When it Rains it Pours!

One thing we learned during the biblical rains in Bocas was where the leaks were. When the skies cleared we spent many hours reseating windows and deck hardware and we’re keeping our fingers crossed but so far so good. We also have the fridge working great thanks to some long distance help from Rich at Cruise Ro / Technautics. Also, finally got all the parts for the aft head and the stove and they are working.In between boat projects we found time to squeeze in some fun as well. We headed over to Old Bank on Bastiamentos, a neighboring island, for a local festival. It was a bit rainy and we weren’t really sure about what events were going to take place but we took a water taxi over and after a walkabout we found a nice table at an on the water restaurant run by a very nice, young couple from Argentina. We kicked back and sipped on a cold Balboa while just down the street a youth boxing tournament got started. The crowd was quite enthusiastic but we never made it down for a closer look because the day’s main event, panga races around a set of buoys set up in front of town, was getting underway and Robin just couldn’t watch fighting. There was a lot of pre-race trash talking before they lined up and roared off. After bouncing around the course the winner grabbed the checkered flag and paraded it in front of the crowd. In her spare time Robin has talked the marina into setting aside a small plot for a cruiser’s garden. She’s recruited several boats that want to pitch in and has planted basil, culantro (a central American version of Cilantro), oregano and a tree of life (an interesting plant local to the Caribbean).Hamburgesa Magma Grill on a Porch

Old Bank

Old Bank

Cruiser Swap Meet

Cruiser Swap Meet

Feria

Feria

Watchin' the Races

Watchin’ the Races

Improvised Tool?

Improvised Tool?

Local Transportation

Local Transportation

Winner!

Winner!

Toy Boat on a String

Toy Boat on a String

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