It was tough saying good bye to Tanda Malaika this morning. Its amazing how many friendships we’ve begun in these five days, and what absolutely beautiful things we have seen. Danny and I feel so blessed. There’s Dan, Lisa and Savannah on their boat, Endorfin, who have been so sweet. Steve and Diana who are our South African buddies and Danny’s guitar partner, DC and Donna who are always eager to help with whatever paperwork etc needs to be done, Rafael and Winston the security guards, Rhett the red head who drops his drawers and pee’s off the dock when ever he feels the need, Charlie in the laundry room who helps visitors with their clothing, Paolo at the fuel dock, Janet and Steve who are a couple of party animals, Jeff, Jessica and Danny who run Castaways…the list goes on, and we feel a sense of family with them all. People form friendships quickly here, because those that come in to the marina stay a short time then are off again – so there’s no time to be shy. You just jump right in with your heart, love and learn from those around you, and then watch and see who or what tomorrow brings.
The water taxi ride in to Bocas was beautiful in the cool morning air, and a dolphin looked up from below to wish us farewell.
Now we are off to Panama City then LAX to be with the creatures. It’s going to be wonderful to see them all and share with them our adventures.