Whale watching and picnic on Isla Gamez

Woke up at the crack of dawn to meet-up for the bus ride to David. Since it was so early traffic was light and we made it in thirty minutes. Usually it’s a forty-five minute drive from Boquete to David. Our little group of six from Boquete met up with the rest of the group (26 in all) and travelled in two buses to Boca Chica. That ride was about an hour. At Boca Chica we got on our boats and went in search of whales. Unfortunately it was raining and cold which made the trip a little uncomfortable but still enjoyable. The whales weren’t very active and our sightings were few. There was no breaching and tail slapping therefore we didn’t get any good pictures.  My guess is they didn’t like the rain :-). We were told that these particular whales come to this area during September and October to birth their babies. I don’t remember which ones they are because I didn’t write this post until three weeks later. Next time I need to take notes :-(.

Baby whalewhale & sprayMama whale

whale mamaAfter our whale watching adventure we went to Isla Gamez and had a picnic. Lunch was served wrapped in banana leaves (I forgot to take a picture of that). Isla Gamez is an uninhabited island where I’m told a lot of locals picnic during the dry season. We stayed there for a few hours and left when the tide started coming in.

DSCN2821other boat

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