Our friend; Josh Johnson on board

We have had the good fortune to have Josh Johnson on board with us from Port Antonio, Jamaica to Colon, Panama.  We met Josh & his wife, Jenn at Port City Community Church, in Wilmington, NC.  He is a Really Good Man with amazing talents.  Check out his website:  www.covertconcepts.com .

He was a tremendous help, sharing some watches, building shelves for the galley, assisting with boat maintenance and lots of chores.  Thank You, Josh!!!!  We will miss you being around s/v Oceans.  Here are some pictures to share……….

Jamaica Mon

Josh Johnson is on board to help sail to Panama & through the Panama Canal.  We have met Josh & his wife, Jenn through Port City Community Church.  We are Happy to have his help & expertise on board s/v Oceans and to hopefully, meet up with Jenn in Panama City, the Pacific side of the canal.  The plan is to depart, Port Antonio, Jamaica later today, for approx. 4 day sail to Colon, Panama.  In Colon we will check in with government officials & make our appointment to go through the Panama Canal.  While waiting for our appointment date, we hope to sail to the San Blas Island to check them out.  Only GOD knows if that will happen.

Stay tune, as internet/wifi is sporatic.  I will update when able.

In the Bahamas

Hello Everyone,

We the crew of s/v Oceans are out of the country!!

Rick & I did 3 hour watches, which means one of us is up for 3hours & the other sleeps for 3 hours, or at least try’s to rest  & then we switch.

Saw several cruise ships, during passage;  Carnival Conquest headed to St. Maarten, Celebrity Equinox to San Juan, Carnival Glory enroute to Half Moon Bay, Disney Magic back to Miami, Celebrity Summit enroute to Nassau, MSC Seaside to Antiqua.  With our AIS equipment we can id. ships & see some pretty cool stuff, how fast they are going, tonnage, etc.

The night sky was simply beautiful, the Moon & Uranus  were visible with lots of stars on my 1st watch, 1800-2100 hours. , (6-9pm).  The sky is  pretty amazing once you get out of sight of land & all the lights.  On another watch, I got to see Carnival Sensation heading to Grand Turk, with Jupiter & Mars in the night sky.

We arrived into a small anchorage off Rose Island, anchor down at 5:08pm, Sunday Night. Beautiful, Safe Trip.   Time to catch up on some sleep.  Nice to be back in the Bahamas.  Watercolors are spectacular.

We have checked in with Customs & Immigrations, now we are legal.  Working on improving our communication equipment, as we wait for weather window to sail to Haiti.

Hope to update again, soon.

 

 

Fort Pierce, Florida