francine has adopted additional monkeys 

The island is 100% powered by solar panels and solar lights. Our freshwater resources are collected through a rain catchment system. To avoid the use of plastic only stainless steel straws are available, and we provide guests with unlimited drinking water in reusable glass bottles. To conserve our resources bedding and towels are changed upon request

The island is 100% powered by solar panels and solar lights. 

Built over the water, Urraca is a Eco Resort on a private island in Bocas del Toro, Panama.

ERIC SHEARWAYER GETTING HIS MONKEY ON 

Eric from SY Shearwater getting his monkey on !

Monkey Island Bocas del Toro Urraca is in Good Nautical 

Monkey Island Bocas del Toro / Urraca is in Good Nautical

 SHEARWATER

 

 

PANAMA POSSE 20-21 GEAR SHOP
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PANAMA POSSE SEASON FINALE AWARDS

> ONLY A FEW WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER <

June 4th we will announce the winners and associated prizes 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

Picture of the 2019-2020 Runner Up Award for Captain Ron
Picture of the 2019-2020 Runner Up Award for Captain Ron

VOLARE โ€“ Exiting El Salvador with a splash

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GLOBAL LIGHTNING MAP
GLOBAL LIGHTNING MAP

As lightning season intensifies, hereโ€™s a useful make-work project for Posse members: go through your on-board cookbooks. Just before it says โ€˜preheat ovenโ€™ in any recipe, insert the words โ€˜remove electronicsโ€™. Use a red pen.

Lightning protection on boats in general.

Grounding. Most vessels are poorly grounded, and their grounding is ineffective when hauled. You can ground your boat quickly and simply with a set of jumper cables. If in the water, buy a set of cheap jumper cables. Separate into two wires. Remove one clamp from each wire, strip back a couple of inches and โ€˜frayโ€™ the end or clamp to a 1โ€™x1โ€™ metal plate (to make a better ground connection with the water). Attach remaining clamp to a top shroud or other bit of metal that connects to near the masthead and throw the frayed/plated end in the water. One cable port, one cable starboard. If on the hard, separate cables and attach one to the top shrouds and Jack stands on the port side, the other to the same points on starboard. The cables will be trash at the end of the season, as they are not designed for continuous or outdoor use. Brushing clamps with wax, Vaseline or any other topical protectant helps them look better longer. Even if you think your boat might be/is well grounded, these jumper cable tricks will ensure it.

Lightning dissipators. Anecdotal evidence says they might work. Science says they *shouldnโ€™t*. They will help keep birds off of the masthead. Avant has one, just in case they work. They arenโ€™t that expensive.

Location: being close to a boat with a taller mast would in theory see them struck first. Catamarans are lightning magnets, being close to a catamaran would (again in theory) see them struck first. Choose your neighbours carefully.

Lightning detectors. A cheap AM radio (think dollar store cheap), tuned between stations, will crackle with static when lightning approaches. When it approaches you can disconnect antennas from electronics to disrupt the path of lightning, place portable electronic items in a boatโ€™s oven or microwave (faraday cage protection), stand away from anything made of metal, and clutch a bible while praying loudly.

Some additional reading here: https://www.kp44.org/LightningProtection.php

The grounding principle is the same. Find the โ€˜thingโ€™ that lightning will find (something metal and high on the boat, higher than anything else) and connect it to ground with jumpers. If you donโ€™t have a โ€˜somethingโ€™ you can add a lightning spike of ss tube or whatever else is available to make one, and run wire to a ground plate with a place somewhere to use jumper cables to go to ground when at anchor or on the hard. Longer/custom jumpers may be required, just use #2 or so cable.

The weather pattern seems to alternate between papagayos winds of varying intensity and high CAPE values (Convective Available Potential Energy is the amount of fuel available to a developing thunderstorm or squall). So itโ€™s a bit of a โ€˜pick your poisonโ€™ kind of deal – stiff winds or squalls. The best times are immediately on the opening of a weather window, when papagayos winds abate and high CAPE values havenโ€™t swooped in and established yet. In the regular cruising season, CAPE values arenโ€™t much of an issue.

