Still enjoying the 5 star accomidations

Trip Start Dec 25, 2009
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Trip End Feb 13, 2010


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Flag of Panama  , Chiriquí,
Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Yesterday Elaine took us on a two hour Kayak trip through the country's largest mangrove swamp.  It was right out the back yard from the condo.  We totally enjoyed the quiet paddle with Elaine knowing just when to leave so we caught the slack tide in and rode the tide back out.  Lots of butterflies and birds. 

Jene continued his new found habit of tipping over, by trying to limbo under a fallen tree across the river.  I just barely made it and took on a little water, but Jene was just too tall to fit.  Over he went in waist deep, Cayman infested waters, ( not really we didn't see a single one, but it made a better sentence).  They are in the swamp and up to 6 feet long.  They don't feed on anything bigger than they are. In this case Jene being a big guy was a good thing.

We were back by noon and took a swim in the pool.  In just 20 minutes in the pool we were nearly sunburn.  I was obviously red in a few places.  This tropical sun is brutal.  Lunch at the resort and a nap filled the time till dinner.  We hit the bar, took our drinks to the beach and watched the sunset.  Dinner with Chuck our roomy, and Richard and Nina who live some of the good months in Fairbanks AK, made for good conversation. 

We are still waiting to hear from our Canadian partners Rene and Fern who last we heard picked up their bikes in 4 hours from the warehouse.  We really greased those skids didn't we!  They were supposed to get the bikes from the dealers where they had new tires put on yesterday at 2pm.  We had sent them messages via email that we wanted them to meet us here at Los Olas but have not heard back from them.  We think they have about a 6 hour ride to here plus an hour at the border if all goes well.  We think they will be ready to stay the night here.  Elaine has graciously agreed to have them stay at her house for the evening.  So Rene, Fern if you read this we are in Condo 101 at Los Olas.  We will wait for you here.  Jene and I are going to ride into David to retrieve Jene's pannier and hit the ATM.  Chuck our roomy is waiting for you to arrive.  We hope to see you soon.  we have no phone capability here so Internet is the best way to reach us.  Ride safe mi amigos!
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