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San Blas 2
From Carti we went to the amazing island of Acuadup.  This is a smallish, inhabited island that few yachts seem to visit, being off the beaten track. (Yachts are the only viable way of seeing the San Blas).  We were befriended by two families who took us to their grass huts ashore (once we'd obtained permission from the island's chief of course) and fed us.  We in turn fixed 2 small kids bikes and an outboard motor.  We'd often hear a thump on the side of the hull and a cry of 'hola' and we'd have an 'ulu' (dugout) alongside, with an inquisitive family out for a stroll (they go everywhere in their canoes) to have a look at us!

During our time in the San Blas we were visited many times by Kunas selling molas, local fruit and veg, bread that went mouldy after 24 hours but was gorgeous fresh, fish and lobsters.  The boys were very popular, and spent hours ashore running around or playing football but Rebecca was the real hit, everyone tried to pick her up, kiss her, tweak her cheeks etc – she did not always enjoy the attention!

The San Blas has been the high point, for me, of our travels so far and I feel privileged to have seen them.
Date(s): January - February 2007. Album by Gerard Coulson. Photos by Gerard Coulson. 1 - 58 of 58 Total. 183 Visits.
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Approaching Acuadup.  Note the fringing reef.

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The first of many visitors

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What a great sail!

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The western end of the island

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The dock

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Meta, looking to the east

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Taken from up the mast

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The small village is hidden by the palms

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The small structures overhanging the water are water closets!

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Myrdinn

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Meta

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We inspred a lot of interest

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A small room with a view!

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Eric, from Meta, and I set up a clinic to fix bikes and outboards

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Beccy makes a friend

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The kids run around as usual

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It's a sloth!

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You can see its claws if you look closely!

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back to the boat - NB our new dinghy and outboard

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Clarabella anchored off Acuadup

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Locals

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Views ashore

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Lads showing off

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This chap is holding a lobster that he was offerinf for sale.  It was too small.

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Happy chap!

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A Kuna lady going about her day

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We leave Acuadup

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Eric follows us out

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It's Sunday morning on Myrdinn, DVD time!

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At anchor at Nalia

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Ashore in the Easter Lemmon Cays - more yachts now

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