Riding the BusMarkus
25-Dec-2011, Portobelo, Panama
One of the local buses, that we took on our food shopping tour here recently...
The Tip-Top RestaurantMarkus
23-Dec-2011, San Antonio, Jamaica (posted from Portobello, Panama)
Now that we have an internet connection, a little flashback to our last evening in Port Antonio, Jamaica. Our friend Bill had just arrived from the US and we wanted to have a farewell dinner at our favorite food place in Port Antonio, the Tip-Top Restaurant (unique - you have to check it out if you're ever there). By the time we got there however, Owen, the chef, was just closing up the kitchen for the day. Based on a conversation we had earlier he had expected us a day earlier and was planning on leaving early this night. After much regretting on all sides he opened up the kitchen again and we had a fabulous and fun meal (his version of "Chicken Chop-Suey" - as Bill put it: "The Caribbean version of the American bastardization of a Chinese dish"), with Sgt. Lorenzo from the local police force stepping in as the waiter. A very fond memory of a beautiful place with some very nice people...
Back to CivilizationMarkus
21-Dec-2011, Portobelo, Panama
We weighed anchor in Porvenir yesterday (20DEC) at daybreak, after checking out of the San Blas Islands there the day before. A fast (by our standards) 55nm later we dropped the hook in Portobelo, about 20nm NE of Colon. We had originally planned to stay in the San Blas a few days longer, but with seas building across the entire Caribbean and us slowly running out of supplies, yesterday seemed like the right day to move.
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