Daily Archives: February 26, 2013

The Pacific and The Internet!

So, after five days of bobbing around the little islands of Las Perlas I’m beginning to understand the typical Pacific weather patterns. From about midnight until roughly 5 or 6pm each day the ocean is like a mill pond, flat, calm, quiet, lovely; I believe it’s referred to as the “Doldrums”, but then the tide […]

Just a Quick Job

Anyone who knows Bob will know him to be a hopeless perfectionist. In my forty plus years with him I have never known him to not finish a job, or take a shortcut, or say, “that’ll do, it won’t show”. No, if a job’s worth doing it’s worth doing well, it’s the only way he […]

Miss Nosey Parker

Friday 22nd February The ocean was quiet this morning and the water below Daisy was as clear as glass. I could see right to the ocean floor. Enormous eagle spotted rays swam past the boat. Late morning we took Whoops-a-Daisy around the west side of island and across to another small island which was covered […]

Nothing Here!

Thursday 21st February Today we were up early to set sail for Las Perlas, a group of islands about forty miles off the Panamanian coast. The weather was perfect (for me) really calm flat seas, and a light wind, sadly not enough to raise a sail, but it was a lovely crossing all the same. […]


Over the last six years of living on a boat I’ve learnt many tricks when it comes to provisioning, such as; never store glass bottles or plastic bags in a fridge, they cause condensation and cause a build up of water in the bottom of the fridge. Never bring cardboard boxes on board, they may […]

In The Pacific

Monday 18th February It’s a bit windy here in the bay this morning, and busy too, as the ferryboats blast by leaving all the Oysters bobbing around in their wake. I still can’t believe I’m in the Pacific, the water is quite calm, but unfortunately not that clean, so we won’t be making any water […]