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Panama City and Contadora, Las Perlas – last preparations before the Pacific

Mercado de Mariscos in Panama City

Mercado de Mariscos – a massive choice of fish and seafood!
… and on the outside there is a large choice of cheap fish restaurants, but pay attention to where the smell is ok before sittting down 😉
view out into the bay with all the fishing boats
in the adjacent Parque Cinta Costera there is a lot going on, especially on weekends

On the first day after our crossing of the Panama channel we decide to relax, sleep long and the activity of the day is visiting the mercado de Mariscos with Lilian an Hanspeter.

There is a lot going on, and after having Ceviche and Fried fish we stroll through the Parque Cinta Costeira, where a concert for the youth is attracting a lot of people. Continue reading Panama City and Contadora, Las Perlas – last preparations before the Pacific

Panama – Saying good bye to the Caribbean, hiking in the mountains and crossing the Panama canal

And in the end it goes fast! Our She San is through the Panama Channel and is now in the south of the bridge of the americas and surrounded by many small but also even more large ships.

We have done it! In the background the bridge of the Americas :-)
We have done it! In the background the bridge of the Americas 🙂

We are impressed but at the same time we have to get used to the new situation… The water is rather cold and turbid, the swell from the surrounding traffic is more than annoying, even for a catamaran, the fees for the dinghy are hilarious (54 $ for one week only to be able to put the dinghy on a pontoon in the marina and disembark) and the first two days looking for fixing and replacing equipment left us really disappointed…. but well, nevertheless we are happy to be through and look forward to discover the pacific in the near future 😉

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Panama – San Blas – beautiful weeks with family visit from Flavia, Heide and Pete

Enjoying Banedup, San Blas

Finally, the lancha with my little sister Flavia arrives
Finally, the lancha with my little sister Flavia arrives

Then my little sister Flavia arrives with the water taxi an comes on board in Banedup.
And even though she is tired with the jet lag and a sleepless night in the hostel in Panama city, the first day on board is full with activities. Continue reading Panama – San Blas – beautiful weeks with family visit from Flavia, Heide and Pete