After a great and rather too exciting sail from Portobello, we are now in Shelter Bay and ready to explore this part of Panama. As we approached the Christobal entrance, we radioed for clearance to enter the breakwater and were given permission to proceed. We then had the unnerving experience of finding a tanker, which we thought was at anchor (hence being given permission to proceed) on its way out. Memories of racing with the PCC in the Bristol Channel sprang to mind as we took avoiding tactics. Thanks to Makani for the great photos.
Addendum ..... OK, it's a container carrier not a tanker ... we weren't so much worried about the contents as the size!