It was time for our son, Devan, to leave and for us to head to San Andres, so we sailed back to Linton Bay Marina. While there, we took the dinghy across to monkey island. That’s not its real name, but that was all we were interested in. Howler monkeys filled the air with their unique voices on mainland Panama, but monkey island was populated with spider monkeys.
We saw them right away up in the trees and we were fascinated by the way they moved with their extremely long limbs and prehensile tails.
Interesting to watch, but not interesting in the photos. So we waited.
Soon enough, one came down from the trees and stood very human-like on the ground. Better!
Then some picnickers showed up with a dog. That got the monkey’s attention. He kept a close eye on that dog.
He sat on a rock right by the picnickers, but paid no never mind to the people. I think he was waiting for an opportunity to steal some food, though.
Then he just started monkeying around and looking awfully cute doing it. Here are some more pictures:
When the spider monkey noticed me watching him closely, it was time for me to go. I had a monkey come at me in Thailand before because I was watching too long. Any animal will take your stare as a challenge and could become aggressive. So be careful when you are around wild animals.
Sadly, Devan put on his jeans patched with a Guna mola and we dropped him off at the airport in Panama City to return to Alaska. It was the first time he’d ever been on our boat and we are so glad he was able to take the time to come!
The three kiteboarding amigos (Dave, Steve from Slow Flight and Bruce from Vidorra) couldn’t wait to get to San Andres where there was supposed to be superb kiteboarding. So we all agreed to meet up there and Delphinus followed shortly thereafter. I love bringing the party with us wherever we go. San Andres is a Colombian island, even though it is off the coast of Nicaragua. Because it is Colombian, we enjoyed Colombian prices (cheap, cheap, cheap). So we ate and drank our way through our stay, except when the guys were kiteboarding. In an effort to catch up, I am going to skip over San Andres. It was not a pretty island nor a nice anchorage, so I did not take many photos there. It was all about the kiteboarding. Providencia, however, was beautiful and I can’t wait to share it with you. Coming next.