Monday, June 1, 2015

Through the Panama Canal to Costa Rica aboard Star Flyer

Riding the bowsprit (Star Clippers)
The Panamanian port of Balboa lies at the Pacific end of the Panama Canal. There are luxury yachts from all over the world here, but the towering mast and bright lights of Star Flyer stand out well above the rest. Stepping on board this luxury windjammer is like going back in time to the days of the clipper ships that ruled the waves in the 19th century. Ducking under booms, stepping over coils of rope, leaning against railings just feet above the sea, and watching sailors work the winches, are constant reminders that you're on a real working ship. Kris Madden tells of sailing from Panama to Costa Rica aboard the clipper ship Star Flyer.

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