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Cruise visiting Costa Rica, Panama and
November 6th to 18th 2012
This cruise took us from Puerto
Limon in Costa Rica through the Panama Canal to the Pacific
coast of Costa Rica and finishing in Guayaquil in Ecuador aboard
the Caledonian Sky. I flew to San Jose, the capital of
Costa Rica for one night before joining the group.
In the morning we travelled overland, partly along the Pan
American highway to Puerto Limon, visiting a farm to see how
sugar cane is processed, before boarding the ship.
Bocas del Toro, Panama
By the morning of the eighth of
November we has anchored off Isla Colon in the Bocas del Toro
archipelago. This morning we visited the Ngobe community
on the island of San Cristobal. After our visit we
searched for dolphins in Dolphin Bay, found Sloths on Perosozos
Island and had a very short walk on Isla Solarte.
Poisson Dart Frog
In the afternoon we had the
opportunity to go snorkeling.
Ocean Surgeonfish (Acanthurus bahianus)
Blue Tang (Acanthuras coeruleus)
French Grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum)
Stoplight Parrotfish (Sparisoma viride)
Young and older
To-day we reached Colon very close to the Panama Canal. In
the morning we visited the canal by coach followed by a visit to
Portobello Town. Late in the afternoon we made the transit
of the Panama Canal.
Panama City, Panama
had a tour of both old and new Panama City.
Isla Coiba, Panama
This island was once a prison but
provided us with some excellent snorkeling and wildlife.
Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica
We had a tour in the morning
of a Rescue Center and Orchid House Gardens before setting
off for Cocos Island.
Cocos Island, Costa Rica
arrived in the afternoon and had a short visit to the
After a day at sea we arrived here
in the late afternoon for a short town visit to Montecristi.
Puerto Lopes, Ecuador
Arriving here in the morning
it gave us all day to visit Machalilla National Park.
had a tour of Guayaquil and a visit to the Zoo. Then
it was time to go to the airport for our late night flight
back to London.