The sailing adventures of Lady Jane

 

and her motley crew of two

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It’s The Big One

Bound for French Polynesia No, the title isn't another reference to the biological attributes of Galapagos animals. We are about to leave Santa Cruz for French Polynesia. It's our longest voyage yet, at 3000 miles. And we expect to arrive in the Marquesas in...

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Warning! Contains Graphic Content of Isabela

Tortoise Porn I know that this post immediately follows the one on boobies. But nothing brings out the inner child better than the sight of giant tortoises having sex. These incongruously large creatures banging away like reptilian porn stars is something I never...

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Want To See Some Boobies? Read On

San Cristobal Interpretation Centre After the hassle of checking in, it was good to kick back and act like tourists. Actually, after eight days on the boat, it was good to walk again. So, we decided to take a stroll to the San Cristobal Interpretation Centre which is...

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Las Perlas to the Galapagos

Las Perlas Las Perlas - the Pearl Islands -  are the Pacific-side answer to San Blas. And although it doesn't have the same clear (and warm) water, it's worth coming here for a different reason: The area to the south is full of sea birds - especially pelicans and...

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Fixes, Food and Final Days in Panama

Technical failures and fixes We have had an uncharacteristically high failure rate with our technology while in Panama. Apart from the propeller, the new remote handset for our VHF radio died within minutes of switching it on, and our MacBook died again. The former...

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There’s no such thing as a free lunch

But there is a free dinner We had some time on our hands as we waited for the tide to be high enough for our lift out of the water - and for the folks at the Balboa Yacht Club to put the wheel back on the carriage. So, we decided to do some sightseeing around the...

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Balboa Yacht Club

On the Rails Our priority after leaving the canal was to get the propeller fixed so that we could go backwards as well as forwards. But, as there are limited options around Panama City for a lift out, our choice was between the 21st-century travel lift at the luxury...

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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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