Headed out to the island of Carti this afternoon: here we are nearing the dock at the island: and I met the two other gringos on the island who were also waiting for a boat to Colombia. A french backpacker and Kevin from Germany. They had been here for a couple days: Here is Kevin's recumbent bike he is riding to Tierra del Fuego: They said Alan had left for a few days, but he had told them there was a boat coming in a couple days that would take them to Puerto Obaldia for 100 bucks. Could it be the mythical Vya del Mar? Only time will tell. I stepped next door and had a Kuna woman fix me up a plate of rice, fish, plantains, beans and salad for 4.50 with a coke: and walked around the island checking out the reed walls and thatched or tin roof houses: Decided against waiting here for three days. And caught a boat back for 2 dollars: Leaving Carti: and the Stahlratte behind: and heading back to land. Rode back to Chepo where I am currently typing this up on the counter of a computer store that is about to close using his wifi. Called the airlines and cancelled my flight using google.voice on the computer. Amazed it actually worked. The Indian man in Bangalore or somesuch had a hard time pronouncing Panama and Bogota as he was canceling my flight reservation. Now it's off to find a place to sleep tonight. More later…….