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BAD NEWS to mess this up! Reef Labyrinth & Traditional Kuna Village SV Delos Ep 367

We decide to sail through a labyrinth of uncharted reefs while trying to explore a traditional Kuna Village! After weeks of exploring the outer islands we get word of a Kuna Independence Celebration, and apparently it’s cool if we rock up and join the festivities. So we pull up the hook and set sail East to Isla Tigres, a Kuna Village of about 1,500 people. After a very sporty sail through a bunch of reefs we arrive to find the celebration starting early in the morning. It’s a full on reenactment of the battle that gained the Kuna People their autonomy from the Panamanian government and a very interesting story. We learned a lot and hope you do too!

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Perfectly Cooked Eyeball & A Broken Toilet. SV Delos Ep 366

What does a broken toilet, a perfectly cooked eyeball , and kite surfing all have in common? We wake up to find ourselves in a picture perfect anchorage known as the Hot Tub. My morning routine is interrupted by a terrible noise from the forward head. Yep, it’s a code brown…. Well there goes my peaceful morning. The day greatly improves as we find ourselves exploring our very own little island, which we share with nothing more than a few pelicans. Seirra becomes a beachcomber and collects a bunch of treasures before we drag her back home, only to return shortly to a beach-cruiser BBQ where Plukky feeds Kazaa a perfectly cooked fish eyeball. My day only improves when Plukky convinces me to quite work early for the day and instead head out for a kiting session!

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KICKED OUT – A Strange encounter in San Blas. – SV Delos Ep. 365

We try to tread lightly in the places we travel, and respect the local laws and traditions. But sometimes things go sideways. In today’s video we decide to leave the outer islands of the San Blas and anchor close to a large non-traditional Kuna Village. We start out by exploring a local river (Rio Diablo) by dinghy. Everything is going to plan until we realize that the water level is incredibly low and the river becomes too shallow for our dinghy. We eventually run aground and have a quick swim before retreating downstream. Nothing ventured nothing gained but we end up having a great time. Then things take a sudden turn. Needing fresh fruit and vegetables we venture into the closest village of Nargana, where our friend Julian we met in the river says he owns a fruit and vegetable stand. Upon approaching the dock we are waved away and told to dock on the other side of the bridge on another island. We go ashore to find an eerily abandoned feeling village blasting music with not a soul to be seen. Wandering around looking for someone to talk to we are approached by a man that says the entire village is closed off to everyone. He gives no explanation other than that. He tells us to leave immediately, instead we end up convincing him to go shopping on our behalf. It was one of our strangest encounters out here, in a place where we have been normally met with nothing but friendly people. You can’t win them all I suppose. Not liking the vibe we return to Delos with our meager supply of carrots and onions and set sail, not really knowing where we are going. Just knowing that we didn’t want to stay. Such is Sailing Life sometimes.

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NOMADIC & FREE: Family Life at Sea! SV Delos Ep. 364

Constant travel has it’s pro’s and con’s, just like everything in life and we alter our routine to keep things fresh. After weeks alone drifting from island to island we decide to join the social cruising scene of San Blas, Panama. We sail to Isla Cambombia in search of fellow sailors, fresh vegetables, and also a bit of Kuna Mola shopping. We get restless quickly and move to another anchorage where we discover a magical island perfect for exploring and snorkeling!

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Parents Gone WILD! Is Snorkeling a Date? SV Delos Ep 363

After a few days exploring the surrounding islands we begin our undersea exploration. Fellow cruiser and friend Hannah is willing to take Sierra off our hands for the day! So we dedicate the day to exploring under the surface. The amount of diversity here is incredible and on a short swim around the island we spot dozes of species, all living their own interdependent lives. Hope you enjoy! PS- If you haven’t seen Part 1 yet please check it out at https://youtu.be/dQz69NObI0I

 

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You, Me, and a Coconut Tree: A 7 Day Affair! SV Delos Ep 362

If you had a week to spend on a Deserted Island what would you do? We anchor Delos at the incredible uninhabited Coco Bandero Cays, San Blas, Panama and make a plan to sink into the sand for the next week or so. We begin by exploring the beach, meeting the local fisherman, and cooking an amazing lobster dinner.

