Newest crew member- christian conaway USCD Student, international business major and robotics creator. Welcome aboard!
Blustery day for John, Anna and Kristen to become familiar with Celtic Song's reefing system, staysail and running backstays. We heaved to in 60' of water and 8'-12' waves and the ride was calm and steady. Crew performed super. Knots we applied today were bowlines, rolling hitches, square, round turn and two half hitches, and slippery hitch.
Celtic Song has returned to her slip after a week in Shelter Island boat yard. Thanks to Mortan Marine and Stan we have new batteries, refurbrished anchor windlass, new water pump in the generator, and new fridge system completed. Classes are back in session on Celtic Song.
What an honor it was to sail with John Neal and Amanda Swan! Everything about their program is excellent. The Panama Canal experience was magical. We left Colon and came through the first set of locks on the Atlantic side, then anchored overnight in the Canal. Completed the second set of locks on the Pacific side the following afternoon. We snorkled the Las Perlas Islands for the remaining 3 days. I look forward to taking Celtic Song through the Canal. For more information and pictures go to: www.Mahaina.com