Since my last blog, we have been very busy. We crossed the Panama Canal from Atlantic Ocean to Pacific Ocean. It was a lot of work preparing for the Canal Transit. Crossing the canal was a huge experience. We cheerfully toasted the success of the crossing.
After arriving in the Pacific side of Panama, I went home in Florida and sold my condo. I got rid of most of belongings and put the rest of my history in a small storage room (200 Cubic Feet). Then, flew back to Panama. My life is simpler now. Less worries. I can focus on sailing life.
We had an appointment with the French Embassy to get a long-stay visa in French Polynesia. It will take more than a month to process it. Once we get the visa, we will sail to French Polynesia and stay there for possibly a year. That’s why we need to have a long-stay visa. The French Embassy is in Casco Viejo (old town) in Panama City. We took this opportunity to rest and relax in a nice hotel in the center of Casco.