Panama (wikipedia)
Panama (wikipedia)

We explored western Panama before leaving for Ecuador

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Islands of Western Panama
Islands of Western Panama

Photo: amble.com

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Benao
Benao

The beach town of Benao is a popular surfing spot; it has been badly deforested.

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Cebaco Bay
Cebaco Bay

A fuel supply vessel aka floating fishing lodge

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Cebaco Bay
Cebaco Bay

On the deck of the supply vessel aka floating fishing lodge

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Isla Cebaco
Isla Cebaco

Large rooster fish that Chuck caught and released

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Bahia Honda
Bahia Honda

So flat and calm that Chuck could climb the mast to do some maintenance

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Bahia Honda
Bahia Honda

We bought fruit from Kennedy; our omni-directional wind scoop keeping us cool below and solar shower bag hanging from the rigging

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Tropical fruit
Tropical fruit

Pineapple, limes, and bananas

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Bahia Honda
Bahia Honda

Kennedy's sister and her family paid us a visit in the beautiful panga owned by "the rich Italian" on Isla Simca (her husband worked for him)

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Village on Isla Bahia Honda
Village on Isla Bahia Honda
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Isla Simca (Canales de Tierra)
Isla Simca (Canales de Tierra)

What we call a "flower pot" island - great snorkeling at the entrance to our anchorage

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Isla Simca (Canales de Tierra)
Isla Simca (Canales de Tierra)

Jean Pigozzi's James Bond hilltop villa and his yacht, Amazon Express

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Isla Simca (Canales de Tierra)
Isla Simca (Canales de Tierra)

Pigozzi's yacht, Amazon Express

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Isla Simca (Canales de Tierra)
Isla Simca (Canales de Tierra)

Deer on the beach every sundown

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Immature Cortez Angel
Immature Cortez Angel

Linda has been looking for this fish for years and finally saw it at Isla Simca (photo from the internet)

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Isla Parida
Isla Parida

Panama fishing boat from Pedregal

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Isla Gamez
Isla Gamez

Gorgeous beaches in the Marine Park of Golfo de Chiriqui

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Isla Gamez
Isla Gamez

Enjoying the evening on deck

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Western Panama
Western Panama

We anchored in Boca Chica for 7 weeks, provisioned in the city of David, visited Boquete in the mountains, and departed from Puerto Armuelles for Ecuador.

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Boca Chica
Boca Chica

Small village

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Boca Chica
Boca Chica

Fishing Lodge

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Boca Chica
Boca Chica

Fishermen sorting our their nets

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Caracara
Caracara
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Boca Chica
Boca Chica

Jacaranda anchored

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Boca Chica
Boca Chica

The entrance to the anchorage

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Boca Chica
Boca Chica

Hotel Boca Brava

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Boca Chica sunset
Boca Chica sunset

Jacaranda's blue anchor light

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Boca Chica anchorage
Boca Chica anchorage

Tiki Bar

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Boca Chica
Boca Chica

Tiki Bar with Jacaranda anchored on the right. Barbeque specials every Saturday night.

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Boca Chica anchorage
Boca Chica anchorage
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Boca Chica
Boca Chica

Bocas del Mar resort

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Boca Chica
Boca Chica

Jim and Kendall's "Little House on the Water"

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Boca Chica sunrise
Boca Chica sunrise

Howler monkeys chorusing in the background

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On the road to David
On the road to David

Squatters houses

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On the road to David
On the road to David

Squatters houses

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Ngobe-Bugle Indigenous women
Ngobe-Bugle Indigenous women

In traditional dress

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Horoncito City Hall
Horoncito City Hall

Small village between Boca Chica and David

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David
David

Large city with lots of services and several great supermarkets

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Kendall and Linda
Kendall and Linda

Kendall's bon voyage gift, a bottle of La Linda vino blanco

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Boquete
Boquete
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Boquete
Boquete

Lots of activities, specializing in quetzal-watching

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Finca Lerida
Finca Lerida

Coffee plantation in Boquete

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Boquete
Boquete

Unfortunately, two Dutch girls disappeared and it brought a black cloud to the town

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Boquete
Boquete

The Haven where we stayed

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Boquete Library
Boquete Library

Beautiful new facility

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Boquete
Boquete

A defunct rail line that used to transport coffee beans to the town of David

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Boquete
Boquete

Basalt climbing wall

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Boquete
Boquete

Pipeline Trail - the best place to see quetzals. Jason (our guide) and Chuck.

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Boquete
Boquete

Immature male Quetzal - he has a white tuft on his breast and no long tail feathers yet.

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