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After trying to speak to the ferry company and BMW without success we left with the intention of reaching Neiley which is just before the border into Panama. The road was in great shape and with the only exception of a fallen tree which had blocked the road we had no delays so decided to head for the border and get into Panama.
The view of …
... relieved the pain with delicious iced coffees! After lunch we headed out on our coffee tour. It was to the Dos Jefes finca where they produced Luna coffee. Our guide was a fellow Canadian who had lived and worked on the farm for over 10 years. It was nice to walk around the farm and see how it is grown. It seems most of the coffee farms in Panama are small specialty farms that produce only really enough coffee to sell themselves, or else they sell the green beans ...
... this means a good squatting position. Not TOO low, but not too high either! Too many twists, turns and bumps for that.... Since the one (if you are lucky 2) handles provided in the bathroom are probably disgusting and wet with some weird black sticky stuff, it is best to just push the side of one foot hard up against one wall and do the same with the other. Now you are planted so unzipping will be easier... Squatting with a toilet seat that won’t stay down over a toilet that is ...
... turtles landing on the beach. Their job is to record the exact location of the nest, count the eggs, and measure the turtle’s size, as well as keep people off the beach between dusk and dawn (except for those in guided groups). While we waited, we looked at the tracks the turtle had made up the beach, as wide as my arm span, and very conspicuous in spite of its meandering route which may fool some predators, but not human ones.
This leatherback turtle (the largest ...
... to have it somewhat under control and we weren't delayed for very long. Our trek up wasn't very fun, I was on the upwards bend of not being sick anymore, but Erich still had a pretty nasty cold hanging on from when we got back from Costa Rica. We found out once we got to the top that Judith wasn't feeling well still either! Apparently the hike up to Volcan Baru hadn't helped her cold get any better. The rest of the week really wasn't all that exciting, so ...