The Mountains of Campana, Panama

castle
Yesterday I was invited to a an afternoon adventure at castle in Campana, Panama. When we left Coronado it was 29C, and when we arrived shortly thereafter at our destination (approximately 30 minutes away) it had dropped to a frigid 21C! As we drove up the twisty mountain road we were clearly entering the clouds of heaven and the views were spectacular!

clouds

Within an hour or so, the clouds cleared and left this beautiful view that I just could not get enough of – even if I did have to snuggle in the hammock with my sweater on to try and get warm.bench-view

We hiked as a group, lead by our fearless leader Kevin and his buddy, Connor.

kevin

 
Part way down the mountainside we happened upon a pasture of green onions and parsley, which someone was clearly tending with the help of irrigation pipes passing through. There was also a cute little hovel within which laid this amazingly beautiful but heavy, hand-woven basket. The lid was made of antlers and hide, with rudimentary straps clearly designed for carrying it on their back. It was clear someone lived there and I felt like I was intruding!

bush-basket

We continued on our journey until we came upon a small stream, at which point we returned back to the house for some well-earned food. A wonderful adventure indeed, thanks to our new friend Maria, and her mountain friends who made us feel so welcome. The day ended with an impromptu ‘jam session’, which included keyboards, guitars, instruments made of gourds and singing the blues!grass-fireworks

 

To learn more about relocation to Panama, please feel free to contact me!

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About denisemacdonald

I am a Canadian entrepreneur who has been spending the majority of my time between Canada and Panama, Central America. Living oceanfront, I am an 'investment consultant', predominantly in the area of real estate in the beaches areas. Photography is my hobby. In April, 2014 I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I will be sharing my journey here on these 'pages'. If you would like to learn more about "Triple Negative" breast cancer, please click onto http://www.tnbcfoundation.org/.
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2 Responses to The Mountains of Campana, Panama

  1. This is amazing! Love your photography Denise.

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