Climate Refugees and the San Blas Islands

There’s no escaping the current migrant “crisis” in Europe at the moment. Stories of the migrants’ trials and experiences top the continent’s evening news broadcasts and newspaper headlines, and dominate discussions in legislative halls across the EU. But it’s only the beginning. And whether we admit or not, there really won’t be any clear end… Continue reading Climate Refugees and the San Blas Islands

Bike lane, Cinta Costera, Panama City

Today’s Pic du Jour, the blog’s 552nd straight, was taken two years ago today on the Cinta Costera parkway in Panama City, a $189.1 million road and park project completed in 2009, and was resurrected here because I really missed my bike today. 🙂 From a Panama City skyline gallery here.  

San Blas Sunset

San Blas Islands, Panama

I’ve been enjoying very nice sunsets on North Carolina’s Bogue Banks island this entire week, which prompted a quick look back to other memorable sunsets. Like this one, facing west from Elephant Island in the Caribbean. And while we’re reminiscing, here’s another posted about a year ago. Today’s Pic du Jour, the 285(!!) straight, was… Continue reading San Blas Sunset

Coastal Beltway Park, Panama City

Cinta Costera parkway, Panama City

Today’s Pic du Jour, the 138th (!) straight, is a snap of the Cinta Costera, or Coastal Beltway, in Panama City, a $189.1 million road and park project completed in 2009. I didn’t see any plaque or explanation about the peace sign sculpture. Not that one is necessary. Panama City, Panama, 19-Jun-2013.

Molas, One Tree Islands, and Leaving South America Behind – RTW Week #21

Panama City, Panama – These last seven days, the 21st week into my Round the World jaunt, witnessed a pair of milestones: the first, saying goodbye to South America after 142 days (and 7,754 kilometers, or 4,818 miles), and the second, sailing on the open sea for the first time. The latter, with three-and-a-half days… Continue reading Molas, One Tree Islands, and Leaving South America Behind – RTW Week #21

Elephant Island Sunset (Pic du Jour)

San Blas sunset

Panama City – I have no idea why an island in the Caribbean is named –in English anyway– after a large mammal that never stepped foot anywhere remotely close to there. In any event, this is part of what last night’s sunset wrought on the landscape near the island in the northern San Blas Islands.… Continue reading Elephant Island Sunset (Pic du Jour)