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  • Orchids, Orchids, OrchidsAfter having breakfast at Mary's Restaurant, (and you could do it much better, Mary) and observing public employees at work, we headed up to Cerro Punta to visit Finca Dracula, the orchid farm. Cerro Punta is located on the slopes Posted by katdill in Panama and Curacao | Jan 30, 2015
  • Journey to VolcanWe started out the day by taking our car back to Cowboy Dave's and getting a different one. It was making too many strange noises and we weren't confident it would make it to Volcan and back. So now we Posted by katdill in Panama and Curacao | Jan 29, 2015
  • Rainy Day in ParadiseWe got up early today because we were planning on hiking the Pipeline Trail, which is about 2 hours return to a waterfall. However, it was actually raining, not just the misting that we have become used to here. So Posted by katdill in Panama and Curacao | Jan 28, 2015
  • Rental Car Headache!!This morning we took Maria and went off to the Tuesday market. We got some vegetables and had a good time looking around. There was a fellow selling these gorgeous wooden cutting boards, made from sustainably harvested Panamanian hardwoods. Just Posted by katdill in Panama and Curacao | Jan 27, 2015
  • Exploring by CarWe started off the day with a Spanish lesson. Maria, our neighbour, had met with Maria, the gardener's daughter, previously and arranged for a Spanish lesson with her. The younger Maria speaks English quite well, but wanted to practice her Posted by katdill in Panama and Curacao | Jan 26, 2015
  • Walking to San Francisco PlazaAfter a leisurely breakfast and visiting with Maria and Lynne, we set out to walk to the San Francisco Plaza, which is in Alto Boquete. This is a part of the town that is up on the escarpment, instead of Posted by katdill in Panama and Curacao | Jan 25, 2015
  • Jan 24 - PANAMA CANAL TRANSIT We are about to get tied up to the locomotives that will guide us through the first set of locks. Our passage today was smooth and operated right on schedule. Scattere Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 6 | Jan 25, 2015
  • An Outing CancelledToday we were planning on attending a jazz afternoon at a restaurant here in Boquete. It was advertised as from 3 to 8, as part of the pre jazz festival events. However, on checking the website this morning, they had Posted by katdill in Panama and Curacao | Jan 24, 2015
  • Panama Part Three - Panama City(See all the photos [[http://s981.photobucket.com/user/danseal/Panama%20-%20Nov%202014/story|here]]. Password is the same as for the blog.) The final part of our Panama trip was to the famous city itself, to see the canal of course as wel Posted by DanAndBells in Adventures with Danny & Bells | Jan 24, 2015
  • A Long WalkToday we set out to walk to town to attend the Boquete Knitters and Quilters fundraiser lunch. Instead of walking to town, we were picked up by Jackie, an American woman who has lived here for 1 1/2 years and Posted by katdill in Panama and Curacao | Jan 23, 2015
  • Quiet Day at HomeWe decided to not go to town today - no need to shop and plenty of vegies from the market to eat. Have to eat so there is room in the fridge for more!! Don did some more weeding and digging Posted by katdill in Panama and Curacao | Jan 22, 2015
  • Shortcut to TownFor everyone who is wondering about Marie's scorpion bite, she is fine. Here she is this morning: [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/450549/DSC07501.jpg caption=Her scorpion b Posted by katdill in Panama and Curacao | Jan 21, 2015
  • Tuesday MarketEvery Tuesday there is a market in Boquete which seems to cater to the ex-pats and tourists. There are organic growers selling their produce, coffee farmers, prepared food vendors, artisans, etc. Lynne gave Marie and us a ride to the Posted by katdill in Panama and Curacao | Jan 20, 2015
  • Rainbows over BoqueteThis morning we went downtown to do some more exploring. As we were walking down the road, a car stopped to talk. It was a Canadian woman from Calgary, who was looking for some water, as their accommodation had run Posted by katdill in Panama and Curacao | Jan 19, 2015
  • Panama Part Two - El Valle De Anton(See all the photos [[http://s981.photobucket.com/user/danseal/library/Panama%20-%20Nov%202014|here]]. Password is the same as for the blog.) When we got off the bus in Valle De Anton we were a little unsure of where to go - the AirBnB di Posted by DanAndBells in Adventures with Danny & Bells | Jan 19, 2015
  • Panama Part One - Bocas to Boquete(See all the photos [[http://s981.photobucket.com/user/danseal/library/Panama%20-%20Nov%202014|here]]. Password is the same as for the blog.) After spending a few weeks being looked after on the tour around Costa Rica, it was a bit of a s Posted by DanAndBells in Adventures with Danny & Bells | Jan 19, 2015
  • Cost of LivingHere is a photo of some of the groceries we bought yesterday. The cost of the above fruit: Papaya 1.50, Mango 1.25, Avocados .75 each, Oranges (the whole lot) 1.00 Panama Posted by katdill in Panama and Curacao | Jan 18, 2015
  • Crowded BoqueteWe stayed at our place until mid-afternoon today. I did some washing, mostly shirts and blouses. It was so windy that the clothes dried on the line very quickly and with very few wrinkles. About 3 we left to go Posted by katdill in Panama and Curacao | Jan 17, 2015
  • Boquete Flower and Coffee FairDon started off the day with a little tour of our hostess' garden with her. She was inquiring if we had been awoken during the night, because our neighbour, Marie, was stung by a scorpion during the night. She was Posted by katdill in Panama and Curacao | Jan 16, 2015
  • Moving to BoqueteWe packed up this morning and after having breakfast, Harvey picked us up and took us over to the shuttle dock in Bocas. There we got the shuttle water taxi into Almirante, where we boarded the bus to Boquete. We Posted by katdill in Panama and Curacao | Jan 15, 2015
  • Sailing on a CatamaranDon had arranged a sailing/snorkeling trip for today, so we took the water taxi into Bocas around 9:00 am. The trip was supposed to start at 9:30 but the captain did not show up. So the owner, who wasn't planning Posted by katdill in Panama and Curacao | Jan 14, 2015
  • Red Frog BeachWe had a very nice anniversary today although very wet! We had Harvey, the boat driver, take us to Red Frog Beach, which isn't too far away. He dropped us off at the dock and then we walked along the Posted by katdill in Panama and Curacao | Jan 14, 2015
  • Trip to Zapatillas CaysWhile sitting over breakfast we arranged with a young couple to go to Zapatillas for snorkeling. Our hostess phoned a boat driver, Keith, to come and pick us up. So away we went out to the Cays. It had been Posted by katdill in Panama and Curacao | Jan 13, 2015
  • Bastimentos Here We ComeWe had breakfast on the veranda of our room, with the hummingbirds and other birds darting about. Just lovely! According to Wikipedia, there are 978 species of birds in Panama! [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/450549/DSC02791.jpg caption=Rufous tai Posted by katdill in Panama and Curacao | Jan 12, 2015
  • Arrival in PanamaWe flew out of Saskatoon Thursday evening and landed in Toronto. Had a very short night at a hotel and got up early to catch our flight to Panama. Don had arranged for a tour guide to meet us and Posted by katdill in Panama and Curacao | Jan 11, 2015
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