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Day 119 - Taganga

COLOMBIA | Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | Views [155]

Spent the morning in Santa Marta then headed to Taganga for some beach time & to catch up with our friend Henrique from our San Blas trip. It was a gorgeous sunny day on Colombia's Caribbean coast, not a cloud in the sky & the perfect setting ... Read more >

Day 118 - Santa Marta

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | Views [181]

Ran out to Boca Grande to start the day and was duly rewarded with the company of around 100 Colombian Navy personnel jogging through the water next to me. Back at the hostel Becky & I cooked up a tasty breakfast & then set out in search of ... Read more >

Day 117 - Cartagena

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | Views [135]

Managed to start the day with a run from Old Town to the Marina. It was so bloody hot I don't think I cooled down all day & given I hadn't run since Santa Catalina it was a bit more of an effort than usual! Headed for strong Colombian coffee &... Read more >

Day 116 - Cartagena

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | Views [267]

Arrived to see the city lights and sounds of cartagena at around 2.35am. After a small celebration of our arrival on deck we all headed back to sleep through to sunrise. After breakfast we said goodbye to The Perle & were firmly back on land &... Read more >

Day 115 - 80 Miles from Colombia

PANAMA | Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | Views [240]

Day 2 on the open seas. We have just kept rocking to & fro, holding onto whatever doesn't move & timing our movements with lulls in the waves. Everyone seems a little tired & suffering a bit of cabin fever but all remains on track. We ... Read more >

Day 114 - 190 Miles to Colombia

PANAMA | Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | Views [285]

Becky & I still felt pretty rubbish when we woke up but started to turnaround as we left the magical swimming pool to set sail in the open ocean for cartagena. The rough 190 mile journey ahead through the open seas had begun. There wasn't much ... Read more >

Day 113 - BBQ Island

PANAMA | Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | Views [281]

Woke up to blissful sunshine before 6am in the most magnificent spot I think I've ever been. We really are in paradise. Surrounded by tiny islands with lush palm trees, white sands, turquoise waters & a really lovely group of people we could want ... Read more >

Day 112 - Isla Waisaladaup

PANAMA | Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | Views [245]

Was blissfully woken up from my deep slumber on deck by epic lightening & thunder penetrating the blue black clouds & obscuring the sunrise. It was beautiful and made even more amazing when Mirek appeared with a steaming hot strong cup of Colombian ... Read more >

Day 111 - Isla Porvenir

PANAMA | Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | Views [242]

Sailing through the night we arrived in the archipelago of the San Blas islands at Isla Porvenir (the first of 340 of them) at sunrise. We were now officially in Guna Yala lands with the most important cultural lesson to heed being never to help oneself ... Read more >

Day 110 - Portobello

PANAMA | Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | Views [247]

Headed off from Panama City via a taxi to Albrook terminal, a bus to Colon and then a bus to Portobello to link up with our sail boat. We were meant to leave at midday and we had arrived at the infamous Captain Jack's hostel by 10.30am to discover we ... Read more >

Day 109 - Panama City

PANAMA | Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | Views [254]

Possibly still struggling with aftermath if Fridays festivities we headed out in the pouring rain to find a laundromat & then mission to check out the Panama Canal. Our cabbie on the way to the Canal was hilarious. He introduced himself as Mark ... Read more >

Day 108 - Panama City

PANAMA | Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | Views [215]

After our massive night we managed to haul ourselves out of our bunks around 11am and went to the Mercardo de Mariscos for a ceviche & patacone fix. We then ventured to Albrook Mall to stick up on a few things we needed. The air con helped alleviate ... Read more >

Day 107 - Panama City

PANAMA | Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | Views [214]

Started the day with a pathetic attempt at a run around Santa Catalina. At least it was something eh? We met Tony to drive to Panama City at 7.30 & stopped at the local bakery for breakfast on the way. After a tasty omlette & excellent coffee ... Read more >

Photos: Colombia

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Day 106 - Isla De Coiba

PANAMA | Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | Views [228]

Another early morning although today we had perfect sunshine to start with at least! First dive was at Dos Tetas, the second at Frijoles & the final dive at Mali Mali. We saw humpback whales again & today we also saw a nurse shark amidst ... Read more >

Day 105 - Isla De Coiba

PANAMA | Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | Views [209]

After an early breakfast we set out in the summer rain to Sueno de Pescadores (Fishermans dream) for the first dive. We saw humpback whales again by from the boat ' could hear dolphins under the water. The next dive was at sombrero de pelo (funny ... Read more >

Day 104 - Isla De Coiba

PANAMA | Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | Views [280]

With the date for our departure now correct we set off for a three day, 2 night, 9 dive tour of Panama's Isla De Coiba national park. Rated as the next Galapagos islands this place sure didn't disappoint. As well as Lindy, Zoe & I we were joined ... Read more >

Day 103 - Santa Catalina

PANAMA | Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | Views [137]

Turns out we got the dates totally wrong for our dive trip & showed up a day early! We checked into a new hostel, walked around trying to find wifi to pay for our dive trip & then spent the rest of the day in hammocks. Made friends with ... Read more >

Day 102 - Santa Catalina

PANAMA | Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | Views [185]

With our early start from David and several buses to connect through we made it to Santa Catalina by around 2pm. Checked in at the first hostel we found - Cabanas Rolo & had a lazy afternoon. I hired a bike and rode to Playa Estero which was nice ... Read more >

Day 101 - David

PANAMA | Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | Views [135]

Woke up early to explore Turtle beach & Long beach before we left Isla Bastimentos and to make the most of the morning before a day in transit. We took the ferry back to Bocas then another ferry to Almirante where we got a bus to David to stop ... Read more >

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