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BOAT LIFE DREAM Come True - San Blas Islands Panama | Harbors Unknown Ep.76


Location: San Blas Islands Panamá
Latitude: 9.57000000
Longitude: -78.79000000
Published: 27 Sep 2022

BOAT LIFE DREAM Come True - San Blas Islands Panama | Harbors Unknown Ep.76

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This week we are truly settling into boat life in the Central Holandes Cays of the San Blas Islands/Guna Yala. Upon first glance mere spits of land dot the water’s face but in reality there is an entire world waiting to be explored just below the surface. And so we spend our days exploring the protected lagoon and its reefs searching for conch, lobster, octopus, and fish and admiring its beauty. I can’t help but laugh at the irony of how we’ve reverted to hunter gatherers. But after so much time spent disconnected from nature it’s a joy to live in this simple way.

Since we haven’t had much practice we don’t find much outside of the inedible starfish and occasional conchs. Though, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to swim amongst the stars. In our quest to get to this point, many times it felt as if we were reaching for the stars, for something that we may not actually be able to achieve. But here in the Central Holandes we are finally laying amongst the stars, and living the life we have dreamt of for so long.

Finding our own conch feels like victory at this point and after a lesson in opening them from our new friend Tobias who lives on the nearby island, we were able to successfully open them without too much struggle. We added them to a conch chowder we made yesterday with a couple conchs we had traded onions for. It turned out delicious!

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Filmed 08.30.22-09.02.22

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00:00-03:27 Are there crocodiles here?
03:28-08:23 Exploring below the surface + searching for conch
08:24-13:23 Preparing our bounty
13:24-15:53 Enjoying a well deserved meal