Panama City to DavidSteve
Our flight arrived in Panama City late Sunday night and we arrived at the hotel well after midnight, although we were tired we couldn't get to sleep until three am. After the complimentary breakfast at the hotel we walked a couple of blocks in the rain and decided to that it would be a waste of a day in Panama City and that we could rest in David. We took a taxi to the bus station and we were just in time for the 10am bus. It turned out to be the premium bus so it was a little more expensive at $15.25 each for the 8 hour trip. It was a beautiful, new double-decker highway bus and we were assigned seats in the top cabin. Since no one was sitting in the front, we soon moved there and sat over the driver with a panoramic view of Panama as it went by. We had a lunch break about half way at a bus stop which served cafeteria style food at very reasonable cost. The food was surprisingly good. We arrived in David about 5:30 which was nice because it was sill light out and grabbed one of the many taxi's at the station to the Hotel Castilla and after a good meal at the restaurant next door and a trip to the super market down the street for necessities (beer) we called it a night.
Hakuna Matata... We're good to go back to Bocas Del Toro, Panama!
Can't see them. Here's the close-up pic. of mum and baby monkey.
Bocas Del Toro (Bull’s Mouth)June/13/2011
Photo from Galivant.. monkey mum and baby in the trees..
All the joinery finished by hand with a little artistic flair using bamboo for kitchen pot lights, lamps and flower vases...
Let's talk a bit about living on the water.. We had a lot in common battling salt air and salt water (bolts rotting away), solar and wind power, batteries etc...
A Warm Welcome to BocasJune/11/2011
Anchored of Bastimentos Cays, Michele came alongside to welcome us to Bocas Del Toro. He was originally from Montreal, lived in Florida for a number of years and at present, lived in a home nestled next to a mangrove island which he may or may not own.. long story.
just another nice photo taken along the way from Tobobe to Bocas..
June/10/2011, Tobobe, Panama
Tobobe is an isolated village on Peninsula Valiant, part of mainland Panama. There is no electricity or roads. The town is connected by a long well built concert side walk that runs the length of the village that is built along a bout a mile long stretch of shoreline. We walked the length of the sidewalk passing well kept houses built on stilts many constructed with board and baton. There was no garbage on the ground and the lots around the houses were landscaped with the grass and weeds cut short. It was great to see such a well organized village after all the dumpy towns we have been through. Finally people who don,t thing the ground is a garbage dump. Along the pathway where bread fruit, lime and banana trees As well as pineapples growing in a small plot. The trees seemed very communal.
Fishermen huts on Isla Escoudo de Verges
Isla Escoudo de VeraguasJune/8/2011
Isla Escoudo de Veraguas an island in the Golfo de Los Moskitos. We didn't see any mosquitos but the no-seems were sure biting when we walked the huge beach. The weather had been calm which aloud us to anchor at this very inaccessible island. The local indians have temporary open air fishing huts on the island but no one lives here permanently. We had a couple of days spearfishing and walking the beach.
Photos of Euro and "Diva" bobbing up and down.. And this is a very calm night with very little weather and waves.. Can you imagine having to anchor in a storm, being pushed against the coast..yikes!