A Pacific Visit
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Tue 12 Feb 2013 22:38
The Pacific Ocean, Bridges and Bits
We left the city early and went over the Bridge of the Americas on our road trip
We passed a garden where a sculpture created works from scrap. A one careful owner and found Beard Road.
An hour and half away from Panama City, we stopped at a lovely hotel in Punta Chame. Full for carnival season, the prices went up from $65 per night to $125.
The hotel gardens were very pretty and we saw a mixed pink and white bougainvillea and pinks, quite something in this heat. We chatted to the hotel manager who was originally from Scotland and had spent many years working on cruise ships. We had beverages and a walk on the beach behind the hotel.
Our first proper look at the Pacific Ocean, views to the left, right and straight ahead.
A simple little village church
The scenery was dominated by the volcanic activity of long ago.
Each village and town we passed was busy preparing for their main carnival parades.
Modern developments outside the city were neat and well kept
On our way to the Miraflores Visitors Centre we went over the Centennial Bridge.
ALL IN ALL ANOTHER GOOD DAY