|On the second day, we visited the extreme of the islands: a desert one and a village island. The desert island was relatively small and we had a beach just for us. There were some good snorkeling spots nearby that kept come busy. My highlight of the day was the village we reached as light was going down.|
After a restless night, I decided at 5
o'clock it was time to end this comedy and to get up, it took me
about ten minutes to get out of the hammock. The process was
complicated by both my position in the hammock and the very close
proximity of my neighbour, merely centimetres away, but I managed to
get up without touching him then went to sit on the beach until sun
Our speed boat to do the island hopping.
I didn't see a nice sunrise because it
was cloudy with brief shower storms, but after a while it was clear
enough to see well around us and I returned to bath in the ocean a
bit more until breakfast was ready. On the table we had a variety of
cereals, sliced white bread, peanut butter, strawberry jam, sliced
fruits and a carrot/banana cake.
Some of the islands are quite small.
We left at 10:20 for the desert island,
which we reached one hour and 45 minutes later after a bumpy ride on
open Caribbean Sea waters. We landed on a small beach and the was
not much to do on this island still in her natural condition (except
for garbage left by previous visitors). I found a spot in the shade
to lay down and rest a bit until the cold-cuts sandwich dinner.
After lunch, I laid down about an hour, dozing along with the sound
of the nearby waves, to recharge my batteries a bit.
Some others were tanning (what we call
in Canada 'doing bacon') while others were just drinking and smoking
while playing cards. While a few others were snorkeling, I was just
walking on the tiny beach of this much larger island or being in the
Around 5 PM, we left this island to
reach the village of Obunoed Nega which name translates from Kuna
language into 'Restful spot' which was what I was looking for. The
boat ride was just 15 minutes.
We were assigned rooms. I was lucky
and got a hard but very welcomed bed within a large room with six
other beds, on second level with a nice view.
I then made a quick visit into the
village before it was dark and I waited for the supper before heading
to my room and begin writing these articles. The eating area was a
little hut on stilts by the water but was quickly filled by the group
and by all kinds of smokes. The noise level was as high as the air
pollution, so I just stepped out at one point to get away from all
Finally the meal arrived, just a piece
of fried chicken with rice and veggies. I quickly ate then left this
area to let the kids party while I was getting some rest.
I fell asleep around 9 PM and I had
uninterrupted sleep, except for a brief disturbance at one o'clock
when a few of my roommates came in. It was raining when I woke up at
5, but I was feeling rested.