Voyage 7123

St. Marteen to Colon

 

 

Day 1 - October 21, 2011 - Colon, Panama

At 17.00 the Silver Explorer left the pier at Colon and repositioned to her anchor position in the Bay of Limon, to wait for the passage through the canal tomorrow morning. The sundeck aft was crowded as nearly all guests joined us outside for a Sail Away cocktail.


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Day 2 - October 22, 2011 - Transit of Panama Canal

While we continued our way, a local guide gave a running commentary, and our naturalists were still on the lookout for birds (only 27 had been seen until noon) and crocodiles –of which three were seen!


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Day 3 - October 23, 2011 - Contadora Island, Pearl Island, Panama

Hundreds of pelicans, brown boobies and frigatebirds were roosting in the trees. The birds seemed totally unbothered by the zodiacs, so we were able to get fantastic up-close views.


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Day 4 - October 24, 2011 -  Punta Alegra, Panama

Drumming heralded our arrival at the Emberá village. Women dressed in brightly coloured wrap-around skirts (uhua), bead necklaces, jagua tattooing, and flower headdresses helped me out of the canoe and up a gentle mud slope.


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Day 5 - October 25, 2011 - Isla Coiba National Park, Panama

This island was World Heritage Listed by UNESCO in 2005 for its unique flora and fauna – and untouched beauty.


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Day 6 - October 26, 2011 - Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica 

One of the most interesting stops was the fan-leafed palm that is home to some of the tiny bats that inhabit the island.  


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Day 7 - October 27, 2011 - Quepos, Costa Rica

In one of the trees very high up we saw a group of eight howler monkeys. The group was having some leaves and fruit and the youngest were just resting on the branches.


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