JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort
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... boat with 10 people and crew. The idea of being cramped in a small boat for this 36-48 hours crossing didn't look appealing so we chose the first option as this was what we were looking for and made reservations on this ship. In the morning we headed towards the harbour of Colon from where we would depart. It turned out that we were the only 2 customers on the ship which meant we would get a private trip! We met up with Jan the Norwegian Captain and his new mate / cook Marie ...
... renewal, Colón has sadly been left apparently abandoned by the Panamanian government for several decades or longer. Here is a very accurate article from the New York Times about the current situation, titled A Once-Vibrant City Struggles as Panama Races Ahead on a Wave of Prosperity: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/world /americas/frustrations-in-colon-panama- ...
... 8217;t believe it when I pointed out the windshields of the buses which are completely shielded with elaborate designs on a screen which leaves roughly 5-6 inches for the driver to look out... Then the really elaborate buses have lights and boas inside and out for extra decoration. Kenny said that some drivers even install LED lights and flatscreen tv’s on the inside of the bus for extra entertainment. Very cool!
Next we drove out of town to ...
... The next morning our plan was to have Taylor meet us, since he was arriving by bus from Costa Rica. He made other plans after meeting two German girls at the border and deciding to stay the night at their place. So we drove to Panama City and picked up Taylor, and starting making our way to Santa Catalina.
The day of our arrival coincided with the presidential elections in Panama. There were three major candidates running for the top spot, their party colors ...
... actually not delayed time wise as we arrived in Shlter bay marina,on the caribbean, Atlantic side at 1930 after a two day transit,the same as all the other yachts. Just that we had an overheating issue and our 'advsors' (we had three each day!) said we could pick up a mooring,then said no we couldn't as it was for big ships,but said we could could anchor.
It's quite a story ,so i should back track a bit., to our departure,which took almost three weeks to plan.