Shopping in Bocas

Posted on


Today Danny and I took the water taxi into Bocas for some odds n ends. When we exited the taxi, there was the cutest little boy standing watching.  He was so shy and wouldn’t look at the camera, but wanted his picture taken anyway.  This morning one of our neighbors told us that if we wanted to go to Bocas, we’d better do it quickly because the entire town shuts down early because of the holiday weekend.  Everyone else must have received the same memo, because it was chock a block full of people strolling and cycling around.


The police were out in full force on their fancy police cars.

We ate lunch with an Amazon parrot who liked to walk the picket fence along the table at the cafe.


At first he was a little shy, then came over and shared my ‘Buga Burger’ with me.


At first he wanted nothing to do with Danny.  After a while Danny whistled something at him that must have bridged the gap in bird language, because after that he walked over and sat on Danny’s shoulder and nibbled gently on his ear.


Being a sea captain with a parrot on his shoulder now, Danny of course had to cover an eye and say ‘Arrr!”, pretending to be a pirate.


We then made our way to the ‘Super Gourmet’, which was a highly recommended grocery store.  In my opinion, it wasn’t anything to write home about (just to blog about), and was a bit over priced.


We then went to ‘Toto’s’ which is the 3 story ‘walmart’ of the Island.  They had everything from candy and cosmetics to engine parts and clothing. I think we’ll be using Toto’s a lot more in the future.


After all that we loaded our bags into a water taxi and headed back home to the marina.  It felt good to walk into Tanda Malaika’s amazing air conditioning.

Back on the mainland in California, the creatures are excitedly getting ready for Hunter’s arrival tonight.  We can’t wait to see him!  Safe travels our sweet son.


2 thoughts on “Shopping in Bocas

    linda said:
    April 3, 2015 at 4:45 am

    Loved hearing about your day, and that parrot is probably going to be happy to see you both next time…looks like you made a new feathered friend.

    Liked by 1 person

      belindagovatos responded:
      April 3, 2015 at 10:37 am

      I think so too Mom. I told the parrot all about Waldo.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s