Archive for July, 2009

Harvest Moon – Pig’s Ass Porter

Found this on the shelf at the grocery store here in Bozeman MT!  Had to buy some; it was quite good.  So… we bought some more!!


Fourth of July

We were invited to Dave and Judy’s (of s/v Revenir)  home for a US-style Fourth of July celebration, complete with barbecued hamburgers, hot dogs, fireworks and lots of food and friendship.

July Fourth

A large group of expat Americans and some locals enjoyed an afternoon of too much food along with beer, wine or pop.


Hamburgers were barbecued US-style by Dave and his helper’s wife.


There was a piñata for the children to break and the party ended with a small display of fireworks that frightened the nearby horses and David and Judy’s  dog.

Sewing at Puerto Amistad

On Sundays, when the restaurant is closed, the cruisers are allowed to use the space for sewing projects.  Our first Sunday in Ecuador I got started on making new clear plastic curtains for the cockpit to keep the cockpit dry in the frequent Panama rains.  The old ones had served us well since leaving Mazatlán Mexico in 2001, but were ready for replacement.  The next Sunday was Father’s Day so the restaurant here was open for a special meal for the dads – no cruiser projects!  This last Sunday found 5 of us in the restaurant area repairing our sails.  I was early – before others arrived – and got the luff of our working jib repaired before the tables and floor filled up with the other sails and projects.

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Blue Bottle is getting its mizzen sail repaired after it got torn in a storm as they were leaving the Perlas Islands, Panama, while Gem is getting a new cockpit shade and another sail is being folded.