Saturday, November 21, 2009

Panama and Costa Rica

Just returned from a great time in Panama and Costa Rica. I went on a cruise with Cruise West. It is the second time I have cruised with them and it was so much fun. We stopped at the Miraflores visitor center which is one of the locks of the Panama Canal. One of the rooms had a display of wonderful insects. I wish I'd had more time as they were fabulous.
Our first stop after boarding the ship was in Portobelo. Tons the gold and silver for the King of Spain passed through this tiny port. It has tons of history as well. There is new music school and these guys were added recently. The town also is host to a large vulture population.
The next day we went through the Panama Canal. Wow, what a wonder that is! It took us about 7 1/2 hrs. to transit the canal. We were lucky and got to start the trip in the afternoon so we saw the workings in the daylight and the dark. We were the 24th transit of the day and traveled with the Ulusoy-9 out of Istanbul. What a way to start our adventure!

Robert Bateman 6" x 9" sketchbook
Pen and Watercolor


Possum Patty said...

Great pages!

Drawn2Life said...

I'm envious of your travels! But you deserve every bit of the fun being a cancer survivor! Wonderful sketches here...full of life and a sense of the places you visit.

Alex said...

Fantastic drawings! I really love the drawings of the bugs, but in real life I'd chicken away from them :)
I am just going to stick with admiring the way you color your pages thank you

Ramona Davidson said...

Wonderful sketches and memories captured.