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DELOS Vs. PARLAY! (Bluewater Cruiser Vs. Lagoon 450) – SV Delos Ep 361

How does a big ole’ cruising ketch match up against a production catamaran? We meet up with our buddy Colin from  @Sailing Parlay Revival  in San Blas, Panama for a weekend of messing around in boats. When two boats and crews get together it’s always a race, and in this case an entire regatta 🙂 There’s sailing, beach fires, drinks, laughs, and lot’s of friends made. A huge thanks to https://www.instagram.com/lifeofjacob/ and  @Sailing Parlay Revival  for sharing all the amazing footage and especially drone shots!

 

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Incredible Island Paradise Found! We Might NEVER Leave San Blas. SV Delos Ep 360

We make it to the paradise of San Blas, Panama and promptly consider never leaving! Our first stop in this incredible spot is Cayos Chichime, where we immediately head into the beach to stretch our legs. We find swaying palm trees, golden colored beaches, and gin-clear water. The locals are super friendly and I buy a gigantic lobster to celebrate our anniversary dinner! On the outer reef a gigantic wreck looms, which begs to be explored. It’s the San Blas Ferry, once the Grand Manan Ferry from way up north. It’s an incredible story how it ended up washed up on this reef, and you’ll have to watch the video to find out how! After a few days in this chill spot we set sail to Cayos Holandes to meet up with our buddy Colin from Parlay Revival for a weekend cruiser regatta.

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Sea-Sick as a DOG Sailing to San Blas Panama. – SV Delos Ep. 359

In this episode we explore the nature of seasickness, and with the sea-state resembling a washing machine we have our task cut out for us. With 200 NM ahead of us we set sail at night to make our passage to the San Blas Islands. Instead of a sailing family we become a puking family and struggle to safely navigate Delos, while taking care of a sick baby, all while we feel like we’re going to toss our cookies ourselves! In the end we pull it together and make landfall at sunrise in the amazing San Blas Islands!

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Swarmed by Cayucos & The Coconut Telegraph in Effect! SV Delos Ep 358

Months of planning and preparation are complete and we’re off the dock and cruising again! Topped up with veggies and fruit we immediately depart Bocas Del Toro for the San Blas Islands. En-route we end up in BlueField Lagoon, a little known but very calm and peaceful lagoon in the middle of no where. We’re immediately swarmed by Cayucos who are excited and surprised to see us. They sell us lobster, and ask for pencils and books for their kids. I decide to take a picture with our instant camera and word spreads like wild fire! Before we know it Delos is swarmed by cayucos all wanting to have their photo taken. The Coconut Telegraph is in full effect and word is spreading FAST 🙂 Right up until I run out of instant camera film. We also get taken to a pretty sweet waterfall by a couple of kids that’s actually in their backyard.

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Sadly 😭THIS ISN’T a Coral Reef 🐠 SV Delos Ep 357

We find an unexpected surprise on the bottom of Delos 🙂  The race to get off the dock heats up! We tackle the last of our project list which includes cleaning Delos’s bottom which has turned into an artificial reef of sorts. I’ve never seen anything like this! The soft growth is at least 8 inches long in places and it takes a few hours of hard work to clean her up. We head into town for a quick provisioning mission and I fix a last minute fuel leak before we finally untie the lines and back to our natural place floating around!

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I can’t believe we found it! SV Delos Ep 356

After hearing a rumor of a bat cave running deep under the island we decide to seek it out. We spend the afternoon searching by dinghy and finally run across a man living on the edge of the jungle with his family. It just so happens that the cave is on his families land and he’s willing to guide us! He leads us through a narrow, winding jungle river followed by a muddy walk through the jungle where we find the entrance to the cave. We put on our cave gear (swim suits and headlamps) and are led through the darkness into a cave full of spiders and bats complete with a river running through it! After another 30 minutes of walking we reach the end of the cave and take a swim in a cold fresh water pool. Sierra loves it!

