Hello again Boatblog® Fans,
And here we are in Panama City – Crossroads to the world.
Not only did our American friends build a canal through the jungle, but they built another Miami here as well.
Complete with fabulous restaurants…
Here we are with the crews of Cuvee & Kari.
And cool graffiti.
We trekked deep into the jungle to meet the Embera Indians, using nothing other than dug out canoes.
The Embera live about an hour’s canoe ride up the Chagres River in virgin jungle.
It was completely unspoilt. There was nothing to hear except the chatter of the tropical birds, the howling of the howler monkeys, and the gentle swish of the traditional Suzuki 4 stroke.
When we arrived at the village we were greeted by the band.
Served lunch in banana leaves,
and had the opportunity to buy traditional artefacts.
Ju was very pleased with his tattoo.
The Embera build their house on stilts to cope with the flooding that happens on a pretty regular basis.
Perhaps they should try that in Tewkesbury.
Then it was back down the river…
…in time to get the boat prepared for our trip to the Las Perlas islands where we are writing this now.
Though of course you can’t visit Panama and not buy a Panama Hat!
Just time for some arty farty photos…
and then it’s off to The Galapagos.
To The Pacific & Beyond!
Ju & Lyn