This was the first of the Panamanian islands we visited.
We anchored off of Isla Seca without another soul in sight! Cooling off
in the cool, clear water was a huge relief. (right)
on your own private island removes all inhibitions. This voluptuous babe
was a member of the Quest crew! I think this could qualify for "What
happens on Quest stays on the Quest!"
we arrived there weren't even footprints! (right)
mango trees were growing wild here! And for people who love mangos they
were too much to resist. (left)
place in Costa Rica and Panama seemed to have beautiful flowering trees
was always cooking up meals and treats for us to enjoy on the boat!
This is the little village at Bahia Honda, Panama
we came into Bahia Honda we were greeted by the local people. These are
duggout canoes. You'll notice many of them need constant bailing!
of the local children come out to see what's up! (Delia's photos)
brought us fruit and vegetables for our travels.
Our next Island was San Jose. Another gorgeous (and
cooler) island with very interesting volcanic rock formations. (right)
hiked up a trail to find the local inhabitants. A German couple who had
come here by boat over twenty years ago and decided to stay!
we came ashore we met a German couple living a Robinson Crusoe life. No,
not the cute guy on the right. He belongs to the crew of the Quest.
were offered a very tasty fruit drink refreshment. All the little toys
and items in the foreground were washed ashore on San Jose Island.
folks had their own herd of goats.
also raised hogs!
orchard provided pompellmouse (a lot like grapefruit). (right)
Isla Contadora (left) reminded us of the islands in the
lakes of northern Italy - very beautiful. This is a weekend destination
for yachts from Panama City.
The Island of Taboga (right) is called "The Enchanted
Island" for a good reason.
view of this charming island of Taboga.
of the interesting plantings on the Enchanted Isle (right)
were flowers everywhere on Taboga! (Tony's photo)
were grateful to have Mel and Tony on board. Tony was a trooper at sea
on our passage to the Galapagos. And we really appreciated Mel's special
knowledge of generators and electrical systems. (right) We were still
struggling with the generator at this point. However, all the systems
worked better once we got offshore.