The last article by the HelmsMistress on the last day of the year….but more to come in 2023.
Sounds of toucans, howler monkeys, frogs and the various creatures of the forests provide a feast of the senses as you get a view of tropical and sub-tropical rainforests in Costa Rica and Panama on the newest YouTube video from the HelmsMistress.
The simultaneous freedom and vulnerability of sailing the expansive sea with your family is a glorious, yet humbling experience. Seeing the wonder and excitement in my girls as they watch dolphins on the bow, paddling to untouched beaches with beautiful waterfalls far from the spoils of tourism, or taking notice of all the colors in a sunrise or sunset as if Mother Nature is speaking directly to me saying, “I got your back girl”.
Written for people everywhere, from a cruisers point of view.
Part of the reason we travel is to explore different landscapes from home and to experience history up close. For us, this place has it all within a short walking distance of the marina! If your travels find you at Shelter Bay Marina, take the time to learn a bit about the historic grounds you walk upon.
From the time I envisioned taking our floating home through the Panama Canal, I began to hear warnings and horror stories of dramatic transits from other boats that were damaged enroute, experienced significant delays in transit or had to deal with something else entirely unexpected. What I found was that there was a lot of […]
Before transiting the canal, Panama City was beckoning us to indulge with its modern skyline. Hitting the big city was a serious culture shock – huge skyscrapers, gigantic malls, and…..a sloth crawling on a powerline?
From gorgeous sandy beaches shaded by palm trees, to tidepools within the lava rock teaming with life, to waterfalls in some of the most unexpected places, to rolling hills covered with greenery – northern Panama is incredible!
What a wonderful time we’ve had in Golfito, Costa Rica. It’s been one of the highlights of this country for us.
While some days, we’re tapped and just want to be homebodies, on others the adventure and once in a lifetime opportunities are calling to us.