We have had a great day! Today was our first full day in Bocas. The boat excursion we had planned didn’t happen because there weren’t enough people, so we decided to extend our stay by another day and book something tomorrow. It was recommended that we make a short trip over to the next island and I’m glad we did. What a beautiful place!! Hopefully as you go through the photos you’ll get to see a little of what we saw.
Walking down the street near our hotel
You see people riding these rented bicycles all over town.
Habla Ya! my Spanish school. I had spent so much time on line with my teacher at this location it was interesting to be there in person. We arranged our boat excursion through them so we walked over to figure out what we wanted to do tomorrow.
We passed by this interesting house.
The city park
You see many people carrying other people on their handlebars in a variety of manners.
We stopped here for some lunch and got to enjoy some music from the guy at a nearby table.
This huge tree is in the city park with vines hanging everywhere, and many large bromeliads and other plants in it everywhere.
After lunch we got a water taxi and headed out across the water. The closer place with the thatched roof is where we stopped later on.
The first thing that struck me when we got to shore were the trees. What trees!! Joel is standing next to one to give you an idea of the size.
More immense trees! The ground was nothing but a tangle of their roots in many places.
There was also an amazingly beautiful beach!
As we walked down the beach we came across this swampy area of water in the huge trees.
The beach was right next to the trees so it was mostly shaded and cool, and very beautiful.
These little crabs were everywhere, mostly standing around and waving their claws. We also have a video which I’m trying to upload.
The beach looks like something you’d see in a travel magazine about exotic places. I guess this is an exotic place!
Farther down we climbed a little hill overlooking this bay with the waves rolling in.
Joel climbed down on some rocks just below the hill.
So beautiful! The water was very warm too, I’d guess at least mid 80’s.
There were so many interesting spots along the beach, like these old trees covered with bromeliads.
Our boat didn’t come back at the appointed time so we walked the other direction to this spot for a beer and a snack.
This seems to pretty much sum up the Bocas attitude.
We thought we saw our boat guy so we headed back to the boat dock. (It wasn’t him, but we got another water taxi)
Joel took this great photo of a crab we spotted on the way back.
Another photo by Joel of another cool crab.
Even if you live on the beach, one must have laundry on the line.
A big fancy house near the boat dock. The boat guy told us it sold for $1 million.
The connection here isn’t the fastest so I’m going to publish this, and when the videos finally finish uploading I’ll go ahead and post them. And then, I’ll work on today’s stories. We’ve had quite a day going various places on a boat!
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