First Light in Bocas del Toro, Panama

I awoke without an alarm to quiet, only broken by the occasional bird chirp and the quiet lapping of the water onto our dock and island deep in the rainforest islands of Bocas del Toro, an archipelago made up of 300 different islands.


I made my way up to the top of the island, Bandito, the island dog following me and sniffing so many more smells than the fresh air I was smelling. The view from the top was unbelievable, breathtaking, peaceful, so much more than words can describe. I took it in, more relaxed than I had been in a very long time. I love these moments during travel, ones that are just what you need at that time in your life, so private and healing.


In our bustling, technology-laden world, it was a blessing to be completely disconnected from Internet, texts, Facebook, etc on this island where the only amenities were sparse lighting and running water. I soaked in the view and tranquility, faithful Bandito by my side then made my way past the pineapple plants back down to the house to start the day.


This entry was published on February 16, 2015 at 14:45. It’s filed under Caribbean, Central America, Panama, Reflections and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “First Light in Bocas del Toro, Panama

  1. Thank you, a refreshing break from the sub freezing temperatures and snow in Noertheastern pennsylvania

    • I luckily live in California where we have barely seen a winter, but have a lot of friends on the east coast who have been sharing their blizzard experiences. Thanks for reading and the comment 🙂

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