Saturday, February 27, 2016

Day 6 - Colón, Panama

Panama -  We had signed up a trip through the Panama Canal, but when it was changed significantly and we would not get to the places we wanted to see, we canceled the trip. After breakfast on the aft deck (Ocean View Cafe) we spent some time on the sun deck. Then we went for a walk out to look at the city. A far from interesting port city.
We walked towards the center and on a corner stood two 'bicycle police' - Jessie asked if it was safe to go in the area, but their English was very inadequate. They showed us the way towards the center and followed us on their bikes and made sure that we got the right path back to the ship.
At the harbor we found a cafe (several Cafe's with wi-fi) with internet so we could get in touch with the outside world a better connection than the ship can do.
Back on the ship at lunchtime. In the afternoon reading / knitting we on the balcony where there was shade, but far from cool.

Colón, Panama
Colón is a Panamanian city and sea port beside the Caribbean Sea, lying near the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal. It is the capital of Panama's Colón Province and has traditionally been known as Panama's second city. Originally, it was located entirely on Manzanillo Island, surrounded by Limon Bay, Manzanillo Bay and the Folks River, but, since the disestablishment of the Panama Canal Zone, the city's limits have been redefined to include Fort Gulick, a former U.S. Army base, as well the former Canal Zone towns of Cristobal, Margarita and Coco Solo.

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