Life on the Water

Part of the archipelago of Bocas del Toro from the tower at Tranquilo Bay Lodge on Isla Bastimento, Panama

Family transportation in Puerto Almirante, Panama

Bocas del Toro Taxi, Panama

Homes and businesses on the water, Almirante, Panama

“Bocas Town” on Isla Colon where our first boat met the boat from our lodge, Panama.

Arriving at the dock of Tranquilo Bay Lodge, Isla Bastimento, Panama.
The little girl is part of the family of 5 that arrived with me from Nashville of all places!
Small world in Bocas del Toro, Panama

Our welcome guide Joel leads us into property as one
of the owner’s sons in blue shirt come out too welcome us.
Tranquilo Bay Ecolodge, Panama

The Tranquilo Bay Ecolodge private dock seen from the birding tower.
Tranquilo Bay Eco Lodge, Bocas del Toro, Panama
This lodge is a family operation by two families from Texas with teenagers who are part of the operation. Two teen boys (1 from each family) are both excellent birders and of course many local Panamanians have been hired to help in various ways. There are less than 30 of us here and we are like the personal guests of Renee Kimball who works out everything for each of us, mostly family groups. It is a very casual, relaxed atmosphere which I like. And they have lots of local challenges with poor air and other transportation to get here and weak government to help with other issues. 
I’ve already got lots of bird photos which will be shared later. Internet is very slow and I will do fewer photos on future days. Mainly relaxing and enjoying the rare lodge room for me to have air conditioning! Birding around here today, Friday. 
Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Panama

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