We explored western Panama before leaving for Ecuador
The beach town of Benao is a popular surfing spot; it has been badly deforested.
A fuel supply vessel aka floating fishing lodge
On the deck of the supply vessel aka floating fishing lodge
Large rooster fish that Chuck caught and released
So flat and calm that Chuck could climb the mast to do some maintenance
We bought fruit from Kennedy; our omni-directional wind scoop keeping us cool below and solar shower bag hanging from the rigging
Pineapple, limes, and bananas
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)
What we call a "flower pot" island - great snorkeling at the entrance to our anchorage
Jean Pigozzi's James Bond hilltop villa and his yacht, Amazon Express
Pigozzi's yacht, Amazon Express
Deer on the beach every sundown
Linda has been looking for this fish for years and finally saw it at Isla Simca (photo from the internet)
Panama fishing boat from Pedregal
Gorgeous beaches in the Marine Park of Golfo de Chiriqui
Enjoying the evening on deck
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.
Fishermen sorting our their nets
The entrance to the anchorage
Hotel Boca Brava
Jacaranda's blue anchor light
Tiki Bar with Jacaranda anchored on the right. Barbeque specials every Saturday night.
Bocas del Mar resort
Jim and Kendall's "Little House on the Water"
Howler monkeys chorusing in the background
In traditional dress
Small village between Boca Chica and David
Large city with lots of services and several great supermarkets
Kendall's bon voyage gift, a bottle of La Linda vino blanco
Lots of activities, specializing in quetzal-watching
Coffee plantation in Boquete
Unfortunately, two Dutch girls disappeared and it brought a black cloud to the town
The Haven where we stayed
Beautiful new facility
A defunct rail line that used to transport coffee beans to the town of David
Basalt climbing wall
Pipeline Trail - the best place to see quetzals. Jason (our guide) and Chuck.
Immature male Quetzal - he has a white tuft on his breast and no long tail feathers yet.