After cleaning mold and mildew from our neglected home, and recovering from our red eye flight to Panama, we departed our mooring at Taboga isle and motor sailed back to La Playita de Amador anchorage. Anchored off the lovely marina at Playita we enjoyed our ring side seats at the exit/entrance of the Panama canal, impressive ships coming and going with the worlds commerce seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. We also enjoyed the canoe races from Balboa Yacht Club to Playita and back. Young adults in their prime displaying their strength, agility, and seamanship. After three months of provisioning, boat projects, and Panamanian entertainment and camaraderie, we departed Panama via the Las Perlas Islands enroute to Ecuador for the rainy season. Getting a late start in early April of 2014 we were faced with adverse winds and currents.