Tuesday, July 16, 2013

1961 Miles from La Cruz......Islas Secas

We're currently anchored off Isla Cavada, a private island in the Islas Secas group of islands located in the Gulf of Chiriqui.  The Gulf is the body of water lying off the western Pacific coast of Panama.  The Gulf
 of Panama is off the eastern Pacific coast, and is our eventual destination. 

I'm picking up the wifi signal of a high end resort located on Cavada.  For a mere $1000 one can spend a day in a yert buried in a splendid coastal jungle.

The resort does not have password protection on thier wifi probably because they are so far away from everything.  Except predatory sailboats.

Days here have been nice.  The water is wonderfully warm and clear with beautiful coral and sealife, it's like swimming in an aquarium.  We hate to leave, but we need to get around Punta Mala, the single most congested turning point for all ships from North America and the Pacific bound to or from the Panama Canal.  Punta Mala also has weather and current issues that inspired the early Spanish explorers to name it.....Punta Mala. 

Kris has been practicing his rock piling hobby in some remarkable locations.  They never last long, being brought down by winds or waves.