Time flies when you’re waiting for boat work! Well, not really. It’s been a week since my last update. I had hoped to include tons of pictures of work being done on the boat — but, alas, that was not to be. Not a soul, other than Cindy and I, have done anything on this boat. We did, however, receive our replacement freezer which was shipped all the way from the U.S.! And… we did go into Colon to La Casa de las Baterías and purchase the needed replacements for the starting batteries for our twin diesel engines and outboard engine. That’s it in regard to the repairs which are necessary for our departure from Shelter Bay.
I have equally high hopes for boat work over the next week. But, my hopes have not fared well lately. For instance, the cruelty of being a Georgia sports fan was renewed again last evening. My hometown Atlanta Falcons were up 28-3 late in the 3rd quarter, and still found a way to squander a game that was all but impossible to squander. For Super Bowl Championships, there’s always the next century.
Other than the aforementioned setbacks and my several-day bout with a respiratory virus, Cindy and I are doing well. We’ve continued our daily jungle walks and have enjoyed each others company, as we usually do. I’m blessed to spend my days with someone whose companionship I find it hard to do without. We’ve passed our time accomplishing small tasks on our vessel, praying, reading, singing, playing games, watching movies, and occasionally hanging out with fellow cruisers.
It has been a little difficult watching boat after boat leaving the marina for their journey through the canal and out into the Pacific. Inevitably, there are trade-offs. For us, we’ve decided to forego the Pacific in order to enjoy certain other pleasures ashore for a while.