Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Back in Portobelo

We are back in Portobelo, our fav town in Panama so far, getting ready for the big time - transiting the Panama Canal. We are getting measured in Colón and will be line handling for another boat this week, but until then we have used Portobelo as a base camp for provisioning and for an ever-expanding list of monkey business, i.e. the eerie sound of howler monkeys early in the morning and looking for the Panamanian night monkey (best monkey ever).

We heard about the night monkeys from Mother Jones, some cruiser friends who incidentally came from Texas just like we did. Two years ago, they saw the monkeys chilling in a tree at the fort on the left side of the bay, and they are still there! But this time with a baby night monkey.

These guys look totally alert, but Vlad took a series of photos showing them staring at us intently and then slowly falling asleep small child style. 


  1. Oh my gosh! Look at his tiny hand! They are fabulous!

  2. Sounds like you had a marvelous time in the San Blas. So excited for you guys to make the transit! I hope you let us know when you are transiting so we can watch Bettie on the lock cameras. :)