Jason and I spotted these tiny jellyfish on the dock at Linton Bay Marina. They were very pale pink, ringed with blue tentacles in a fringe, smaller than a quarter. The high tides and winds from a squall washed them up onto the dock and into the corners of the slips.
Red bamboo growing, a striking plant.
The remains of an old fort on the shores of the bay of Portobelo.
The old Customs House in Portobelo, being restored. This was once the most important building in the region, as every gold bar and treasure came through these doors to be evaluated and taxed and tallied before being put onto a ship bound for Spain, filled with the treasures from Peru, Ecuador, Chile, etc.
People come from far away to make pilgrimages to the Black Christ. Some believe miracles have been attributed to this carving. I heard it was on a ship that tried to sail out of the harbor several times and was turned back by bad weather each time. The crew attributed the bad luck to the Black Christ statue and threw it overboard. They then were able to leave the port. The statue washed ashore and has been here ever since. Souvenir stands outside the church sell lots of trinkets representing the statue and associated religious wares.
A gate into the fort. Jewelry maker uses its shade to sell his wares.
Jason and I walked to the top of the hill of this overgrown fort strutcure.
This is where the prisoners were kept.