We've had a wonderful time in Cayman, and met some great people. Our deepest thanks go to Mike Farrington of Compass Marine, for his help in getting us back on track, and making the trip up the mast...twice! If you ever find yourself in the Cayman Islands, and need assistance with anything boat related, Mike's your guy! In addition to getting the main halyard fixed, and the Geneker halyard repaired and rigged so it too won't chafe, we also fitted a new radar, a job that had been slated for Panama, but is now out of the way.
|The New Radar Dome|
So today we headed downtown to the Customs and Immigration office and cleared out, so we now have 24 hrs to depart. We've spent the day getting the boat ready for the next passage. We have over 600 miles to Panama, and anticipate being underway for about 4.5 days, so we should get there sometime next Tuesday. We are eagerly looking forward to meeting up with our friends, Garrick and Adrian, (who is coming all the way from SA!), and who will help us sail from Panama to French Polynesia!
So as we say farewell to the friendly island of Grand Cayman, we leave with 4 GB of music from the Jamaicans on "Oh Reely", a Rum Cake and a new phrase..."Yeah Mon"...
|Our home for the last week: the Barcadere Marina|
Keep tracking us on the "Track us Here" tab, and so long, until Panama!
One quick final video link below of last few hours in Cayman this evening hanging out at the yacht club pool with our boat in background: