Panama (wikipedia)
Panama (wikipedia)

We explored western Panama before leaving for Ecuador

Islands of Western Panama
Islands of Western Panama

Photo: amble.com

Benao
Benao

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

Cebaco Bay
Cebaco Bay

A fuel supply vessel aka floating fishing lodge

Cebaco Bay
Cebaco Bay

On the deck of the supply vessel aka floating fishing lodge

Isla Cebaco
Isla Cebaco

Large rooster fish that Chuck caught and released

Bahia Honda
Bahia Honda

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

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

Tropical fruit
Tropical fruit

Pineapple, limes, and bananas

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)

Village on Isla Bahia Honda
Village on Isla Bahia Honda
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

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

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

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

Pigozzi's yacht, Amazon Express

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

Deer on the beach every sundown

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)

Isla Parida
Isla Parida

Panama fishing boat from Pedregal

Isla Gamez
Isla Gamez

Gorgeous beaches in the Marine Park of Golfo de Chiriqui

Isla Gamez
Isla Gamez

Enjoying the evening on deck

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.

Boca Chica
Boca Chica

Small village

Boca Chica
Boca Chica

Fishing Lodge

Boca Chica
Boca Chica

Fishermen sorting our their nets

Caracara
Caracara
Boca Chica
Boca Chica

Jacaranda anchored

Boca Chica
Boca Chica

The entrance to the anchorage

Boca Chica
Boca Chica

Hotel Boca Brava

Boca Chica sunset
Boca Chica sunset

Jacaranda's blue anchor light

Boca Chica anchorage
Boca Chica anchorage

Tiki Bar

Boca Chica
Boca Chica

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

Boca Chica anchorage
Boca Chica anchorage
Boca Chica
Boca Chica

Bocas del Mar resort

Boca Chica
Boca Chica

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

Boca Chica sunrise
Boca Chica sunrise

Howler monkeys chorusing in the background

On the road to David
On the road to David

Squatters houses

On the road to David
On the road to David

Squatters houses

Ngobe-Bugle Indigenous women
Ngobe-Bugle Indigenous women

In traditional dress

Horoncito City Hall
Horoncito City Hall

Small village between Boca Chica and David

David
David

Large city with lots of services and several great supermarkets

Kendall and Linda
Kendall and Linda

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

Boquete
Boquete
Boquete
Boquete

Lots of activities, specializing in quetzal-watching

Finca Lerida
Finca Lerida

Coffee plantation in Boquete

Boquete
Boquete

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

Boquete
Boquete

The Haven where we stayed

Boquete Library
Boquete Library

Beautiful new facility

Boquete
Boquete

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

Boquete
Boquete

Basalt climbing wall

Boquete
Boquete

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

Boquete
Boquete

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