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Another walk in the woods

Cooper, Panama We have had a couple of days with almost no rain. We are just about done all our boat jobs and are looking forward to testing out the boat. Keith from Lyman Morse arrives on the 10th and the marine surveyor is coming out on the 12th. Hopefully we can resolve all the outstanding issues with our repairs and head off sailing shortly thereafter.

We took the dog of the executive chef from the marina’s restaurant for a few walks. Cooper seemed a bit bored and was happy to walk along with Richard.

Toucan, PanamaMonkey, PanamaWe were lucky to see another type of toucan, we believe it is a keel-billed toucan based on its colourful bill, and several howler monkeys on our walks. We have heard the howlers alot while we have been at the marina but this was the first sighting of them. It was fun to watch them eat and move amongst the trees.

A walk in the woods

Sloth, Panama We actually had a few hours without rain yesterday so we went for a walk towards the San Lorenzo National Park. We were thrilled to spot a sloth in a tree trying to get comfortable! We had seen one sloth last year but it was hard to get a picture of it. Apparently the sloths are a little more active right now as it is breeding season.
Toucan, Panama We spotted about half a dozen toucans flying about as well as lots of parrots.
We were only able to walk to the entrance of the park. The park has been closed because the road has collapse due to the all the rain!
The one other benefit of no rain was a beautiful sunset over the marina.
Sunset, Panama

Shelter Bay Storage, Panama

Snowaway being hauled, Panama Snowaway was hauled out of the water on Monday May 21 at Shelter Bay Marina. It went very well and we were impressed with the staff. Victor operates the 100 ton lift; he dove into the water to ensure the straps were in the correct place on the hull. The lift is larger than the one in Trinidad and we did not have to remove our fore stay this time. That saved us some time (and cost) in getting ready. Once out of the water, the staff power washed the bottom to remove the slime that had accumulated on its bottom.

Snowaway being moved, PanamaSnowaway in dry storage, PanamaThey then put Snowaway on a trailer and moved her to the secure dry storage area. In all there were 9 men helping with the process.
Here she will remain for the summer months, having repairs done for the lightning damage.

We are flying home on May 24th.