*Beach house rising from the sand….our friends home under construction at Playa La Barqueta, Panama*

Blogs are neat in many ways, one is that you can make friends that you would never have met otherwise! Kris’s blog ThePanamaAdventure had a reader, Carol, who had a question of two for Kris. Well, long story short, it wasn’t long before we met Carol and Tony, her husband- they’re nice folks, and we hit it off famously. Tony and Carol are from Canada and have been visiting Panama for many years. They told us they had bought a ocean lot at Playa La Barqueta, which is about 25 minutes from David, and invited us to spend some time swimming, eating and seeing the home they are having built.

On Saturday, a little after 1pm we arrived at Las Olas, a nice resort, met up with Carol and Tony and decided to have some lunch before going in the ocean. We ate at the restaurant there at Las Olas- chicken wraps, salads and hamburgers with fries. The food was all very tasty, my hamburger was large, thick and the best I’ve had here in Panama, (Okay, I’ve only had 2 but it really was excellent and with a LARGE order of very good fries it was $6). After a nice meal and some relaxing conversation it was now time for Kris and I to tackle the ocean.

Actually, it was more of the ocean tackling us- the surf was pretty heavy with a lot of undertow attempting to pull you off your feet, sometimes out to sea and other times towards land. (I took a lot of videos with my Contour Roam but it may have drowned for it now refuses to let the computer recognize it, darn.)The tide was high, and the waves close to us weren’t breaking nicely, soooooo after 15 minutes of being thrashed and flung about we accepted defeat. We went ashore, gathered our belongings and headed west to see the site of the Carol and Tony’s new home.

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8 thoughts on “*Beach house rising from the sand….our friends home under construction at Playa La Barqueta, Panama*

  1. GREAT THAT YOU GOT TO VISIT YOUR CANADIAN FRIENDS AND HAVE SOME FUN, BUT FIGHTING THE UNDERTOW’S HARDLY A GREAT PLEASURE!!

    DOES THE TITLE LET US KNOW THAT YOU HAVE ONE FRIEND? DID YOU CHECK THE MISPLACED APPOSTROPHE???? ARE YOU SLIPPING UP? WRITING AFTER A RUM DRINK? I NOTICE MANY RUN-ON-SENTENCES–SORRY TO REPORT ALLTHIS,,BUT YOU MIGHT NEED TO BE MORE CAREFUL, BUDDY–

    Sent from my iPad

    • Corrections have been made, thanks for the sharp eyes and helpful hints. No rum today, I hit publish by mistake and didn’t re-read the post.
      My bad.

  2. Umm, Joel, does your friend Elizabeth know that when you type all in caps in “computerspeak” it means that your are yelling? 😦

    Too bad about the photos but Kris’s were great!

    • Um, I should have mentioned that Elizabeth is my Ma, she writes in caps so she can see what she writes (poor eyesight). You have to watch your ps and qs when Ma used to review all your homework!! I’ve been warned:)

  3. I think it is great that you got together with Carol and Tony. I was wondering, do they have a blog? Being that we are also from Canada, it would be great to connect with this couple. Thanks for all yours and Kris’s postings. They are very informative and we look so forward to checking out the David area this summer! From all the pictures that Kris has been taking, it looks like a beautiful area! (It is quite ironic that Playa La Barqueta is one of the areas we definitely want to see, so would be great to touch base with Carol and Tony!)

    • Thanks, glad you enjoy the posts! It’s nice to know that we are helping some folks.
      I’ve forwarded your email and msg to Tony and Carol, I don’t think they are blogging but
      I know they are very interesting people and it would make for good reading. Let us know when
      you are arriving so we could meet up!

      • Thanks! We would love to get together in July. I have been corresponding with Kris as well …. Will make plans when the deadline nears!

  4. Looking forward to hearing from you. We are in Bocas tonight and will go snorkeling, etc tomorrow. It’s quite exotic here, will report more as we adventure on!
    Cheers!

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