Trash and Treasures....

It was a wonderful day to collect sea glass.

I think these are the most

pieces I have found on a single walk.

Jim went out for most of the morning and I did our long walk.

The tide was almost at its lowest level,

the waves were bringing in new shells and glass!

I had a plastic bag with me and was able to collect

quite a bit of garbage as well.

The good!

The bad and the ugly!

This jelly fish was about 6 inches across!








White sands...

Here in our bay we have black volcanic sand.

It is a more sandy color by down by the water.

Over in Punta Chame the sand is a beautiful white.

Miles and miles of white sand,

populated with only a few shore birds and sea gulls.




Endless entertainment...

There is always something happening on this beach.

Lost flip flops, shore birds looking for food,

kayakers padding the surf,

Love letters written in the sand.

Endless enjoyment.


And just because this is a fabulous photo of my handsome brother Werner (L)
and brother in law, Richard (kneeling down) with a friend
and their 206.5 lb Tuna!
In the Baja yesterday!



Low tide.....

There is an amazing difference

between high tide and low tide here in

Bahia Playa Serena, Gorgona.

When the tide is low, there is a rock that is exposed about a mile or so from shore.

It looks like a humpback whale that just thrashes around.

The shore birds look for the little krill that

come in on the tide.

The walking is easier as the sand is very firm.

Another perfect sunrise.




Panamanian Homes...

They are small, colourful and mostly

have messy yards.

They always have chickens and at least a few dogs.

Yet they are somehow very enduring.

These are happy, friendly people.

If you just to say hello and ask how they are,

their face lights up with a smile.

Here are a few homes that I really liked.



Beach Clean Up....

Everyday when we walk the beach in the mornings,

we take along a garbage bag to pick up the litter left behind by the weekend crowd.

The litter problem has been getting better each year we come back.

You now can recycle and get a refund and that has made a difference.

We always give the beer cans to one of the local Panamanian guys that collects small step at a time.

This young boy even picked up after his little Beagle, "Juicy"




The beach...

The sound of the waves,

the movement of the water, the sounds of people having a good time.

Life is a beach!

Today was a busy day on the beach!

The tide has been really high and since this is the windy

season, you need to hang on to your hat.

But it is all good!



Wonderful coffee....

Panama has some of the best coffee we have ever enjoyed.

The climate and latitude

up in Boquete is very suitable for growing

these coffee beans.

Before driving back to Gorgona,

we went to the Artisan Market on the Armador Causeway.

I love these beautiful woven baskets.

The ships waiting to enter the canal.

Back at our condo,

a faint rainbow after a brief rain.