DUSK FALLS ON BOCAS TOWN AND THE MERRIMENT REACHES IT’S ULTIMATE CONCLUSION
Music, rum, cervesa and dancing are in the air and everywhere.
The locals are definitely having a great time and are quite out of control. The gringos are running a close second.
I am feeling a little hungry so I pause to check out the infamous “meat on a stick” guy.
Reinvigorated and rehydrated, I meander down the street a ways and find a group of musicians and dancers forming up for an impromptu parade down the main drag and through the town which will wind up at the main stage. I manage to get some stills and then follow the parade shooting like crazy. The conditions are poor, but a get a few keepers out of about 65 shots.
As the parade continues through town, the crowd grows and really encourages the dancers and musicians.
After the parade a band cranked up on stage with some decent reggae and Latin rhythms. They ended just after midnight and I returned to my room.
But it wasn’t over!
They cranked up the really bad reeggaeton and kept it going until 4:00 a.m. So much for Ash Wednesday. Thursday it was off to find another killer beach on the north side of the island called Bocos del Drago. Another world far removed from the hubbub of Bocas Town.
Life is good, all is well and I am off mañana for Panama City.Tweet