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Old 12-29-2011, 03:37 PM   #1831
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December 29th. Cahuita, Bocas Del Toros in Panama.

Took a day off to relax!! Since I splurged I even had a little deck to sit and have my morning coffee and watch the world go by.







Bocas del Toro is a big tourist destination for sure.



I took it easy all morning and enjoyed myself!! Oh for the splurge I have this room. Best bed I have slept in for months...



and a coffee maker in the room.



Then I decided to explore a bit and took a boat to the Butterfly garden. It was just a 5 minute boat ride from the center of town.



locals getting around the island.



Ok.... boat driver is taking me ?



This little dock..... Ok. He will pick me up in about 1.5 hours.....





Lots of beautiful butterflies.







Could not really capture the Blue winged butterflies in motion they rarely stopped. This is what they look like on the outside.



Not a great photo. But they did not stop much, and when they did there wings were up so you could not get the vibrant blue. It is cool.



there were also some brightly colored frogs about.



and Butterflies in the before they can fly.



and some cool flowers as well.




. Worked out to be a great day to take it easy.
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:13 PM   #1832
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Hey Mark,

Glad your enjoying and taking great pics! Hope '12 is even better as the journey continues. Pablo the cat says hi.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:06 PM   #1833
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With trip reports like this, and the Dakar rally getting ready to start, ADV rider is the place to be.

Bgunn screwed with this post 12-31-2011 at 10:24 AM
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:35 PM   #1834
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Mark glad to see you got to Boca okay. Things have returned to normal here in San Jose now that Xmas is over. Was good meeting you and hope I was of some help with your travels.

Good luck.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:24 AM   #1835
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Oh well. As I have gotten older, life is short and this felt like the right place to spend a few extra dollars!!

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Old 12-30-2011, 10:04 AM   #1836
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With those great pics Butterfly Island looks like a little piece of Heaven down here.

Another travel ? for you Mark. Do you ever wish you had a little tow behind trailer to haul everything on instead of having all the weight on your bike?
I'm making one for my Versys and I see + and - with either way. On certain trips it would be nice to get to camp, unhook trailer with camping stuff on it and be able to ride just the bike if I were staying in the area a few days. But in your situation of going in and out of countries, towns and traffic I could see it being more of a pain.

Have a Happy and safe riding New Year to You , rj
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:48 AM   #1837
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Mark. Do you ever wish you had a little tow behind trailer to haul everything on instead of having all the weight on your bike?
NO! just want to carry less stuff.!!
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:31 AM   #1838
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Yup Mark, sometimes you just gotta splurge it is sooooo worth it; isn't it? I am glad you made it now it's getting the Darien crossed. Loved the little exotic butterfly tour.


This looks like a really nice place.

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Old 12-30-2011, 11:33 AM   #1839
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NO! just want to carry less stuff.!!




Well, you did get the tire off finally and you'd seemed pretty dang happy about that.


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Old 12-30-2011, 12:18 PM   #1840
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Hi Mark,

You're doing great! What a report...Looks like a new adventure coming up in Colombia when you're reunited with your bike.

Good luck and safe riding.

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Old 12-30-2011, 02:31 PM   #1841
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Mark, going to see any of the Dakar while your down there?
Of course you would probably have problems finding lodging if you go near the event.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:02 PM   #1842
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Still fascinated with your report. Have a safe and happy new year.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:07 PM   #1843
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Mark, going to see any of the Dakar while your down there?
Of course you would probably have problems finding lodging if you go near the event.
Probably will not be down far enough to see the race in time. Oh well.....
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:47 PM   #1844
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:25 PM   #1845
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Mark, I've been enjoying your incredible journey and looking forward to more!
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