10 March 2018 | Las Perlas Islands, Panama
Going ashore on an island requires taking a ride to a dock, a pier, or if not available, a beach that may or may not have surf, swell, crashing waves. We found a quiet section of a beach, and successfully made it ashore. We spent a few hours walking around the island on paved roads, seeing beautiful homes, island vistas with palm trees, and a few markets and restaurants. The big draw for today, Saturday, was an international invitational Sky Diving event that attracted over 100 sky divers from all over the world. Divers were jumping out of perfectly good planes all weekend long. They were a great source of entertainment! After lunch we went back to Julia Max, and then went snorkeling. The water temperature was a brisk 73F degrees. But we saw some coral and some reef fish.