photo of the week
Every week I'm on the road I choose a photo of the week. Sometimes it's a fantastic photo, other times it's all about what that shot meant to me. Be sure to let me know what you think.
This young lad lives opposite me in Bocas town. He often is sitting here after school watching the world go by. Mostly though he's hoping for someone to come along that plays futbol. Someone who isn't a soccer challenged white woman with a bad knee and a repaired achillies. He's always gracious though and ALWAYS agrees to play with me. Carlos I will miss you my friend.
Sunny days seem to be few and far between in Bocas Del Toro. I've been here 4 weeks and we've had 3, maybe 4. Last week I was walking out to Paki Point and saw this woman trying to get some sun without both or either of her dogs sitting on her. Sometimes it doesn't matter where you are, things are the same.
Bocas Del Toro town is nothing to write home about. As far as Panama goes its quite backpackery so its more expensive than other places, its incredibly dirty as there is no rubbish pick up, however it is the jump off point to a pristine archipelago of islands and sand cays. The jetty at the town beach says it all. This beach is black sand (volcanic area), shallow, laden with rubbish and probably not somewhere you would want to swim, HOWEVER - look out from the jetty and you can see the promise of the Caribbean and its wonders. This really sums up Bocas town to me.
This week I landed in Bocas Del Toro. Bocas town isn't anything wildly spectacular however its the access point to an amazing archipelago of islands and cayes. Its rainy season here and it rained all week so I was dubious about how good a day I was going to get for my day outing to Zapatilla. It was absolutely magic however all weather and surroundings were COMPLETELY overshadowed by the fact that we saw a Hawksbill turtle nest hatch and with all the other beach goers (around 30-40 I'd say) we channeled the baby turtles across the sand and out into the kelp beds, increasing their chances of survival by at least 50%. Such an amazing experience and one I will never forget. Save A Life - TICK!
Jenny - photography lover but someone who hates lugging around HUGE camera's so my images are all from my Olympus OMD or my little Sony digital.