|We left St. Pete on February 20th expecting a quick passage to Panama, maybe as short as 8 days. As it turned out the weather had other ideas. One of the longest periods of high seas and strong winds in the southwestern Caribbean had other plans for us.
We ended up diverting for 36 hours to Isla Mujeres, Mexico to get spare fan belts which we needed. From there we headed straight to the the Vivorillos where we sat for 12 days. We made a passage to Isla Providencia where we waited another 5 days before the seas eased enough for us to make the passage to Colon, Panama.