Boa constrictors, Alligators or Croc’sApril/5/2011
Photo of Steve's Permit that he speared just before leaving the San Blas Islands
"Kaya" showed up and it was time to do some serious fishing off the reef. This picture doesn't do this Nassau Grouper justice it was 33 inches long and had a mouth as big as my head.
Windward side of Island with Lion's Paw in back ground
A beautiful beach to walk around the whole island.
￼We were tucked behind this barrier reef that kept most of the swell and waves down. In the Caribbean you usually anchor with no protection from the wind. Without a stiff breeze you would die of the heat and get eaten by no see'ms . You learn to sleep with the constant roar of the surf.
￼There a many more boats in the Sand Blas than we expected but you can still find a beautiful island all to yourself. We spent about a week here most of the time by ourselves.
Rio Diablo with "Rachel"April/1/2011
"Rachel" Julie and Mark gave their guests the full treatment...It is a rain forest but the rain dons't last for long.
We hoped to see some monkeys and alligators but had settle for a lizard and birds
The Kuna people use these canoes in every day life on the river and out in the open ocean, sometimes under sail.
Another photo of the new dug out canoe parked along the river
Rio DiabloApril/1/2011, Nargana, San Blas, Panama
photo of dug out.. brand new
April/1/2011, Nargana, San Blas, Panama
Rio Diablo, Nargana, San Blas, Panama
East Lemmons, San Blas, PanamaApril/1/2011
Crab and Lobster season is over!!!!April/1/2011, Esnasdup
Photo of the only restaurant in town. Hey don't knock it, we ate here one night. We placed our order that afternoon. We asked if they would have enough to feed our group of 6 and they said "yes" no problem, however some of us might get a mix of crab and seafood.. We all thought, no problem. That evening while looking for a chair, I asked to see the kitchen and they proudly showed me around. It was well organized and very clean considering the state of the whole island. There turned out to be a total of 11 that showed up for dinner and most had ordered a medium size lobster. I was first to be served in our group and I before me was set the very biggest and tastiest lobster they caught that night (I shared it with Mark "Reach" who happened to be sitting beside me).. We all ate separately, as it was cooked then served and Steve and Charlie were finally served last (about an hour and a half later) but least ... They received something.. It was mostly cabbage with the juice of seafood..(scratch the last but not least bit!).
Sailing in the waters of Panama for a while!