Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bye, Bye, Bocas

 We are leaving this morning for the San Blas after almost two months in Bocas del Toro. Staying in one place for a couple of months has given us the time to get a ton of work done on Bettie, but we have also been able to be a part of the community in a way that you just can't when only staying for a week. We've met many of the cruisers in town, the expats and the locals. We know where to get a good, cheap breakfast and have a favorite beach, a favorite beachside bar (Palmar on Isla Bastimentos, we love you!) and a favorite sloth-watching spot.

Nevertheless, we have been itching to move on, to see and explore some new places. Here are some highlights of the upcoming journey - Escudo de Veraguas, an offshore island which is uninhabited except for a couple of Indian families, a few fishermen and a species of three-toed pygmy sloth that's only found on the island; the historic city of Portobello; and crossing the ship channel that leads into the Canal Zone. It should be quite the adventure.


  1. Here's hoping you have an enjoyable, easy passage!

  2. Fair winds, and personally, I cannot wait for the pygmy sloth!

  3. Have a safe trip! Can't wait to see where the road..err..ocean takes you:D

  4. Can't wait to see pics and hear stories from your San Blas adventures! Those islands are really tempting us to head east ... :)
    s/v Bella Star