Wednesday, 24 February 2010


Thanks everyone for your thoughtfulness and messages of support.

The last week and a half has been a bit surreal, finding ourselves adrift for 36 hours and finally rescue on the high seas of Panama, (way too close to Columbian waters), a tow to safe harbour (a sportsfishing paradise in the jungle at Bahia Pinas), 200 mile sail over the course of 3 days to get back to Panama. Not at all what we had planned!

Bristol Rose will be hauled out tomorrow and we will be able to see the full extent of the damage to prop and rudder.

WiFi connection has been difficult if not impossible over the past couple of weeks. I'll get some images up sooner or later.


  1. So sorry to hear about your mayhem! We love the passion you have for your Shannon, and we too are owners of a Shannon 43 (#47). I have really enjoyed reading your blog. You are a few years ahead of us, but the similarities of our approach to things is amazing!

    Best of luck!

  2. Thanks for coming along for the ride (by blogosphere). All the best with your cruising plans.