Travel Blogs from Isla Bastimentos
The time has come to tell the story of the "Old Point". Mickey, our freind and by far the most entertaining human being I have ever met, told us of a mystic place farther down the island chain. This mystic wonder (name and location omitted) NOBODY seems to have discovered yet, and according to the man "has perfect waves, crystal clear water, and …
... would love Rosie - I definitely want six or seven. On one of our journeys to another island we were alittle bemused by the driver who forgot to put petrol in the petrol tank! We got half way and the engine cut out. This was funny for about two minutes until we actually realised what this meant. All of a sudden there were no other boats around to help and we were just drifting. The driver began paddling but with only one paddle on board he was clearly fighting a losing battle ...
... for the rich folk staying in the villas! No-one offered us a lift so off we trudged. we then approached a steep hill, which had a sign indicating our hostel was at the top of, we set off like pack donkeys and came across more golf carts, a wooden shack and a large restaurant. This was Bocas Bound!
The next day we set off on our little boat trip and one of the girls from our dorm, Ida (Norway) also decided to come along. After picking up a few more passengers ...
... could buy a flght on one of the 2 daily morning flights to Panama City. The line for Air Panama was relatively long. We were the last ones in line and did manage to get 2 seats. There ended up being a lot of room. The flight back was only 45 minutes, compared to the 10 hour bus ride, and only cost $130 each. And the best part was that after takeoff, we turned around and flew right over Isla Colon and could see Isla Carrenero and Bastimentos very ...
... passed through very few towns or villages, but the scenery was ever changing, from lowland scrub to pine trees and moss and then back again to thick jungle, banana trees and coconut palms. We noticed that most of the houses on the Caribbean side seemed to be made of wood and many had thatched palm leaf roofs.
At about 3.00pm we arrived at the coastal town of Almirante where we left the bus. A pickup truck taxi transported us from the main road to ...
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