Travel Day

The day started with Ady, knocked over by owners’ two dogs and Max accidentally scratching her ear so it bled all over.  We left later than we anticipated and had a stop over at a hospital Chiriqui Grande to have it looked at by the doctor, cleaned and walked out half hour later with antibiotics, prescription for an antiseptic spray  and a whooping $4 charge for all the services.  The hospital was very basic, but it did the trick for what we needed it.  The drive from Boquete normally takes about 3-3.5 hours through beautiful and lush cloud forest, rain forest and crossing continental divide.  We were on a 2 o’clock ferry from Almirante to Bocas ($6/adult, $2.50 per child under 9), and half-hour later found ourselves on the dock, waiting for the representative from Red Frog Beach Resort, who showed up a bit late to take us to the office.  We ended up dropping our luggage at the office and headed to lunch at Cafe Del Mare, after we learned that we need to take another boat ride to the hotel.

All was good until we had to wait for what seemed like forever at the Red Frog Resort office in Bocas, for the boat to take us there.  By the time we checked in and were in a villa, it was close to 6 o’clock.
We dropped the luggage, took quick showers and went to dinner at one of resort’s restaurants.
It was a long day, but we were glad to be back with all the amenities of a luxury villa.

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