February was a sad time for us with the confirmation of our friend, fellow cruiser Don North's murder in San Blas (Kuna Yala). We understand a suspect has been apprehended. The story can be found at www.Panama-Guide.com dated Feb.15th, 2011.
Our sincerest condolences to Don's family, especially his nephew Ezra who he fondly spoke of on a regular basis. We read of rare insidents where cruiser's are at the right place but the wrong time and this is one of those times.
Don be-friended us and many others in the Chichime, San Blas anchorage where he would come to introduce himself and "Kuna" his canine buddy aboard his kayak. We began calling him "Mayor Don" as he regularly checked on all crusiers anchored in the bay. We truly will miss him.