Panama City & Canal Tour

7 01 2011

We hope you all had a fun and safe New Years, and those of you that are still on holidays are enjoying them! We have left the easy travelling of the states behind us and are now piecing together our non-existent Spanish through the start of our trip in Central America.

A couple of days in Panama City, between dodging holes in the footpaths and falling debris from building sites, has taken us through the crumbling colonial old section of the city, and to the nearby jungles of the Panama Canal.

City Skyline

Statue Old Panama City

Church Arch Old Panama City

Graffiti Old Panama city

Old Building

Street Soccer Old Panama City

Church Square

Beer prices a little steep.

Old mate pescado

Street styles Panama City

With Captain “Jungle Man” Carl at the helm we spent a day exploring the Panama Canal by boat and kayak. An impressive engineering feat built 100 years ago sees 14000 ships pass through its locks each year. Each ship being charged a minimum of $20000 US, and 85 million gallons of fresh water is discharged for each ships pass.

Jungle Land!

Jungle on the canal

The 3 toed sloth!

Two iguanas having a laugh.

Turtle sunning

Wild Monkeys boarded boats for peanuts.

2 Toed Sloth! Apparently a rare find.

Jungle Hawk with red eyes.

Crazy little dude.

Anna with baby Boa

Carlie with Boa

My Mate

Jungle Carl trying to scare an Auzzie.

Car Carrier passing from Carribean to Pacific

After a 10 hour overnight bus and boat transfers we have reached Bocas Del Toro. Bocas is a popular backpacker destination on the Carribean side of western Panama and yes there are waves in the Carribean!

The Girls at work.



4 01 2011

Sin City, what can we say, or should it be what cant we say! The last few days have been a truly memorable New Years experience (thank god for the photos) that we were lucky enough to share with our good friends Anna, Ryan, Amanda, Hoffy, Sam and Beaker.

Congratulations Hoff and Amanda on your recent Engagement and thanks for letting us all share the celebrations with you!!! You Rock!

Vegas is a a truly mental city and didn’t disappoint. From $20 all you can eat buffets to free drinks at any casino as long as you have $20 in the pokes or are sitting on a table, the place is constantly buzzing with every kind of head under the sun!

Thanks Gene for our backstage tour of Cirque du Soleil’s “O”. A great experience being able to see what makes Vegas’s most successful show tick over.

Planet Hollywood

The Strip

The Bellagio

"O" at the Bellagio

Annie & Carls

Dinner at the Bellagio

Girls ready to hit the town!!

The Recently engaged couple!

Vodka Slurpees!

The old boy has a street!

Rain Nightclub Girls.

Crazy Pink Gimp Guy!! Headlamp Guru!

Acrobat Chicks!

Another Ugly Vegas Girl.

More Craziness..


Rain Nightclub NYE


18 12 2010

Well its all done and dusted, Parko takes the triple crown for a third year in a row, Steph Gilmore the womens’s dual and unfortunately Kieran Perrow missed out in the final to the first ever European winner of the Pipe Masters. Jeremy Flores the 20 yr old from Reunion Island France.

Surfangle Photography

12 12 2010

Below are some images taken over the last couple of days by Judy Scanlon. Judy is a surf photographer and enthusiast from Anglsea Victoria and has been staying with us on the North Shore. To see more of Judy’s shots keep an eye on Coastalwatch website and I have attached her site to the links.


10 10 2010

Looking forward to seeing the King in action in a couple of weeks.