Trip Start Dec 13, 2006
37Trip End Jan 31, 2011
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We decided to see a doctor which necessitated a trip to David--4 hours by bus and an overnight stay; however, despite an appointment on Monday, Nov. 15, the doc had to change it to Wednesday, which meant several more nights away from the boat
The bus trip to Boquete reminded us of bus trips in Guatemala--a US yellow schoolbus,packed with three people to a seat and every seat occupied. Lots of Gnobe (naw-bay) indians are on these busses and are identifiable with their colorful long dresses and bare feet. The dresses, of the same design, are all a different color decorated with contrasting rows of colored ric-rac around the square collar and just below the drop-waist. All the females where this style of dress. The men's garb is not as remarkable.
David is not a particularly enjoyable place, but our visit with cruiser-recommended Dr. Lucy, as she's called, was wonderful. We had an exam, a number of tests and a dermatologist visit all of which was accomplished between 11 a.m
More high winds and days of heavy rain this past week hindered our getting away, but yesterday we made the break and are now in a beautiful spot called Palos Lagoon where there's a small cruisers' restaurant, Rana Azul, open only Fridays and Sundays. We'll go back to Bocas in a day or two since we still have a few more days of paid time at the marina which will allow us to fill up with water and stock up on other provisions. Friends are joining us Dec. 30 for sailing in the San Blas Islands then on to Cartagena, Colombia.