Conor and Jay from Minnesota met us in Panama City for the ride out to the Darien Gap
The road through Cuna Territory towards the Carribean
More hills and curves
Our first view of the Stahlratte
Gear and saddlebags off waiting to load
Safely on board...relax now.
Cuna Village on an island
Our hut for the night, I could stand up inside
We wandered around the football field sized island getting kicked out of places we weren't supposed to be and getting turned down for pictures of the people.
Did you ever see "Slumdog Millionaire"? Remember the outhouse over the river? There are about thirty of them on the island. Care for a swim?
Some of us opted to sleep on the dock because it was cooler than the huts, that is until it started to rain. After a long night on the island we were picked back up and ate a great breakfast on the "Ratte". We definitely ate well on board. Once the backpackers showed up, we took off towards the deserted islands for two days of fun in the sun.
This is the island where we had the party
Judy on the rope swing from the deck
Supposedly this is a flounder, we thought it was some kind of strange creature we found.
Fresh lobster for dinner, notice the lobsters don't have claws
I climbed up into the crowsnest for some pictures,
After we took off on the 30 hour seasick ride the wind picked up and the crew raised the sails. I was sick as a dog but I did manage to come up and take a look at it. They just wouldn't fit in the frame of the picture
Finally, Cartegena is in site
Headed for land on the dinghy. We met Tony back in Palenque, Mexico.
Captain and crew bringing motorcycles in on the dinghy. Good luck unloading an 800 lb motorcycle.
Safely in Cartegena, Colombia
It took all day getting ou bikes imported and legal so we didn't get to do much yet. Stay tuned for more from Cartegena.