Posts Tagged ‘boats’

Photo of the Day: Cruise Ships & NYC Skylines

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The best views of the New York City skyline can be seen from Pier A Park in Hoboken, New Jersey. Lower Manhattan is now under heavy development, restoring sky scrapers at ground zero.

I love this picture of the Norwegian Cruise Line with the NYC skyline backdrop. The ships leave from a NYC port on the Hudson River side of the Manhattan.

NYC Skylines

Norwegian Cruise Line at NYC

Amazing Video Clips Vol 2

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Travel Videos

From the travel backpacking video video vault, Two Backpackers share some exciting short video clips with you. These travel videos were shared the week of September 26th, 2024 on our Facebook Fan Page.

Enjoy time travel as a Kuna tribal sailboat passes in front of a modern sailboat. Jason finds the best view in Medellin, Colombia by paragliding over the city’s valley. While hiking near Salento, Colombia, we get up close with a feeding Hummingbird. We stumbled upon a Gaucho Harvest Festival in northern Argentina during our 7-day road trip around the Salta Province. Activity heats up on erupting volcano Tungurahua in Ecuador. From Bolivia, Jason shares his emotions in the Cerro Rico Mine of Potosi. Enjoy our backpacking video clips!


Photo of the Day: Miraflores Locks Panama Canal

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Miraflores is the name of one of the three locks that form part of the Panama Canal and the name of the small lake that separates these locks from the Pedro Miguel locks upstream. In the Miraflores locks, vessels are lifted (or lowered) in three stages totalling 8 m, allowing them to transit to or from the Pacific Ocean port of Balboa (near Panama City). Ships cross below the Puente de las Américas (Bridge of the Americas) which connects North and South America. – Wikipedia

What to do in Panama City

Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal

Photo of the Day: Sailboat In San Blas Islands

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This was one of the boats near us during our visit to the island of Chichime in San Blas Islands, Panama during our sail trip from Panama to Colombia

Sailing in Panama

Sailboat In San Blas Islands Panama

Photo of the Day: Capsized Boat at Islands of San Blas, Panama

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On our last day of sailing through the San Blas Islands we headed to the Island of Porbenir to process our exit from Panama through the immigration office.  As we approached the island we immediately noticed this boat capsized.  We discovered that the boat ran into a reef, which is quite common, about 500 yards from the beach.  The boat owner ended up selling the boat to some locals who had to pull it to the beach in order to begin work to repair it.

Panama Caribbean

Capsized Boat at San Blas Islands

Photo of the Day: Kuna Tribe in the Islands of San Blas

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Kuna or Cuna is the name of an indigenous people of Panama and Colombia.  In the Kuna language, the name is Dule or Tule, meaning “people.”  The Kuna live in three politically autonomous comarcas or reservations in Panama, and in a few small villages in Colombia.  There are also communities of Kuna people in Panama City, Colón, and other cities. The greatest number of Kuna people live on small islands in the comarca of Kuna Yala. – Wikipedia

We took this photo while sailing from Panama to Colombia for 4 days.  We visited several Kuna villages established on the Islands of San Blas in Panama´s Caribbean.   The Kuna often rowed from one island to the other in dugout canoes, some even with homemade sails.

San Blas Islands Panama

Kuna Peoples in a Dugout Canoe in the San Blas Islands of Panama