The part arrives
08 April 2013 | Nargana, San Blas, Panama
Pablo and Caudia at home in Nargana
We sailed to Nargana the other day as we heard via Teri and Arturo of Marine Warehouse, that the Ignition Coil had arrived in Nargana. There are two islands here with every square inch of both covered with houses and buildings. Although some of the buildings are concrete, such as the school, church and health center, almost all are made out of bamboo lashed together for walls and palm fronds used for thatched roofs.
We ran into Pablo and Claudio, a Kuna couple who had come by the boat in their Ulu with some Molas to sell. Hers are some of the most beautiful we have seen. They invited us to their home, which was traditional. They showed us how they made the Molas and all the work that goes into each one. She seems to specialize in using two molas to make "blousas" which are the traditional shirts worn by the women here. there are two Molas, front and back that fit tightly around the torso. The rest of the shirt is made from very light, airy printed fabric. The sleeves have very fine detail. An impressive creation that takes several weeks for her to make.
A fellow boater offered to take Isobel and I to the airport (on a separate island) in his dinghy to meet the airplane and see if we could find Axil, who is the guy who takes care of packages coming from Panama City. That day's plane was a brand new (200 hours) Kodiak bush plane, which the pilot said was the perfect plane for all the small jungle strips across Panama. And, Axil was there greeting new arrivals (two) and seeing off and American family who had been on a charter boat for a couple weeks. We met him back on shore and paid the $1 fee for shipping via air from Panama City.
Oh, and by the way, for some reason, our cool internet connection that we had through the phone, has failed... so I will have to see if I can find internet on the island. Some people have said that the school has internet.
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