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Old 04-09-2013, 12:52 PM   #91
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The smallest sailboat only pay a few hundred dollars to cross.



BTW, there was a four foot alligator or crocodile in the lock above.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:53 PM   #92
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Headed to the Darrien Straight.

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In case some of y'all don't know what the Darrien straight is, it is the strip of land about 90 miles wide between panama and Columbia. It is extremely difficult terrain that has been dominated first by Columbian Drug Lords and later and to this day by anti-government groups. The anti government groups and the Columbian government have been in Peace talks recently, but I have no idea about the out come.

I saw a documentary a couple years ago where a group of five to seven people crossed the Darrien Straight with a Jeep of some sort. It took 365 days! The jeep had to be literally winched up and down the mountains. Of course there is the danger factor. The anti government groups like to kidnap people and hold them for ransom.



This is the end of the road! Well actually I have read there are a few dirt roads on the other side, but they don't want you there!

Because of the Darrien Straight, it is necessary to either fly your moto from Panama City to Columbia or use a sailboat, either way cost about $1,200 and that is one way!
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Heading north!

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How do you like these houses?



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Old 04-09-2013, 02:48 PM   #99
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I had to replace some rivets in my muffler.



I had some rivets with me, but a local mechanic let me use his rivet tool.

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Old 04-13-2013, 04:24 AM   #100
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Sorry for the delay in posting, I have been very busy and forgot about posting pictures!

Very nice!



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The east side of Panama is very nice!



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