Posted on August 23, 2017
Isla Parida and Exeunt
When it comes to checking in and out of the country, Panama can be, shall we say…casual. In some places, they stand at the dock to make sure you’ve left, but many people cruise Panama for a month or more without checking in to the country. We took advantage of this on our way out, and spent a few days in Isla Parida.
After a few days on Parida, we crossed the last bit of the Golfo de Chiriqui to anchor just below a wave-deadening reef.
On approach to our anchorage, we thought maybe there was a log in the way. No, not a log…maybe a turtle? Yes, a turtle, and it looks like it’s hurt…or tangled up in something? What’s wrong with that turtle?
Now we’re in Costa Rica, enjoying the fabulous hospitality of Katie at Land-Sea. So far, we’re finding things friendly, expensive, and wet. We don’t plan to stay long in Golfito; we hear there’s less rain up north, and we have family to meet in the Nicoya Peninsula, so we’ll save the zip-lining and rafting until September.