My Mini Cooper Countryman, aboard the good ship Dionysos Leader, is tonight enjoying the warm, tropical breezes in between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Sea. It’s due to reach the Panama Canal at 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) Friday, Feb. 1. Of course, I’m keeping an eye on it as it goes through the canal, then up the Pacific coast to Port Hueneme. Time’s almost here… I should have my car in a couple of weeks. Here’s the latest map.