New Panama Canal Transit Date:

Update:  We the crew:  s/v Oceans was back in the water on May 13th, see 2 short videos.  The repairs were completed from the canal accident.  All work was done nicely and at a fair price.   Now, it was time to schedule a new transit date.  We were told it would take 2 weeks!  One of Rick’s best friends, Mike Bartz, has asked him to be the Best Man in his wedding on the June 23rd.  The new date that was given to us was just too close  to try and make a 5,ooo nautical miles ocean voyage to Tahiti and fly to Minnesota for the wedding.  We just can’t do that!  It’s not possible!

Next plan attempt:  Tomorrow we are taking a week or so too explore some of the beautiful remote San Blas Islands.  We hoped to have done that when we first arrived, but…………bad weather and other things prevented it.  We will then return to Shelter Bay Marina, leave s/v Oceans and fly to US.  When we return to Panama on June 28, we will again prepare for our last Southbound transit of the canal and then sail to French Polynesia.

GOD is GREAT!