So, I turned back and headed up over the mountain to Carti where I would meet up with Fritz, the captain of the boat I would be sailing on. There was quite an interesting mix of folks from all over: 2 Americans, a Canadian, an Irish couple, a Norwegian, an Aussie, a Spaniard, a German, 2 swiss gals, a Slov woman, and a Columbian girl. And, the captain and his girlfriend were Austrian. We spent several days lounging about the beautiful San Blas Islands swimming and snorkeling before moving on. And although I was unable to get a tattoo from the Kuna tribe in the Darien, I did get to meet a few on board the sailboat. And one took a bunch of us snorkeling for lobsters. We ended up getting 3 lobsters and 5 crabs which we had for dinner that night. We stayed around the islands for a couple days before heading for the open sea . Most of us had never been on a sailboat and we had a blast for the first hour or so with ship bobbing up and down over the waves occasionally spraying us with water. But after a while people started getting sea sick due to the ship bobbing up and down over the waves. Kinda like being on a roller coaster for 2 days. In the end, we all survived and ended our sailing adventure in Cartagena Columbia where I am now staying in a hostel.
Here are some pics: