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{ Monthly Archives } August 2011

a list

Today: A day of sunshine surrounded by storm clouds A three wattled bellbird by the road A gift of freshly caught tuna A friend for the afternoon A loan of an intriguing book A wasp sting

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the tide

I have spent the last three or four weeks watching the sea. The rise and fall of the tides; an endless ebb and flow. A constantly shifting surface comprised of liquid light and the sky, stirred by random eddies and hidden currents. It has put me in a reflective state of mind. I wonder why […]

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floating doctors

While in Bocas del Toro I discover, in amongst the seedy tourist dross, a few more inspiring people and projects. Foating Doctors work bringing mobile clinics in remote coastal communities that are only accessible by water. Their base is a sailing boat moored at one of Bocas three marinas and the majority of their staff […]

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bocas del toro

Bocas del Toros can only be described with a slew of tourist brochure cliches. A scattering of islands, each one bordered by pristine beaches, fringed by swaying coconut palms, monkeys, sloths and birds above in the forest canopy. The echoing throbbing roar of a distant troupe of howler monkeys. Fingers of light and shadow shoot […]

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