The little yellow thingy in the sky finally popped its head back out on my birthday (11/28) and decided to slowly reappear every day thereafter. There are still rainy spells, but the worst is over and we are overjoyed to have the sunshine back. Mark immediately began drying our hole in the back step and I started on the big pile of laundry. A couple of days later, we fixed our last hole with fiberglass and on Sunday, we finally made the move to Club Nautico in Colon. This is the only anchorage with shore access in the busy port. The “Club” charges $3 per person per day when leaving the guarded area. The fee covers a secure spot for the dinghy, garbage disposal and (intermittent) fresh water from the taps.
Irie getting into the maze of cargo ships - a constant beeping of the AIS alarm!
Sunset over Colon from the Club Nautico anchorage
Treading amongst giants on the way to the Flats
Visit from the admeasurer in the Flats
Cristobal signal station - traffic control for the Panama Canal and Colon harbor movements
These channel markers mark the "entrance" to the Panama Canal