Into Boca Chica

It is getting close to Christmas, so yesterday we moved into the Boca Chica area where cruisers are gathering for the holiday. The water out near Isla Gamez finally cleared enough that we did a little snorkeling. One day we spent our time in the water cleaning the hull of Lanikai. It had very few tiny barnacles but lots of long fuzzy stuff. A few days later we checked out a reef near one of the northern points on Isla Parida. There were lots of fish even some fairly large ones … a leopard ray swam by too! The rocks had some coral but not much, although Doreen saw one starfish.

Last evening, after anchoring behind (north of) Isla Ventana, we dinghied into the Boca Chica anchorage. There is much more ashore here than when we were here five years ago. We climbed the steps to one of the new spots, a fishing resort called Gone Fishing Panama, where we enjoyed some cold beers while visiting with some of our friends.