Our stay in Panama and preparations for the passage across the Pacific took so long that they even started bringing tourists to us. I’m dead serious. Boats with tourists circled around us, while a guide told them that it’s a Russian boat sailing under the Russian navigation system GLONASS. Everyone applauded.
The main thing’s done: a cruising guide to the Pacific islands with the promising name of “Landfalls of Paradise” is bought at an ungodly price.
While preparing for a passage across the Pacific in Panama, we decided to test the operation of the GLONASS system. We turned on the GLONASS receiver daily and made screenshots of satellite data and took photos of the navigation display. We’re glad to share the obtained results with everybody.
As already written, Panama has some serious drawbacks. We are now dealing with the consequences of one of them. The matter is that Panama is a region of high thunderstorm activity which is second only to Central Africa.
Ten days in Panama City passed in a moment. There was everything.
Tears of expectation at the airport.
After nearly a two-month stay in Panama, we finally realized that Panama is not even a country of contrasts but a country of light absurdity … To be brief… holy crap.
Well, my dear, let me greet you all from the Pacific Ocean, Panama City. Using next-generation slang, we got a level-up – passed the Panama Canal.
We are very grateful to everyone who didn’t get scared of “convulsions of nature” and came to see us at Marsel Club. Due to this meeting, we even putt off passage of the canal and, as is known, whatever God does is for the best, as we met Sergei Morozov.
Here it was, the long-expected entrance to the Panama Canal. To be more precise, not to the canal proper, but to the port of Colón city (from Spanish Ciudad de Colón). Along with Panama, Colón is the main port of the country. There were as many ships as fleas on a mongrel. The AIS counted 99 and hang … Evidently, there was no more free memory space.