Day 8 – Sint Maarten to Panama (Final)

Making Our Own Wind!

Did we make it?

We had to face the reality that we may run out of fuel before reaching water that was shallow enough to drop our anchor in.

If that were to happen, we would effectively be helpless. Without any wind to drive the boat forward, the current would sweep is east toward Colombia.

Not exactly ideal!

Classic French Madeleines


Famous French novelist Marcel Proust immortalized the Madeleine in his 1923 book À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time) . In it he wrote:
“She sent for one of those squat plump little cakes called “petites madeleines,” which look as though they had been molded in the fluted valve of a scallop shell … I raised to my lips a spoonful of the tea in which I had soaked a morsel of the cake.  No sooner had the warm liquid mixed with the crumbs touched my palate than a shudder ran through me and I stopped, intent upon the extraordinary thing that was happening to me.  An exquisite pleasure invaded my senses …”