Bocas babe

Bocas del Toro is a surfers paradise. About one kilometer from our accommodations, the asphalt disappears and the road and beach become indistinguishable. The waves are huge and the water is warm and clear.  There was a national competition on the Sunday so there were lots of people travelling the road by bike, ATV, motorcycle, taxi, SUV or on foot. The restaurant we stopped at had fantastic art wherever and with whatever they have. 

IMG_0097

When we first arrived, there was a kids surfing lesson about to start. While Bocas is a welcoming town to surfers and other tourists, the sport is largely inaccessible to locals. A surf board can cost upwards of 450$, an unjustifiable expense for most. This group running the course was donating surfboards to local kids so they could also get involved. Watching the kids battle the large waves with ease, they are absolutely better than I would ever be.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

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

WordPress.com Logo

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

Twitter picture

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

Facebook photo

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

Google+ photo

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

Connecting to %s

Homestead Houligan

Building a Homestead...One Lesson at a Time

Small Pond Science

Research, teaching, and mentorship in the sciences

Dynamic Ecology

Multa novit vulpes

Early Career Ecologists

Questioning, Researching, and Communicating our Science

Arthropod Ecology

Writings about arthropod ecology, arachnids & academia at McGill University

nature has no boss

images as thoughts

H.J. Ruiz - Avian101

"My Backyard Visitors" - All about birds - The world is my backyard!

%d bloggers like this: