Visitors from Canada

Our good friends Tim & Kathy from Calgary came to visit us in Panama on the way to a conference in Miami. We had a great time showing them the city and seeing a few of the sights.

out at the MiraFlores Lock

out at the MiraFlores Lock

Our hotel had amazing views

Our hotel had amazing views

Given our upcoming transit through the canal it was great visiting the MiraFlores Locks Panama Canal and watching the large ships come into the lock and slowly lower as the water empties from the lock for the boat to transit through to the Pacific Ocean.
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Walking along Balboa Ave the tide was out so we looked down at a very muddy yacht club. Won’t be going to this Marina when we get to the Pacific. It definitely makes you think about how extreme the tides are in the Pacific.
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Interesting color of water at this fountain

Interesting color of water at this fountain

The seafood market on Balboa Ave is a great place to get fresh fish and have a cheap seafood meal in the various restaurants. A busy place. You name it there are booths selling it; octopus, fish, shrimp,crab, lobster etc.p1110088
Casco Antiguo is always good to wander around and see the old buildings that have been renovated and go inside some of the churches.

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Panamá Viejo is the ruins from old Panama City built in the 16 century and is actually in reasonable shape with an old cathedral that you can climb to see the views.
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Plenty of socializing and catching up of course in various places in the City as you do.

Beer tasting at La Rana Brewhouse

Beer tasting at La Rana Brewhouse

 

The dancers at Las Tinajas restaurant

The dancers at Las Tinajas restaurant

Even took them out to see the boat at Shelter Bay, Colon via the Panama Canal Railway, which links the Pacific Ocean with the Atlantic Ocean parallel to the Panama Canal.
p1110397p1110400Once out at the boat Brett had Tim working on a few jobs. It was hot and sticky so they got to experience the heat and need for a cool down via a swim.
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