This morning we went downtown to do some more exploring. As we were walking down the road, a car stopped to talk. It was a Canadian woman from Calgary, who was looking for some water, as their accommodation had run out. So while showing her the map and discussing options, Don asked for a ride into town. She took a road that we thought would take her to a hotel that might have water. But we didn't find the hotel and ended up following a loop road around and back down to the main road. Then she drove us into the centre of town and we exchanged cards, after she told me she was an artist.
Following Marie's advice, we went to the Movil store and got a prepaid cell phone. So we now have a phone to call cabs or in case of emergency. It was pretty cheap, $40 in total for the phone and $20 of airtime.
We had lunch at Sugar N Spice, a lovely bakery that does lunches as well. Very good food and we bought bread there to take home with us. We proceeded to cross the river and walked a little way along the riverside road until the hill got so steep I called a halt. Of course, just after I said I don't want to climb it cuz it's so steep, a little old man (probably 20 years older than me), passes us and continues uphill!! Yikes, do I feel out of shape!
We went and sat by the river and saw a few birds, but nothing very spectacular. Then we found the Italian Gelato store and had some yummy ice cream.
We visited the supermarket for a few groceries and bought fish from the back of the fish man's truck - mahi mahi or dorado. We got a cab home that wasn't crowded and with a nice young male passenger who spoke English and was quite informative about Boquete.
Just after we arrived home the afternoon rain arrived. It often rains a fine misty drizzle that hardly get anything wet. From our place you can see rainbows over the valley that Boquete is in. This drizzle and rainbow effect is called the bajareque. Beautiful!