This and That

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.

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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8 Responses to This and That

  1. JulieAnn says:

    Kris — is that a black squirrel in your pictures? In some of the photos it looks much larger than a typical North American squirrel. Just wondering . . .


  2. indacampo says:

    The winds haven’t let up here either. Sinaproc wasn’t letting the boats go over to Isla Iguana during Carnaval because of the tide. That must have impacted some of the local income. And I think because the culecos were only running for a couple of hours every day a lot of people didn’t come as far down the peninsula as they usually do. Overall not a bad week. 🙂

    Great photos of your critters Miss Kris.


    • I wondered what they would decide to do because of the water shortage. Funny the decrease in getting soaked would make people not as likely to come. It’s like we never get too old to like playing in the garden hose, or the carnaval version of that.
      Thanks 🙂


  3. We were up at Finca Feliz doing a garden tour. Grey, rainy, cold, and WINDY.

    It was good to get back to Brisas and the sunshine and 80 degree weather. Yep it’s windy here and so is everyplace up here!


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