It’s been crazy windy here lately. We expect windy days in summer as the trade winds blow through, but this seems like more than usual and it has been going on every day for well over a week. I looked at the weather report a couple days ago which said the winds were around 25 mph with gusts to almost 60 mph. It’s usually windier in the mountains so it’s really crazy up in Boquete. On top of that, it’s been wet and cold up there. Down here, it continues to be hot, dry, and rain free with frequent brush fires. Wednesday we were driven indoors because we were downwind of fires across the river that filled the air with smoke and rained ash on everything. Thankfully they burned themselves out and did not come close to our neighborhood.
Las Carnavales were this week so everything was pretty much on holiday for at least the weekend through Wednesday, though a few business seem to have taken off the whole week. Las Carnavales are a huge thing in Los Santos where tons of people flock for the festivities, but there were celebrations here in Dolega and also in David for the first time. Our small Parque de las Madres was fenced off and contained vendors, music and a dance area, and water tankers were around the perimeter ready for the traditional hosing down of the participants.
So, that’s the main news of the day around here. Myself, I’ve been cleaning out files and sorting through old photos, and found a few critter photos worth posting.
TIP (this is Panama) at the moment, or in a few photos from the past.