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Panama Bound... Part II

It didn't take us long at all to get adjusted to the pace of Providencia. This was such a laid-back, relaxed island, that chilling out was easy. The weather was a bit rainy when we arrived, but that didn't stop us from at least heading in to get a look around. Apparently, that day was a fiesta of some kind, so everything was closed and the streets were empty. So there wasn't a lot to do except walk around. Which was fine in itself.

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Panama Bound... Part I

So, after a day or so in Utila, the crew was onboard, last minute details were taken care of, and we were off to Roatan. We did have a little issue with the anchor windlass (that's the thing that raises and lowers the anchor). Seems that the relay switch that operated the controller decided to stop working, right when we were anchoring in Utila.

Considering that these kinds of relay switches are not just available anywhere in Central America, much less the Bay Islands, I had to improvise. I managed to set up a way of "hotwiring" the windlass when I needed it to work using a pair of jumper cables. Sure, it's not as pretty as pushing a button to raise the anchor, but it gets the job done. So it will have to do for now.

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Let's get caught up, shall we?

Since getting back from the states last week of April, most of my time has been getting Andiamo prepared for the next chapter, heading down to Panama for hurricane season. A trip I'm really looking forward to, because alas, it's time to move on.

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The Andiamo is currently sailing in the Western Caribbean, but that's subject to change without notice. By the way, "Andiamo" means "Let's go" in Italian.

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