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Tomorrow’s estimated landing: behind San Lorenzo
I felt like I had been beaten all over my body, this is what it was like from my bad launching attempts and landing yesterday. But my neck gives me no more problems and recovered, thank goodness. Just a bit stiff all over.
I spent the day off as usual on the computer all day, pre-planning and organising my legs ahead. For example, I had a talk with Capitán de Fregata Carlos Delgado, who was so nice to reassure me of the support from the Colombian Navy on the Pacific side. Thanks! God bless all Armadas in South America!
The German Embassy in Bogota with Helge Holleck and many other helpers were active to make this important contact Thanks very much!
For Panama, I chatted with Hennie Marais from Paddle Panama who will be supportive on the Pacific side of Panama (he has been living there for many years…) and on the (hopefully possible) Canal paddle. The Canal authorities are not easy to convince (yet)…
For the Caribbean side of Panama with the Archipelago of San Blas owned by the Kuna people, Scott Muller from Expediciones Tropicales is happy to be helpful with contacts and permits. A big THANKS to both of them!
Also, my German Embassy in Panama City with Katrin Lehman was very active for obtaining any kind of information for me, including an attempt for the Canal permit. Thanks!
Besides that, I wrote and read thousands of e-mails, uploaded pictures and tracks and all the usual.
I also enjoyed to be looked after very nicely by Jimmy and Jaime from the Capitania of Machalilla. Nice guys!
And I will always remember the time and energy spent by Juan Rodriguez and his assistant Rocio Guijarro from South Expeditions/ Travel Ecuador to get all the initial Ecuadorian contacts. Where would I be without all those nice locals?
I will be full of energy again tomorrow for another about 50 km of paddling north. Yehaa!