Sapzurro–what an idyllic place

We arrived in Sapzurro this morning after a lovely, gentle sail (at least, we sailed 2/3 of the 120 miles). The night was somewhat scary with huge dark clouds and ligtning all around us. Luckily we only got some rain. On the last 20 miles the winds left us so we motored the last leg.

We were a bit worried entering the bay because we had contradicting charts and information (according to the Garmin chart we are now anchored high up the hill directly on the border between Colombia and Panama…). Close to the entrance we were suddenly in a high north-easterly swell that threateningly broke on the reefs on both sides. We had to go over some shoals not indicated on our charts, but friendly fishermen told us not to worry and to proceed straight ahead where already 5 other sailing boats were anchored. After passing the reefs, the swell magically subsided even though the bay is open to the North-East and we dropped anchor in the loveliest bay we have seen since Pirate Bay in Tobago. Clear green waters, golden beaches with palm trees, lush rain forest on the mountains around and the colourful houses of the litte town Sapzurro.

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  1. hermine hackl says:

    Nach der anstrengenden – nicht immer ungefährlichen fahrt –
    die belohnung!
    Klares grünes wasser – palmen am goldenen sandstrand . . . .
    Ich freu mich mit euch – lb. grüsse ! ! !

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