After a full day of steady rain on Saturday, the next day started out with more rain in the morning. But after lunch the sun came out so I suggested a trip to the beach for a few hours of sun for me and picture taking for Clyde.
Our sad little bohio
Beach, mountains and a high-rise condo in the background
Fishing boats relax after their morning catch
After a ten minute drive to Gorgona Beach we sunk our feet into the charcoal black sand that sparkled with iridescent sprinkles like little diamonds. The black volcanic ash sand mixed with white sand at the waters edge created a marble like appearance. It brought me back to Mama's chocolate and vanilla swirl bundt cakes, as the ground became a giant mixing bowl of wonder. The tides were gentle and allowed us to play in the water without being knocked down by the surf.
Fishing boats near the fish market on Gorgona Beach, Panama
Driftwood lies atop the black and white sand
Island girl working on my tan
Mesmerized as we watched flocks of birds fly by in perfect formation, to a destination unbeknownst to us humans. Naturally bronzed little tykes played with sticks in the sand as their parents watched nearby. Families hung under thatched roofed bohios, swinging on hammocks or laying in the sand. Just another lazy day in Panamá for the locals, tourists and us.
It was nice to shower outside our house upon returning home, as we scrubbed off the black sand from our feet. Some leftover beans, salad and fruit was our gourmet meal for the evening, as we kicked back to relax from our relaxing day.
We had our toes in the water, ass in the sand, not a worry in the world, cold beer in our hands.....life is good today, here in Panamá....along the gringo trail.