Knights Inn Punta Gorda
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... of Nancy's artwork and Dave's tools and projects. Nancy greeted us with a pasta lunch. wine and gin and tonics. Lazing about the pool allowed us to catch up on each other's adventures over the past several months.
That afternoon we headed out for a tour of the area. We did the drive by tours of housing developments, yacht harbors and scenic views. That evening ...
... in the last days of April, when rainy season had ended but winter was fast approaching. When the sun was steady, you could sometimes pare down to sleeveless; when clouds and wind hovered about, long sleeves and a jacket felt very welcome.
We did experience some problems with the altitude, in spite of the coca tea and coca leaves. Nothing serious, but breathing was definitely impaired, we had a headache here ...
We woke late at 8 am and packed up our clothes, put our panniers back on the bikes and drove into town for breakfast. The only drawbacks to staying at friend's places or B&B's are, the time spent for breakfast really set us back on our start time, and not having access to some or all of our gear. In addition, B&B's normally don't have elevators, and when we stayed at motels we took our bikes inside our room, thus leaving our panniers on the bike. ...
Today we were off to Red Sox spring training facility at their new Jet Blue Park or Fenway South as they call it. We went straight to the practice fields and got to see some of the players. We took a tour and our guide said we were lucky as the star players were using the actual playing ...
... fighting the waters. Our friends were safely stowed on an island several miles from Bocas and would be brought in the following day.
One more major event was the biggest thrill for Mike. A friend from the marina, Jim of Against the Wind, asked Mike to captain his boat through the Panama Canal. Could we resist the trip we had been hoping to make? No way! So on March 20 we flew to Panama City then on to Colon by bus. On March 23 ...
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