Carnival and Fish Market
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Sat 9 Feb 2013 23:37
Panama Carnival and Fish Market Bimble
After breakfast we took a taxi into town and walked along the promenade enjoying the sun and the water features.
We are still getting used to the wealth and tall buildings.
Soon we arrived at the water trucks, literally watering the crowd.
The good natured folks enjoy the band and a good soaking.
All ages, shapes and sizes enjoy the atmosphere.
A hot dog stand and bike. The guards gather for the afternoon crowds.
Slush Puppy, the old-fashioned way and a lady dressed in bee colours.
We leave the carnival to go in search of lunch in the famous fish market. The gates are very appropriate, inside we find the place is huge. Every sort of fish, fresh that morning.
A roit proppaa Billingsgate me ol’ matey.
We go in search of lunch and see the size of the market from the upper level. There is much more outside.
We find the famed upstairs seafood restaurant, menus as placemats. Bear had fried whole fish, very crispy and I was brave and had fillet and chips.
To get back behind the security fence, to rejoin the carnival, the ladies had one gate for frisking, the boys another.
After a long day it’s time to enjoy our tiny roof-top pool and no guesses...........
ALL IN ALL A COLOURFUL DAY