PANAMA CITY

Last week we did a quick trip to Panama City. We all needed a break from the boat being on land and as usual, something goes wrong. The antifoul for the lady’s bottom didn’t work and the job looks shoddy. Luckily the company we bought the paint from are being very good and paying for the new paint and delivery costs….and another lift out to do the job again.

So the boat is back in water , finally. Although we will have to be lifted out again…..

So the bus journey is always rather interesting from Isla Linton to Colon. Full to the brim, windows open if you are lucky or when it rains the windows have to be shut. It gets hot and uncomfortable and usually at least one of the children gets sick. This time it was Alice. Luckily they are all pros in puking so it’s all very neatly and quietly done…….although fellow passengers gets awfully fidgety and worried……

The bus journey from Colon to Panama City is more civilised . Air con and soft seats.
The locals always take such a pride in doing their children’s hair, like this little one.

On the bus in Panama City - local child with beautifully decorated hair
The locals always take such a pride in doing their children’s hair,

Did some shopping for shoes and toys which the kids paid for with their pocket money. The sad thing was that James wallet got stolen from the rucksack, luckily little money left but his precious Pokemon card he got from Julian in Canada went with it. That was most upsetting!

Feasted on pizzas, access to wifi and air.con room

Alice with ipad taking advantage of the wifi
Alice taking advantage of the wifi

On the way back we went to pick up the kayak we bought as the main present for Christmas to all of them. The boys bought the paddles. Great thing. Luckily we got it back with Roger the taxi driver…..

The kayak on top of the taxi
The new kayak on top of the taxi
The rubbish is a big problem in Panama.....
The rubbish is a big problem in Panama…..
The usual chaos in Sabanitas on the way home.... - traffic jam
The usual chaos in Sabanitas on the way home….
Happy days.....Charlie's funky shoes.....proud of him that he doesn't care what people think of the pink colour but Chris is less impressed....
Happy days…..Charlie’s funky shoes…..proud of him that he doesn’t care what people think of the pink colour but Chris is less impressed….
The kids take the kayak on its maiden voyage - Great stuff!
The kids take the kayak on its maiden voyage – Great stuff!

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