Although the trip from Portobelo to Colon was only about 20 miles, it brought with it some tension. Colon is the entrance and exit from the Panama Canal and all the boats waiting and moving make things quite congested. The photo on the right is an image from our navigation screen display. Each of the arrows represents one ship. Definitely a place to pay attention.
We were booked in to Shelter Bay Marina for one week to allow us time to explore the area. It was also a great opportunity to clean the boat, do the laundry and enjoy air conditioning for once.