With sails up again, we hoped the autopilot would continue to operate properly. But of course, it quit soon afterwards.
At 10:00, rip-snortin' winds started to blow. Jordan put 2 reefs in the main and added the small staysail (between the mast and the bigger head sail) and we continued to motor-sail and hand-steer throughout the day and evening, but at least we were making good time.
A gray and white bird landed on deck. Too pooped to fly, he walked the entire deck searching for a safe spot to rest, back and forth he went. Jordan eventually picked him up and set him in a small cubbyhole in the cockpit where he stayed for several hours before flying away.
Aargh! It's not a parrot but it is a sea bird!
We passed the Panama/Columbia border around 22:30 this evening. So we are now entering South America, a new continent for both of us, and leaving Central America behind!
Today's position around midnight: N06°41'62" W078°19'17"