Another Fun Week in Panama

We enjoyed another busy week here in Balboa.  The week started out with a Sunday afternoon concert by Shorty and Slim at the BYC.  It is one of the groups that we enjoy (they grew up in the US Canal Zone) and they sing songs that they have written about the Canal and the environs.

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Of course, Bill continued on his computer thru the event.  Actually it was quite noisy with all the chatter thru the first set but the second set was GREAT.

One evening Bill and I enjoyed a pretty sunset with a glass of wine while sitting in the cockpit, just relaxing from the day’s events.

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We did our usual Wednesday Dim Sum breakfast with a group of friends at Lung Fung Chinese restaurant downtown.  This time Debbie (from s/v Serenity) was able to go, so the cruisers from BYC all got a ride with her in her car and we all did a little shopping afterwards on the way back to the dock.

Saturday I rode with Shirley while she checked up on things ordered for her remodeling projects in her condo.  She did get lots accomplished over the morning and we stopped at a nice little deli for lunch.  While Shirley and I were driving all over town, Bill took his computer up to the bar area for good internet access all day.

Sunday Shirley picked Bill and I up in the morning for a not-to-longish drive to Punta Chame.  She had other friends that she was meeting there and we joined them for a nice lunch at the rooftop restaurant at a new little resort just a stones throw from the beach.  There was a great view from the restaurant all the way to the high rises in Panama City and to some of the offshore islands.

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We had a very nice lunch and then went for a walk on the beach.  The beach was nice white sand but at this time of the year  it is covered in trash that had come down the many rivers in the rain and then was blown ashore by the prevailing southerly winds.