The sailing adventures of Lady Jane

 

and her motley crew of two

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Panama Canal

Gatun Locks Late morning on Friday 8th March, Colon Signal Station called us on the radio to announce our transit time of 1730 for the canal. And by 1300, our three line handlers were onboard. So, we slipped our mooring and headed out to the "flats" just outside the...

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Last Days in the Atlantic

Shelter Bay and Panama City Our computer decided to take some time off and refused to start for over a week. But as a result of some gentle persuasion, and a reinstall of the operating system, we are back in business. But this means that we are playing catch up with...

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San Blas

Porvenir The sea state from Linton to Porvenir in the San Blas was boat-thumping lumpy. The photograph below, taken by Yelle onboard JaJapami, shows just how lively the sea was. Often the sea would break over Lady Jane's bow, sending water into the air and dumping it...

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Panama

Jamaica to Panama The forecasted northeasterly wind arrived a few hours after rounding the western side of Jamaica. And with the wind now behind us, Maria and I set the sails wing-on-wing (something we haven't done since crossing the Atlantic) and gently rolled our...

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Jamaica

Jamaica? “No - she went of her own accord.” Boom! The oldies are nearly always the goodies. Despite light winds, the sea state between Cuba and Jamaica was bouncier than a small child full of E numbers. A persistent swell caused a rolling motion that, combined with...

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Cuba

Rush Hour The approach to Cuba makes the English Channel look like an aquatic desert. There's a traffic separation zone just off the east coast of Cuba. And tankers, cruise ships and other large vessels are either going into it, coming out of it, or going around it....

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Goodbye Bahamas

Rum Cay We knew that Rum Cay anchorage wasn't going to be the best. Comments on Active Captain suggested it was going to be uncomfortable. The reefs, rocks and shallows make it impossible to get close enough to the island to gain shelter from the wind. And the wind,...

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Georgetown

Welcome to Georgetown On Saturday 5th January we sailed into Georgetown. And as we arrived at the anchorage at Hamburger Beach (perhaps a touch ironic given our last post on Hermione Hamhock) the crew of a boat, parked near to where we planned to stop, shouted how...

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Meet Hermione Hamhock

Big Majors Spot Our Grandson, Jake, decided that he would prefer donations to an animal charity rather than presents for Christmas. So we gave money to the Staniel Cay Swimming Pigs Care charity. And after showing Jake the photograph of the snouty creature in the...

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Cambridge Cay

Sharks! After a short trip to Cambridge Cay, we staked out a couple of places to shelter from the strong southerly/westerly winds forecast for later in the week. The first one, just off Bell Island, was a little too shallow for us. So we headed over to the north end...

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