Kayaking and Snorkelling away
Trip Start Dec 14, 2007
300Trip End Nov 04, 2008
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So to make sure we didnt leave with a feeling of laziness we got up extra early (6.30 am) to have a good healthy muesli breakfast (there is a Deli store on the main street that sells products from all around the world, including German Muesli for less than it would cost in Germany itself. They also produce their own Bocas chocolate bars which are delicious).
First we rented to sea kayaks (same as canoes but with no top and wider to be able to go over sea waves easily). It was Veronikas first time paddling in a kayak, and she did wonderfully well without falling off once
As we did not dare take the camera to avoid wet accidents, a link to sea kayak is the best we can do to show you what it was like: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_kayak
With tired arms after all the paddelling, we hired 2 snorkelling sets (mask and snorkel) and the services of a sea taxi to take us to Hospital Point ($10 per head return), where we had enjoyed the reefs a couple of days before. The taxi dropped us off at the beach next to Hospital Point at 11am and returned at 4pm to take us back.
The experience was again magical, although we had a couple of frights with quite large fish which we were not sure what species they formed part of it...waving our arms did not seem to scare them away! One seemed to be tuna which is OK, but the other certainly had baracuda looks...it actually looked identical to this picture in the link and they live around the reefs of this area:
Funnily, when we arrived at the beach at Hospital Point there were "private" signs all over the place
Anyway...the end has come to this particular paradise in the Carribbean. Tomorrow we will move early to the mainland and cross the frontier to Costa Rica. We will most probably stay on the beach at the Carribbean side of Costa Rica and get a bus to San Jose (the capital) on Sunday. We need to be there early Monday morning to pick up our German friend Stefan and collect our rent-a-car which will be our luxury during 10 days.
Panama is definetly another country we would not mind coming back to (we have left all the eastern part untouched).
Cheerio for the time being.