Panama: Sailfish, Baby!May 22, 2011
Today was another great great great day here in our tropical island Shangri-La.
Troy and Bob along with Captains Junior and Alexis at 8:15 a.m. this morning – first fish on, a spectacular sailfish. Caught, and safely released. Perfect.
They kept hammering with roosters…
Until Bob got tired of Captain Miguel’s driving and had to take the wheel…
“I’m making a beeline for Columbia, man”
The guys all decided it was time to come home for cocktail hour…
Here they are posing with some…ahem…very manly umbrella cocktails…
In another exciting event, another piece of our “fleet” arrived today – our new panga. Pangas are the local style sturdy fishing boats – we will use ours to ferry guests to the beach and pick up cargo among other things.
Chris and Frank get right in to take her for a test drive.
Here she is snuggled up to our tender – aren’t they sweet together?
We have all been eating our weight in mangoes fresh off the island – you can literally fill your bag full of them right by the beach from semi-wild trees. Our friends at the police station trade us fresh mangoes and coconuts for ice. Today Henry, the local “preacher” brought us these avocadoes from a nearby farm as a thank you for a gift of fish the other day. Talk about the 100 mile diet!
Panamanian Spanish Lesson of the Day:
Pez Vela = Sailfish
Pez Gallo = Roosterfish
Este fue el mejor día de pesca de mi vida = This was the best day of fishing in my life
Goodnight from Paradise,