A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

Tropic Star Lodge Panama: SWS Editor Ted Lund spent last Christmas fishing the waters off Panama's Pacific Coast at Pinas Bay. Take a look at what he found.Capt. Ted Lund
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

Laying over for a day in Panama City, we decided to see the rainforest at Soberania National Park.Capt. Ted Lund
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

Our tour was at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, inside the national park.Capt. Ted Lund
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

All along the roads, there are various warnings of animals crossing...Capt. Ted Lund
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

All along the roads, there are various warnings of animals crossing...Capt. Ted Lund
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

This is the Gamboa Marina, on the Panama Canal. From here, you can take ecotours, as well as target peacock bass, tarpon and snook.Capt. Ted Lund
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

Apparently, the Panama Canal can be a dangerous place...Capt. Ted Lund
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

And this is the reason. Ships like this move through the canal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.Capt. Ted Lund
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

We were here to see the monkeys of famous monkey island.Capt. Ted Lund
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

These white face capucine monkeys were isolated to this island when the Panama Canal was flooded.Capt. Ted Lund
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

And they aren't shy.
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

The monkeys love to eat this fruit, which is not found on the island they live on...
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

The Chestnut Mandible Toucan.
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

This is one of the world's largest cranes, and it is used to maintain the locks on the Panama Canal.
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

¿Tis the season.
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

After a long day of ecotouring, we were up early to catch a flight to the lodge with all of our equipment.
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

I wasn't really sure what this meant...
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

Until I read the visor on the other side.
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

Panamanian children waiting for a plane to the incountry.
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

During the flight from Panama City to Tropic Star, we flew over the Pearl Islands.
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

And made our final approach.
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

We unloaded our gear...
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

While children from the local village of Pinas Bay watched.
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

Then we loaded up to head to the lodge.
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

Which required a short boat ride.
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

Approaching the lodge.
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

Tropic Star Lodge
A Trip to Panama

A Trip to Panama

Each year, the Andrews family throws a Christmas party for children in the village. This year, they hired clowns... Go to Part II of the Gallery