Jadamama - Jadamama Blog March 19th
The Canal transit proved to be enjoyable and memorable for the crew aboard Jadamama. As we exited the lock at Miraflores (to viewing gallery applause and canal line handler bemusement) with our raft buddies- Tam Lin of Gloucester and Manuia - we looked forward to the marina at La Playita and the Pacific!
The marina offered WiFi, laundry, a berth, sociable racoons and a motherly sloth with baby in tow! The crew enjoyed several local cuisine experiences in the nearby restaurants in the shadow of Flamenco Island. Further afield Albrook Mall offered mega shopping, air conditioning and provisioning for the iminent Pacific long passages and opportunities to get lost!
Plans for both a St Patrick's day shin-dig and the Six Nations Rugby were layed and an Irish bar was reconnoitered - Mccarthys, in the Old Town. Thank you to all that dropped by for the late night shin-dig aboard! Live music, craic and suitable play-lists followed!
The rugby had to be the cherry on the cake! We cheered on in good company at Mccarthys as Ireland won the Championship and Grand Slam. An earlyish night followed as a pre-dawn departure to Las Perlas was to follow.
Thank you and farewell Panama City and Hello soon Galapagos!