A 45-minute boat ride on the Calypso Princess that made Spud a little clingy ($5 per person, one-way). Our first day on this island, yesterday, wasn’t so good since we were feeling a little off and everything to do with the boy seemed difficult. We have no kitchen in our room and we discovered there is no hot water which makes it difficult to bathe the boy. Today was much better. We had good naps and managed to get the boy to eat quite a variety of foods including half a plantain which we were later told by Nino, our odd but likable host, should only be eaten cooked and would be very bad for a baby raw. Well so far no problems. Hopefully Spud’s pipes hold up.
Things we’ve enjoyed here, fire works on Fisherman’s day, the regular tiny ring of the church bell, the gorgeous and ubiquitous bougainvalia, the whole fried fish with fried yucca, ketchup and hot sauce, big yummy shrimp, warm rain, passion fruit con secco (Panamanian alcoholic beverage).
Other things on the island: backward expats, mosquitoes at dusk, and serious water shortage.