Panama/Costa Rica, June 2006


My GAP tour group: Adam, Nicola, Andrea, Roppar, Jane, Nancy, and me.

At the Miraflores Locks on the Panama Canal.

The locks operate and everything.

Panama City has a suprisingly large number of high rises.

At El Valle. I loved the atmospherics.

Mantequilla, the horse I rented for an hour.

Our guide, Juan, shows us the petroglyphs.

At the high point of the India Dormida hike.

The group.

A pretty butterfly along a Boquete hike.

The river (before rain).

The river (after rain)

Coffee fields at the coffee plantation tour.

The latest in coffee processing technology.

Lots of coffee.

The cottage where we swam in Bocas del Toro.

Hammocks are underutilized in the US.

We saw lots of neat coral while snorkeling.

We visited the Ngobe people in their indigenous village.

Thatched roof cottages.

The single phone in the indigenous village.

Polo Beach in Bocas del Toro

Bananas near the Costa Rica border.

Mosquito netting on my bed in Puerto Viejo, Puerto Rico.

Craft stands in Puerto Viejo.

A sloth on the ground! (They leave the trees once a week to poop.)

The bike was in the way, so he crawled over it.

© Lynn Garcowski (nee Lynn Revette) 2004