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Old May 5th, 2012, 10:54 AM
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From Steve, update from Panama

Hi all,

She's still here on the anchor, not to worry, you haven't missed the transit. The AIS transponder must be turned off at this time.

Ah yes, Panama....there is a law here that when a past-President of the Republic dies, there is an automatic holiday. Seriously! In my 4 years here I think I've seen 5 of them croak, and even "transitional" Presidents (ahem) that were actually in office for 4 days! They kick off and whoooo, another holiday in Panama!!! Incredible. Anyway, ANOTHER one passed away last night, so this coming Monday has been declared ANOTHER holiday.

WHy do I tell that story? Nothing, other than wow, what a crazy place.

Anyway, another paperwork hurdle was jumped today and it is now looking like Monday or Tuesday. And looking fairly firm now. So don't panic, it won't happen this weekend, and maybe it'll happen on the Special Holiday on Monday!

Will keep you posted.

- Steve

S/V Mandalay at anchor, Panama.
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