October 18, 2012 by talkaboutyork
You may have noticed from the tedious flow of blog posts about dust that life on a building site isn’t much fun. Which is why we have decided to push the boat out (quite literally) and go on a sailing holiday.
We leave tomorrow.
We’re going to Panama. Yes, that place with the canal and the hats.
I. Cannot. Wait.
This is what we will be sailing on
And this is where we’ll be sailing
And this is the kind of place we’ll sleep at night
And this is where we’ll go exploring
It looks pretty rubbish huh?
We’re flying into Panama City. Then we catch a teeny tiny plane to a teeny tiny island where we rendezvous with our yacht and French skipper. We spend about five days sailing around the beautiful San Blas Islands in the Caribbean, meeting the Kuna Indians, swimming, kayaking, snorkelling, exploring desert islands and pretending we’re Robinson Crusoe.
Then we transit the infamous Panama Canal, one of the seven wonders of the modern world, before ending up in the Pacific, sailing around the Pearl Islands (where all the Survivor series were filmed) to completely max out on stunningly beautiful scenery.
We are all ridiculously excited. The boys think this is going to be the best adventure ever. So do I. We know it’s going to be hot and not massively luxurious (it is sleeping on a boat in 30C degree heat with no air con) but what an adventure. We get to explore the islands that
Pirate Privateer Henry Morgan set about trying to reclaim from the Spanish.
Two months ago, I knew nothing about Panama (other than the aforementioned Canal and hats). But I stumbled upon it by accident (on the internet, I wasn’t just aimlessly roaming the world to escape the builders) and have been amazed at how unexplored and primitive this part of the world is, yet still has a vibrant, modern city at its heart.
I will report back with pictures of our own. But for now, we’re off to explore. I just need to find my eye patch and parrot….