Sunrise

Today I had the good fortune of catching this beautiful sunrise with my camera this morning.  I have included a close up and a shot taken from a distance. A spectacular way to start the day!

Santa Rita Arriba, Colon

This is a view of the port of Colon  taken from the side of a cliff in Santa Rita Arriba.  Santa Rita Arriba is a small town located outside the city of Colon.  If you are interested in witnessing exotic wildlife in its natural habitat, I suggest you visit Santa Rita Arriba. There is a quaint eco-lodge called Sierra Llorona where you can spend the night and walk the nature trails that have been cut through the rain forest.  Click on the link below to see some great photographs taken in this area.

http://www.fluidr.com/places/Panama/Col%C3%B3n/Santa+Rita+Arriba/only-photos

Hanging Out Together

These two monkeys were hanging out together in a tree sharing some “down” time. It’s always nice to find time to share with friends and loved ones.

Golden Oriole Nests

These strange looking hanging baskets are actually nests built by the beautiful Golden Oriole. This picture was taken at the Gatun Locks in Colon.

Monkeys

One of the things that amazes me about Panama is the variety of wildlife that inhabits this little isthmus.  These two monkeys were hanging out in a tree near the Gatun Locks in Colon.  

Rustic Comfort

At Sierra Llorona Lodge you will find a rustic comfort accompanied with personalized attention. This is a great place for families to stay.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g298428-d614398-Reviews-Sierra_Llorona_Panama_Lodge-Colon_Colon_Province.html

Sierra Llorona Lodge

If you are looking for a quiet, out of the way place to spend your vacation, then Sierra Llorona Lodge may be what you have been searching for. It is a quiet little eco-lodge wedged in the rainforest in the province of Colon. You can go hiking, bird watching, or just relax in a nice hammock.  Click on the link below for more information.

Early Morning Meeting

Here in this bustling city, business deals get started early. Any given morning,  you can go to any coffee shop or restaurant and find men in suit and ties, mapping out their financial future.  As I walked along the Cinta Costera early this morning I caught sight of a different kind of meeting.   I wonder what the topic of discussion was.

Huracan

This boat is named “huracan”, which means hurricane.  Panama, because of its geographic location, is not prone to hurricanes.  While others battle tropical storms and hurricanes, Panama is blessed with calm seas and soft breezes almost year round. Hopefully, this is the only “huracan” Panama ever hosts in its beautiful, placid seas.

A Fisherman’s Life

I come from a small town on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, so I am familiar with the toils of a fisherman’s life.  It is hard work that begins before dawn and sometimes doesn’t end until well into the night. Despite the arduous work, there is a certain peace that comes with this intimate fellowship with the sea.