yes, Colon is indeed a kind of tropical nightmare. Not too much choice for sailboats. Wether the Nautica, with very little room to moor and no wharf, or Cherma (Shelter Bay) with wharf but no mooring and quite expensive (1.2$ per foot per day). Both with very poor (but overpriced) facilities. The Nautica is in front of the contener port so it is very noisy and the numerous pilot boats pass by at ten knots, not bothering to slowdown for “yate” as they call it, sending everything rocking.
We’ve made it to Panama after 15 days waiting! We set sail tomorrow
After the Galapagos we should stop at the Marquises and Tahiti.
Greg, on board the ketch My Way 1