April 26 – May 27 Portobelo to David, Panama

Filed under: Panama — Aaron and Amy at 1:29 pm on Sunday, May 27, 2007

    While in Portobelo, we camped at a hotel owned by a Panamanian woman named Nilda.  She had a small boat with a 15 horse power motor that she let Aaron take out on several occasions.  After our first week of sunshine in Portobelo the rainy season began and we were getting a hard rain at least once a day.  One day after the skies cleared up Aaron decided he wanted to take out the boat and go spear fishing at a trio of islands called Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters).  He was able to convince me that the water would be clear enough out by the islands so I went along with him to go snorkeling.  As we left the bay, the calm water turned a bit choppier.  As we made our way to the islands the waves grew in size and our teeny tiny boat rolled up and down over the dark blue waves. (Read on …)