Keeping Social Distance in Panama

What can I do to make my day bright? Is it avoiding listening to the media?

I have watched so many YouTube videos in the last two weeks, more than I have watched in my whole life prior to this “Coronavirus Pandemic”. I did learn a lot, and found some really crazy and interesting things that I didn’t care much about but were pretty funny and silly at the same time. We are fortunate that we arrived in a Marina with decent WiFi speed. There are other marinas that we have been in that we either had to use a Simcard tethering a phone or even worse walking up to the office and sitting in the sun to a internet connection. Good internet connection = if not happiness then at least the illusion of it.

Many countries and Islands have closed the borders. We are unsure where and when we will sail. At this moment, we are observing the Panamanian 24 hour curfew. Each person needs to follow “Movement Restrictions” determined by the last number on national ID cards for Panamanians and passports for foreign nationals. My time for food/medication purchase is between 6:30 am to 8:30 am. John’s time is 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

The US Embassy in Panama announced on March 25th, “The Embassy is working to find evacuation options via commercial humanitarian and military flights for those U.S. Citizens wishing to depart Panama. There are no guarantees of these flights or the space available… …Availability will be based upon first-come first-served basis and will require a financial commitment in the form of a repatriation loan for the State Department calculated one-way fare to the destination of the aircraft, which is NOT negotiable.”

The boat is our home. We are here and decide to try and make each day the best ever. We have been taking on some minor boat projects. Right now, doing “Teak Wood Varnishing”. Next up will be waxing the sides of the boat and polishing all the stainless steel.

2 Meter ( = 6 Feet) Social Distance, Waiting for Shopping
Alcohol Purchases and Lotto Play have been suspended in Panama.
A few Fishing Boats on the beach near the Marina. At sunrise, fishermen return from the sea bringing fresh catch. With the new curfew, we are unsure if we can buy fish from them.
Before the curfew started, we walked to the fishing boats and bought some real tasty “Spanish Mackerel”.
Vista Mar Marina: 40 miles West from Panama City, Panama
Vista Mar Marina Golf Resort, San Carlos, Panama
Private Beach at Vista Mar Community, San Carlos, Panama
Vista Mar Marina Golf Resort Swimming Pool, San Carlos, Panama
Continuously Keeping Social Distance, San Carlos, Panama

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