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Off-Grid Private Island House with SHARKY neighbors & MorMor Visits! SV Delos Ep 355

MorMor arrives fresh off the plane from Sweden! We visit a friend’s off-grid over-water house complete with resident nurse shark population for amazing snorkeling, and I replace some of the crusty old lines on Delos with fresh and snazzy new ones.

After MorMor (Karin’s mom) arrives from Sweden we decide to set out on an adventure into the mangroves. As we come around the corner I spot a house and head in to take a closer look. It turns out that it actually belongs to someone we know and she invites us up for a tour of her private island, which has an amazing house built over the water complete with a resident nurse shark population. Sierra gets to snorkel with her first shark and she loves it! After snorkeling and exploring I decide to wakeboard back to Delos to tackle a project of replacing the running rigging on Delos.

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Living our BEST LIFE & Watermaker DIY | SV Delos Ep 354

Dashing for the border, exploring the jungle, swimming in mangroves, and repairing our water maker is all in a few days work out here. Super-mom Kazza only got 30 days on her Panamanian Visa. So we dash for the border and cross our fingers that we’ll get to stay longer! We make it safely back into Panama and after a bit of jungle exploring on our little island we go on a dinghy adventure deep into the mangroves where we experiment with our new over/under camera housing. We get some fantastic shots and Baby Nuggs has an incredible time swimming in the clear waters. I decide to tackle our watermaker troubles and end up replacing the membranes. We are now cranking our amazing quality drinking water and Delos has never been closer to leaving the dock for the season!

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Boat Project DISASTERS! SV Delos Ep 353

In this episode we nearly sink Delos with fresh water, the damn toilet gets blocked and sprays poop everywhere, the cheaply built grey water pump gear shears off, the fresh water pump quits, and the new pump is too high pressure and ends up blowing the faucet off the sink. Oh yeah, and Sierra gets peed on by a monkey. Such is boat life! At least we’re in a beautiful place and able to keep our spirits high with walks on the beach and exploring the jungle wildlife here in Panama.

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Sweden’s STRANGEST Things! 🇸🇪 SV Delos Ep 352

In this episode we taste rotten fish (surströmming), drink aquavit, and Brian shares his favorite Swedish words 🙂 After 3 days of traveling via boat, taxi, and plane it’s time for Brian to share his favorite (and not so favorite) things about Sweden!

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Goodbye Delos! We’re off… Sailing Vessel Delos Ep 351

Over the past 18 months we’ve sailed 7,000 NM and visited 7 different countries! Now the task at hand it to prepare Delos for long term storage in the Panamanian jungle before we fly to Sweden to visit family. There are many things to be done including folding sails, vacuum bagging clothes and food, and of course servicing the mechanical components and water maker to make sure everything functions when we return. In between preparations we take a few moments to enjoy our beautiful surroundings and reflect on the amazing, incredible time we’ve had onboard with The Little Nugget.

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The Hardest Part of Sailing- (Bye Bye Taylor) – SV Delos Ep. 350

The hardest thing about this lifestyle is finding new and creative ways to integrate as many “That’s What She Said Jokes” as Possible … J/K it’s really saying “Until we meet again” to all the incredible people we share our time with! In this episode it’s time for Taylor to return home to visit family and get her own boat ship-shape and ready to sail for next season. We decide to head to a dock as we also plan to fly to Sweden to visit family. On the way to the marina we get hit by a 40+ knot squall. After waiting out the blow in deep water the weather clears and we arrive at the Red Frog marina where we immediately begin a long list of projects to get Delos ready for storage in the jungle. First off is fixing the fuel dipstick, which turns into a delirious debate of twerking and “That’s What She Said Jokes”. Finally the day comes and we bid our good friend Taylor Fair Winds and send her on her way.

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