it is Wednesday already?!

Every day here is new and different, but still the time seems to fly by. I guess we must be having a good time! I want to go every minute and not miss anything but sometimes you just need to slow down for a bit. We decided to chill this morning, do some computer stuff and generally relax at home. That was great until *poof!* The internet died. I have plenty to keep me busy but there was no more emailing, blogging, or any of the usual things that need internet.

But, I find it impossible to chill for very long especially when there are interesting things to do. We had our eye on the kayak, but decided to avoid the intense early afternoon sun since there is no shade on the water. We went out about 4pm and headed to Joel’s favorite beach spot where the bits of old pottery can be found. It is much easier on water, no trudging through sand and scratchy plants.

This photo does not do it justice

We paddled along until we are out a little ways, and I looked over my shoulder and almost gasped at the sight! I knew you could see the volcano from out there, but I didn’t think about how spectacular it would look. It is huge and looms over everything!

The lake was very calm and tranquil, and I was surprised at how warm the water is. It must be mid eighty degrees, about relaxing warm bath temperature. It is also quite shallow even a ways from shore so if I tipped out of the kayak I could walk in! Thankfully though our friends have a great kayak that is very stable and easy to manage, so tipping over was not a concern.

A mellow time on a beautiful lake


The sky in the other direction was beautiful too


The clouds look like they are spilling over the top


I let Joel off on the beach where the horses don’t seem the least bit concerned to see him


It is getting later in the afternoon and hints of sunset colors are starting to emerge


It seems to look different every time I look at it. Now it has a “cap”


A few minutes later it looks different again, and the sunset colors are starting to show


Joel gets back in the boat and we head for the house


I spotted this pretty bird when it flew in and was lucky enough to get a shot of it

We also paddled by some of the washing stations in the lake. At one a guy was out with his mirror and soap shaving his face. With that beautifully warm water, I can see why it would be appealing to go out in the lake as much as possible.

This kind of says it all – a lake, a boat, Joel exploring, and a volcano


We paddled the rest of the way home in this gorgeous sunset!


We had a wonderful time out on the lake and will definitely be out there again!


About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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10 Responses to it is Wednesday already?!

  1. John & Susan says:

    Spectacular pics.


  2. Suzi says:

    Looks wonderful… Qué rápido pasa el tiempo


  3. oldsalt1942 says:

    You people are having WAAAAAY too much fun.


  4. Carole says:

    Great shots, is it Chaney pottery that you find. We have some here we are always looking for in the sea when we snorkel.


  5. 4sarge says:

    More GREAT Photos – Enjoy


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