The girls take the catamaran through the Panama Canal! As we say goodbye to the Caribbean ocean, we reflect on the memories we’ve made, the troubles, trials, and friendships.
In this episode we cover cost of the panama canal, how to pay, where to go, with maps to show you the way!
What to expect and how to prepare. We cover anchoring in the flats, form 4405-I, scheduling to get measured, and the river Chagres!
Lucie – Kim’s friend from Berlin – will be on the boat for the next weeks, helping us through the Panama Canal, and generally being awesome.
Dancing, with tears in our eyes… ¡Adios Cartagena! We’re leaving this dirty, cheap & wonderful place. But not without cruising the streets at night one last time. Of all the places we have been on our journey so far, Cartegena stands out. So much culture offer during the day & the night and so many young peopleContinue reading “¡Adios Cartagena! | Sailing Zingaro – Episode 25”
We got hit by lightning off the coast of Colombia. Worried that the sailboat might be hit again, the first mate sails Zingaro back to Cartagena.
We get invited by a local to his family farm, one of the most biodiverse places we’ve ever seen. Wow, they sure do grow everything mega-sized here.
We discover the small, packed, island Santa Cruz del Islote – the most populated island on earth! We meet the local leader of the youth environmental club.
We find Tintipán, the most beautiful place we’ve seen on our travels so far. There’s a lagoon in this island that has one of the most dense photo-plankton occurrences in the world.
Girls took over Zingaro! We are exploring Colombia with our Brazilian friend Idé. She’s never been sailing before, so we wanted to introduce her to this beautiful wet world!
We’re talking about Cats vs Monos, cruising routes, our favorite places in the Caribbean and our cruising plans for the rest of this season.
We had a very rough ride from Jamaica to Colombia. We were in a hurry leaving the hurricane zone and almost flipped the boat on the way.
Zingaro is finally leaving the Cayman Islands. The ride to Jamaica started out very pleasantly, until we got smashed by a wave that killed all our electronics.
The last glimpse of the Caribbean Sea for a while. See you again after the circumnavigation, muchachos!
Join us while we sail off anchor with our Catamaran! This is an essential part of owning a sailboat…
Panama Canal: There is no where that a private sailboat can dock their dinghy to get to the bank to pay the fee! They make it extremely difficult for cruising sailors to do this without an agent.
Kris (one of our first supporters on Patreon) came down to Grand Cayman to sail to Jamaica with us. With our new rudder we let the wind fill our sails and GO!
The Germans rule the boat right now. We got measured for the Panama Canal and are currently waiting in Colón for our transit to the Pacific.
We lost our rudder off the coast of the Cayman Islands, so Captain James had to build another. A HUGE thank you to our Caymanian friends!
Kimmi and I just got back to civilization from the San Blas Islands. Wow, they’re pretty. Got drone shots under sail. Followed Kim with the dink while she was kiteboarding, underwater stuff. Super fun couple weeks. Good to get away, that’s what this is all about … Coming soon: Next episode of Livin la VidaContinue reading “We are back at Puerto Lindo (Panama)”