Saturday, January 2, 2010

Exploring Panama Pictures

Maria is holding the bark from a tree - notice the nice sharp spikes!

Leaf cutter ants marching with their leaves to who knows where

Wildlife in Panama - why Steve runs fast!

The harbor at Portobelo - where the Spanish loaded their ships with the immense wealth from the new world (and the pirates tried to take it)

A street scene from the once magnificent Portobelo

The cannons are silent at the forts in Portobelo, Panama

One of the Spanish forts at the harbor in Portobelo, Panama

Our friends on S/V Stray Kitty transiting Mira Flores lock at the Panama Canal going toward the Pacific Ocean with the huge Dockwise Yacht Transport ship behind them. The view is looking back towards the Caribbean Sea.

Another view of Mira Flores locks with the tourist boat Discovery in the foreground and three smaller vessels behind it.

Inside Fort Lorenzo's chambers

Fort Lorenzo (1597) - overlooking the mighty Chagres River

A quick picture of the town - Colon, Panama

The mighty Chagres River from Fort Lorenzo. This is where all the gold and silver were transported by the Spanish and plundered by the pirates.
Where have all the pirates gone,
Long long time ago...

The Black Christ at Portobelo, Panama in the golden cage

A local bus in Panama - note the big silver exhausts at the back!

Fins to the left!!!

Our bus that takes us shopping from the marina

El Diablo Beach near the marina in Colon

Aspen at the Dock in Shelter Bay Marina at the Panama Canal

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