Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Lots of SCUBA...

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FIRST BLOG ENTRY
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START OF TRIP
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(where we bought the boat)
 to Lake Ontario Click this link:
  SOUTH CAROLINA
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A busy week teaching Scuba!  Over the last week, Shelley and I have helped 3 families learn to Scuba DIve!  We have had a great time, but have to say doing 2-4 dives every day is something I'm just not used to anymore...



We have been anchored off the south shore of the Island of Basimentoes here in Panama just in front of a lovely resort that comes complete with its own monkey...

Ingrid and "Rfiki"

With no easy access to town we have been running the scuba compressor almost non-stop filling tanks.  It seems to be working really well.  We had one minor glitch when one of the throttle springs broke, but with a little help from Bob (s/v Baloo), we got it repaired, ok, McGiver'd back together...



We also got some of the new white paint down on the inside of the gunnels.  We hope over the next few weeks we can get the deck and pilothouse painted.


When we arrived here we noticed that there is a bit of a swell, which causes a roll on the boat at anchor.  We put together our new (to us) "Flopper Stopper" which takes away much of the rolling sensation...  It worked great!



Our injuries this week were kept to a minimum.  Shelley may have broken a toe and I got mt baby finger caught in the chain gypsy of the anchor windlass.  I also think I might have a small cavity...  grrrr.

That all said, we did find some time this week for fun.  We walked the beach and enjoyed dinner and drinks with our friends from s/v Rafiki, s/v Four Coconuts, and s/v Baloo...

The "Four Coconuts" Clan

Shell collecting...


The "Rafiki" clan

The Lobster Guy...



Rafiki, Baloo, Blowin Bubbles at anchor
 So this is our life....Thank you to everyone who brings so much joy to our world...
Cheers!


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