14-05-2011

My first earthquake experience

Tags: Panama Earthquake
Today I experienced an earthquake .... That is a different experience ! I was taking a nap and woke up to a gentle shakyness of the bed, it was not violent at all, but enough to wake me up. Later today I found out that there really was an earthquake in Costa Rica (bordering Panama) today the 13. May 2011, it was 6.0 on the richter scale. Here is a link with more info: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/us/c0003et0/us/index.html

13-05-2011

Turtle eggs on Isla Colon in Panama

Tags: Panama Turtles Isla Colon
Tonight I walked up and down the beach here on Isla Colon in Panama with some wildlife preservatists looking for sea turtles coming up to lay their eggs .... And we were very lucky We saw two giant turtles digging a nest and laying eggs and one more making a u-turn and returning into the sea again. The turtles were huge, more than one meter long ....

11-05-2011

The Panama Canal

Tags: Panama
Yesterday and today I went to see The Panama Canal. The whole operation is so controlled and undramatic, that it is almost boring. In almost 100 years they have not have any disasters or even accidents .... So tomorrow I will fly North-West close to Costa Rica to find more adventures .... First zip-lining and then climbing Baru, the highest point of Panama