As you know from my last post, we spent a couple days at SeagullCove Lodge and had a wonderful time! It’s such a beautiful area with views of the water and the islands. I wish I’d also brought one of our old cameras. We went kayaking but I didn’t want to risk an expensive camera. Next time I will bring an old one that wouldn’t make me cry if it got wet.
This area is basically untouched. There is an occasional house high above the water, and one of the beaches had some Panamanian families and children. For the most part however, it looks unchanged by man. There are layers of rock jutting up everywhere at different angles, and so many colors and types of rock. Most of the rock is brown but there are patches of very black, volcanic looking rock, lighter browns, and even some patches of blue and green. There were some interesting areas where rocks were embedded like they had been mixed into molten rock.
After our kayak excursion, I went walking to see what I could see.
The view from the resort, from the top of the hill.
Looking out over the quiet water to the islands beyond.
There are gnarled trees clinging to the rocks.
It seems like everything has other plants growing on it.
Notice the bug on the rock. There were lots of these of all sizes, and they scurried off when they saw you.
This crazy looking tree was next to the hotel beach.
Some interesting rocks emerging from the sand.
Here are some of the rocks embedded in other rock.
More big trees clinging to the rocks.
A head of broccoli had washed up on the beach and the crabs were having a wonderful time with it.
There was black sand just beneath the brown sand which made for some interesting effects.
One of the many hermit crabs.
More interesting rock in the sand.
The pretty little crabs seem to be constantly cleaning house and tossing out balls of sand.
Some of the rocky shore.
An interesting rock formation next to the beach. There were a lot of round, gray snails on this one.
There was a thunderstorm the first night. Joel caught this shot just as the lightning flashed!
The dock leading out to the tiki hut.
Tide coming in late in the afternoon.