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April 21 - PANAMA CITY, PANAMA

semi-overcast 89 °F

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Here we are, about to board an early morning tender. Cruise ships anchor out in the ocean, since it’s too shallow to dock anywhere in Panama City.

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The tender brought us to the Amador Causeway, the 6-kilometer Pacific breakwater that was built when the Canal was dug.

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Brand new biking and walking paths line the whole route. The causeway connects the four small Causeway Islands with the mainland.

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Our goal today was to walk all the way to the Biomuseo.

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We were accompanied along the way by birds with an amazing ability to sound like cell phone beeps!

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And the ever-present buzzards

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This one couldn’t rip open a floating garbage bag – must be a Hefty bag.

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The museum’s focus is to tell the story of “How Panama Changed the World”.

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Those vibrantly colored roof panels cover lots of open space.

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Besides the eight galleries the open ground floor panels tell the story of the origin of the Panamanian isthmus and its gigantic impact on the planet’s biodiversity.

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We needed some time in the air-conditioned coffee shop before setting off on our walk back to the tender pier.

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Hästa’s bright color fits right in with Ghery’s vision!

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Anyone know what kind of tree this is?

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So far, far away on a hot, hot day!

Posted by Swenigale 14:05 Archived in Panama

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