Day 134, Year 1: Last Day of Carnival
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Weather: No Change
Location: Balboa Yacht Club, Balboa, Panama

This was our final day in Balboa. We took advantage of our extra day here to go into Panama City for the final day of Carnival. It was great to see so many families with young children enjoying the parade. The children here are very well behaved and polite. I think Carnival here must be very different from Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but it was a lot of fun. I must say that I enjoyed the parade we saw on Saturday even more than the grand finale today. The traditional dance and music with people in native costume on Saturday was spectacular. The floats today were flashy, but not as interesting to me as the traditional dress.

We leave in the morning for the Las Perlas islands. Tomorrow’s trip is about 40 miles, so we will be there by mid-afternoon. Our first stop is at Contadora. I understand that the Survivor Las Perlas series was filmed at a small island just across from where we will be anchored. I’ll go check it out to see if I could survive there!

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