Bocas is at the end of the road and it draws an eclectic group of ex pats. It’s a great place to just kick back, hang out and watch the world go by. We’ve spent our days doing boat projects, trying to stay out of the rain and keep the flies out of the ointment. Of course, we haven’t been entirely successful in that last category. We’d hoped to head for the San Blas Islands this summer but the weather hasn’t been cooperative and just when we thought we had a weather window a little pin on the chart plotter broke off and Mike had to run back the good ‘ol United States to get it repaired. While Mike was in the USA, Robin worked hard to get all the boat projects done. Oh well, you roll with the punches.
We celebrated the 4th of July Bocas style, with a fun night at the Calypso Cantina complete with fireworks. There was also a great impromptu jam session the evening a pair of young ladies showed up with a ukulele and coaxed all the single handers out with their guitars. Mike even joined in with his harmonicas! Most days we soak up the local scene hanging out with the ex pats drinking dollar beers at happy hour trading tales of past adventures and the local gossip. There has even been a little excitement. One night a six foot long Boa Constrictor showed up curled around a beam near the head of the dock causing a bit of a stir.