Tugboat groupie

I met an actual tug boat captain! He works at the canal. I thought about taking a selfie with him, but I thought that might appear creepy. He said he used to be able to bring guests on board the tugboats and they could sit right next to him while he helped a ship into…

San Blas

You know all those photos you see of Panama? Beautiful beach, clear water, palm trees, white sandy beaches... usually it's San Blas -- a group of 365 islands on the Caribbean side of the country. For us, a two and a half hour drive and another hour by boat. But the payoff? Worth every minute.…

Waiting for our ship to come in …

It was a bit of a wait, but worth it. The ships just kept coming. Dean and I visited the Miraflores Locks on Sunday. The idea was a quick trip, scope it out, be prepared for visitors. (We have our first guests coming mid-March, and we are very excited.) ¬†Friends had visited the locks and…