|This is what we have been missing.|
Could it be? Are we actually getting to leave Panama City? Are we really going free from this awful anchorage that never fails to wake me up at 5:00 a.m. when the ferry blasts through and that turns into a bumper boat course when the wind kicks up? After three or four days extended into two weeks, I was beginning to wonder.
But we've got the alternator back, installed and working better than ever. We have a new high pressure hose for the watermaker in our possession after a comedy of Panamanian proportions. (If you've ever tried to get anything repaired in Panama, you'll understand what I mean.) We have full tanks of diesel and lockers stuffed with food. All that's left to do is pick up a touch of gasoline and to top up our water tanks, and we are officially out of here.
We are heading first to the nearby island of Taboga and then to the Perlas Islands for a few days. From there, we will either head straight for El Salvador, or we might stop at a few more islands along the way. Of course, Panama City has a way of pulling you back into her clutches, so we will see if we make it out of La Playita. Wish us luck!