Panama is a beautiful country and there is much to see here. It is time for us to button up our boat and do some sightseeing. Our plan is to head up into the mountains for a cooler climate, hiking, relaxing (oh yeah, we really need that :) ) and a change of scenery. We love our boat but getting a little "land time" is nice. We are leaving the Bocas del Torro Archipielago heading across the Talamanca Mts. to the town of David. Here we will rent a car and drive up to Volcan Baru. And after that who knows?
Leaving Bocas del Torro takes a bit of planning. We are leaving our boat at the Red Frog Marina on the island of Bastimentos. From here we take a water taxi to the next island of Isla Colon and the main town of Bocas del Toro. Another water taxi ride will take us to the mainland Panama town of Almirante. We are splurging on a cab for the 3.5 hour trip across the mountains. We are lucky our friends Liz and Craig are heading in the same direction and we split the cab fare of $120 US. Ouch! But, hey, we are on vacation.
We try to travel light but still end up with two heavy bags. No wheels!
Delicious red bananas
Malay Apple Tree (mountain apple). A bit tart otherwise very tasty.
Enormous elephant ears
After a day of shopping in David we head to the bus station where we see this great chick display....hope you are not disappointed!
We arrive back at our boat and love sleeping in our own bed again.
Where to now? Not sure. We'll let you know.
Adios from Panama,
Anne and Steve
S/V Fine Line