We hoisted anchor at 0730 this morning, crossed the busy ship channel leading to the Canal and motored thru the ship anchorage before setting sail at 0900. The wind has been moderately light all day from the north allowing us to sail wing and wing toward Punta Mala. Most ships are also coming from or going to Punta Mala which we will be rounding in the dark. This is the easy direction with wind and current in our favor. It can be a nasty trip going to the Canal hence the name Punta 'Mala'.
1500 local Position: 8d02'N, 79d44'W, course 193 M, speed 8 kn.
It has been a beautiful day with not a cloud in the sky but the barometer has been falling quite steadily. Time to get some weather email...
Monday, January 7, 2013
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