North of the gulf of fonseca keep an eye on the CAPE index as an indicator of how much squall activity (and lightning) you might see.
https://www.windy.com/-Thunderstorms-thunder?thunder,16.861,-73.477,4,i:pressure

Follow this link
https://www.windy.com/-Thunderstorms-thunder?thunder,16.861,-73.477,4,i:pressure
Avant


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท BAHIA BRASILITO, COSTA RICA
BAHIA BRASILITO, COSTA RICA
 

Bahia Brasilito Anchorage is in Good Nautical 10ยฐ 24.3461 N 85ยฐ 48.9451 W

Bahia Brasilito Anchorage is in Good Nautical

NOT ALL THERE

 

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ ROSA LEE IN VISTA MAR MARINA, PANAMA

ROSA LEE IN VISTA MAR MARINA, PANAMA
Casco Viejo Panama
Casco Viejo Panama

Structures in the Historic Casco Viejo section in Panama

tructures in the Historic Casco Viejo section in Panama
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๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ VISTA MAR MARINA WILL HOST THE PANAMA POSSE FINALE PARTY ON FRIDAY @ JUNE 4th
PANAMA POSSE YACHT FEST CELEBRATION

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Friday June 4th, 2021SEASON FINALE 18:00 PANAMA TIME
PANAMA POSSE YACHT FEST CELEBRATION “

OFFICIAL AWARD CEREMONY
MUSIC, RUM, FUN, STORIES & MORE

@ VISTA MAR MARINA, PANAMA

WITH VESSELS ZOOM PARTICIPATION
FROM ALL OVER

 

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Season 5 Kick off at Marina Puerto de la Navidad

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ 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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Season 4 December 2020 Panama Posse
Season 4 December 2020 Panama Posse Send Off Party at Marina Puerto de la Navidad Mexico
Send Off Party at Marina Puerto de la Navidad Mexico

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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
COCONUTS GROW
SLOTHS HANG

PELICAN’S GLIDE
 Pelican GLide

Pelecanus occidentalis inhabits shallow inshore waters, estuaries and bays in the Americas, breeding along the Pacific coast from California (USA) to Chile and along the Atlantic coast from South Carolina (USA) through the West Indies to Venezuela, ranging as far as Canada and Tierra del Fuego (Chile) in the non-breeding season.

Pelican Drawing

Preferred habitats include sandy coastal beaches and lagoons, waterfronts and pilings, and rocky cliffs.
Brown pelicans dive from the air for fish. Menhaden account for 90-95% of their food. They also prey on pigfish, pinfish, herring, sheepshead, silversides, mullet, grass and top minnows, and they sometimes eat crustaceans, usually prawns.

brown pelican

They are gregarious birds, travelling in flocks, hunting cooperatively, and breeding colonially. The relationship between pelicans and people has often been contentious. They also have a long history of cultural significance in mythology, and in Christian and heraldic iconography.

pelican judy Irving - The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Judy Irving (“The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill”) follows a wayward California pelican from her “arrest” on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a rehab facility and explores nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration and survival challenges.

John J. Audubonโ€™s Birds of America calls it one of the most interesting of our American birds

John J. Audubonโ€™s Birds of America calls it ” one of the most interesting of our American birds”

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ PICTURE OF THE WEEK


 

The inspiring artworks along’ Mexicos Malecรณns

inspiring artworks along' Mexicos Malecรณns

A word used throughout Latin America for a stone-built embankment or esplanade along a waterfront.

TENNIE ANNE

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Covid Vaccination Rates Fully / Partially

Antigua and Barbuda 2.64 29.98

Aruba 36.5 18.72

Belize 2.43 11.83

Cayman Islands 52.2 9.85

Colombia 5.9 3.65

Costa Rica 10.4 3.77

Cuba 6.1

Ecuador 2.27 4.68

El Salvador 7.15 9.5

French Polynesia 12.06 6.4

Grenada 5.2 7.08

Guatemala 0.01 1.78

Honduras 0.06 1.04

Jamaica 2.3

Mexico 8.83 4.21

Panama 7.08 6.29

United States 37.89 10.03

United Kingdom 31.29 23.58

Canada 4.05 44.77

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See the faces of the 20ยท21 Panama Posse,SEE WHO IS ON THE ROSTER>>>
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Hello Panama Posse, thanks for the interest in linking our marina.
The rates are on our website and we can offer your affiliates a 10% discount on these rates.
For reservations the phones are: +57 304 228 7282 / +57 311 286 2836
Email: info@mpv.com.co
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 Famed Darwin's Arch in Galapagos Islands collapses from erosion a few days ago

Famed Darwin’s Arch in Galapagos Islands collapses from erosion a few days ago

Famed Darwin's Arch in Galapagos Islands collapses from erosion a few days ago

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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท SY TOKETEE at anchor in Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท SY TOKETEE at anchor in Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
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