Solstice

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Latitude Longitude Date / Time (UTC) Depth (m) Speed (kts) Course (°T) Comment
9° 22.039' N 79° 57.027' W 16 Jan 2018 15:40 None None None Arrived at the fuel dock in Shelter Bay Marina after over 6 hours of motoring in a confused sloppy and rolly sea. We topped up with fuel and Solstice finally entered into her slip at 15:40. I'll spend a few days here getting ready to head through for Solstice's transit through the Panama Canal. Scheduled transit day - Jan. 25th. Solstice will be in the Pacific on the 26th and back into her home Ocean... mine too. YAHOO!!!
9° 36.664' N 79° 35.304' W 15 Jan 2018 16:00 10.7 None None The Panama Canal is over 70 miles from here. My original thought was to leave late in the afternoon and do an overnighter. But then 3 big logs came floating through the anchorage which reminded me that I had seen three tree trunks floating amongst tons of other garbage on the way up here from Port Linton. So I decided I'd make it two day hops. Dropped the hook about 16:00 after what was a beautiful sail. Finally good sailing conditions. Had about 15 knots out of the NE. Only ran the engine to leave and enter the anchorages. Nice to sail the whole way for a change. Tomorrow AM off to Shelter Bay.
9° 36.664' N 79° 35.304' W 15 Jan 2018 16:00 10.7 None None The Panama Canal is over 70 miles from here. My original thought was to leave late in the afternoon and do an overnighter. But then 3 big logs came floating through the anchorage which reminded me that I had seen three tree trunks floating amongst tons of other garbage on the way up here from Port Linton. So I decided I'd make it two day hops. Dropped the hook about 16:00 after what was a beautiful sail. Finally good sailing conditions. Had about 15 knots out of the NE. Only ran the engine to leave and enter the anchorages. Nice to sail the whole way for a change. Tomorrow AM off to Shelter Bay.
9° 36.664' N 79° 35.304' W 15 Jan 2018 16:00 10.7 None None The Panama Canal is over 70 miles from here. My original thought was to leave late in the afternoon and do an overnighter. But then 3 big logs came floating through the anchorage which reminded me that I had seen three tree trunks floating amongst tons of other garbage on the way up here from Port Linton. So I decided I'd make it two day hops. Dropped the hook about 16:00 after what was a beautiful sail. Finally good sailing conditions. Had about 15 knots out of the NE. Only ran the engine to leave and enter the anchorages. Nice to sail the whole way for a change. Tomorrow AM off to Shelter Bay.
9° 35.24' N 78° 52.872' W 13 Jan 2018 14:15 10.0 None None Today is my birthday so instead of spending it all alone my plan was to sail to Chichime to where I heard there was a good bar/rest. where I could celebrate my birthday. Well, I must have gone to the wrong island. A lot of backpackers here but nothing birthday worthy so I pulled out a filet mignon from the freezer and opened a California Cabernet I had aboard and enjoyed a peaceful evening on the aft deck. I also got a little cell signal and was able to talk to family where I've learned that 6 pals are coming to Panama to help bring Solstice into the canal. YAHOO!!! So in order to prep for that happy event, I'll pull the hook tomorrow and head towards the canal.

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Vessel Particulars

Name: Solstice

Length: 14.0

Draft: 2.0

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