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2003 &  2008
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Things change. We were in Panama in 2003 and did a Canal Transit. When we returned in 2008 the procedures for check-in and check-out had changed, the immigration rules for US
citizens had changed and there was a new marina (Shelter Bay) and the usual rumors that the Panama Canal Yacht Club might be closing. Some things were new; some were starting to look
worn; and others were downright worn out.  This country as the "crossroads" of the world unites two oceans. We revisited some places and enjoyed exploring new places. Our travels
included the San Blas Islands, two Canal transits, the Chagres River,  Islas Perlas (Pearl Islands), the Darien rivers and Puerto Pina on the Colombia border. There's much more to see, but
we just never seem to have time for it all.  Click on highlighted words below to view.
Panama 2008 -  Shelter Bay
Marina, our 2nd Panama Canal
Transit and a trip to Panama City.
A visit to an Embera'Puru
village in Parque Nacional
Chagres. (2008)
Puerto Pina and en route
to Ecuador (2008)
Islas Perlas
Rivers of the
Darien Jungle
Panama 2003 - Our time in
Colon, a visit to the Chagres
River and our first Canal Transit.
Our month in the San Blas Islands
with the Kuna. (2003)
If you like Panama, you'll love visiting
South America with us.