Panama: UpdateJuly 2, 2011
Excuse the week of blogging silence – we have been busy making improvements and more improvements and working our tails off here.
Here are some quick snippets from the last few days…
WCFC Staff have FILLED all four bait tanks to the brim. We are primed and ready to get fishing.
I have been enjoying trying all the different amazing Panamanian coffees. Panama is a phenomenal producer of premium coffees – and also grows the most expensive coffee in the world – Geisha, from Hacienda Esmeralda. Geisha topped the scales last year with a world record price of $170.20 USD per pound!!! I am extremely eager to try this for myself! Not sure if it fits in the budget…Brians?
Our hands down favorite on the ship is Kotowa from Boquete. BUT GO FIGURE – the company was started by a Canadian!! We are everywhere. Kotowa is grown in the highland paradise of Boquete at 4500 feet, hand picked by Ngobe Indians.
An espresso or a cappuccino for breakfast…why not?
This happened all by itself…honest!!
“The Brians” (Grange and Legge) are visiting this week – below is Brian G. enjoying the day…
…now enjoying it even more with this huge dorado!
Brian L. gets some action too – look at what poster boys they both are for our amazing WCFC merchandise! The Brians are modelling our gorgeous new Columbia fishing shirts.
Below Brian is fighting 120 lb sailfish…no photos as it was released beside the boat…
(Brians got 3 sailfish total and a marlin in the spread – but only one sailfish was landed out of all those…)
Not to be outdone, our staff went out to get us dinner. Here is cook Erik with a nice snapper for us.
Later, the Brians decide to go visit their friends on the Hooker for dinner, and head off into the dusk by themselves in the tender.
Little did they know what we would be enjoying for dinner on the ship – they might have changed their minds!
Below is snapper ready for the grill…
We couldn’t agree on grilled or fried, so Chef Michael made both! Decisions, decisions…we are so spoiled!!
Side note: This afternoon we had a neighbour pull up next to us. It took only a second for our Panamanian staff to recognize the President of Panama’s yacht!
Good night from Paradise,