Aquatic Adventures, barro colorado island, central america, Coiba Marine Park, Costa Rica, Cruising, Lindblad Expeditions, Panama, panama canal

Stuck in Colon

I’m sitting in a little coffee shop in Colon. I just finished thoroughly cleaning the spa (it’s a constant battle against mold down here) and now I have some free time to relax and run a few errands (like buying some healthy breakfast foods). We just finished our first trip from Costa Rica to Panama. It went smoothly and we saw quite a few good wildlife sightings. Lots of monkeys (capuchins’ and howler’s), but the most exciting sighting was of a tayra, which I spotted on Barro Colorado Island in Gatun Lake (in the middle of the Panama Canal). Our guide had never seen one in the wild and she’s been living and working on the island for 8 years! A tayra, as I learned, is in the weasel family, but it has longer legs and are larger than most weasels. If our guide hadn’t told us what it was, I would have guessed it was a panther because it was big, had a long tail, and was jet black! Very cool.

I also used C’s underwater camera at Granito de Oro, a small island that we visit in Panama’s Coiba National Park. Here are some of the images I took. The don’t nearly do the real thing justice though…

Since our last trip started on a Tuesday, we now have four lay days in Colon in order to get back on a Saturday to Saturday schedule. Colon, as I have mentioned before, is not a nice city. I’m not sure what I’m going to do for the next few days, but I’m sure I can find some things to keep me busy!

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