|03-28-2014 11:23 AM|
OC that all sounds as close to perfect as any plan yet!
|03-28-2014 10:46 AM|
|OC||Oh I forgot on trip from Antigua to Panama we caught and released 3 marlin in 3 days on the hand line. Scarry stuff I must say. we have some great video but I need to learn how to deal with it one of these days. biggest was about 200 pounds.|
|03-28-2014 10:42 AM|
Yup Tarpon and snook in Panama! We have decided to keep the boat here on the Caribbean side of Panama for a couple years and explore this amazing area. Being it will be a big el neno year and the crossing to the S. Pacific will be lousy why not stay and enjoy all that is here. We did go throught the caanal on someone eles boat and that was just amazing. Looking foreward to getting up to the north to Bocus del Toro to surf and fly fish. A river close by that we can go up and anchor is famous for big tarpon and snook, that will be next year though as we will head for the San Blas Islands untill the begining of May. Then we will put the boat on the hard and come back in early December to cruise surf and fish for 6 months. A big change in plans but looking forward to being in Hood River 6 months and cruising 6 months.
Steve and Tracy
|03-12-2014 09:09 AM|
Tarpon fishing in Panama?
|03-11-2014 07:35 PM|
I'll be back in the hood later in the month. Let me know if there's something I can do.
|03-11-2014 09:07 AM|
Glad to hear the time has come for you to really go to work by hanging out.
Ya I need to have some time to write on the blog but I can't drink rum and write at the same time.
The Boat is doing great and really sails well, we will put through another test on this next passage as the trip to Panama is a lousy crossing when you get north of the Columbia coast. Lots of strong wind but really lousy seas as you start getting a very confused sea state due to the bounce back of prevailing wind swell on the centeral Amaerican coast. Usually just 4 meters at most but coming at times from the bow and the stern.
Enjoy the fishing and If I can remember after a few too many rums I will put up the webcan page for the Panama canal and the date we go through so folks can watch.
|03-10-2014 05:44 PM|
Been following your travels. Seemed you were lingering in the carrib and was curious as to your plans.
All's well here. Got a couple of keepers at the end of '13 and beginning of '14, Emily and Hazel. Been working on the cape house doing all the stuff I was supposed to do before retiring. Looking forward to the striped ones and the opportunity to really get dialed in, with all my "free time".
You need to get Tracy to give you the keys to the blog occasionally for a little tech talk on the boat.
Great to hear from you and good luck on the crossing to paradise.
|03-10-2014 03:44 PM|
In Antigua, leaving tomorrow for Panama and through the canal then on to S. Pacific. Boat sailing really well, 18 days from Canaries to Martinique. First 6 days 30 to 40 KTS and big seas from two directions boat was almost perfect in those conditions. Last 12 days in 20 to 25 KTS and down wind wing on wing easy too easy I got board. Fish just OK. Did see a 5 foot tarpon at the internet cafe in Falmouth Antigua. It swam under the dock and cafe never did see it again.
Hope all of you are well and getting ready for a good stripa year.
Google RC LOUISE unvarnished for blog, we don't add much to it but you never know.
Steve and Tracy
|12-20-2013 09:45 AM|
|juro||Enough already with the spam.|
|10-04-2013 02:59 PM|
|FLGator||Definitely living the dream!!! Congratulations and look forward to reading of your adventures.|
|10-04-2013 11:59 AM|
|juro||Awesome... again, you and Tracy remind me that the world is big, it's out there waiting and life is short.|
|10-04-2013 10:14 AM|
New blog site Tracy recently put together.
Enjoy she did a nice job.
MR OC and Mrs OC
|07-24-2013 02:09 PM|
A furthur search reveals that the above clip is part 2. Here's part one.
|07-24-2013 12:25 PM|
Very nice indeed. So quick to respond to power and rudder what a dream to dock in tight quarters. But you already Knew that I'm guessing (lol)
|07-23-2013 08:33 PM|
WOW! Congratulations OC!
Ironically, I am in Hood River
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