We visited one of the San Blas Islands today to enjoy a morning on the beach, a chance to meet the Guna (or Kuna) indigenous people who live there, and a “coconut walk” around the island.
We saw some of the residents – they had a small market set up and Diane bought a small mola purse (with a shark in blue). They were happy to pose for photos for $1, too.
The buildings they used were mostly made out of thatch, but they did also use some modern plastic when appropriate.
We didn’t snorkel – again – and returned our gear, unused, when we got back to the ship.
In the afternoon, we got a preview of what to expect on the post-tour (starting tomorrow) and attended John Meffert’s lecture on Teddy Roosevelt and the Gateway to Empire.
The day ended with the Gala Dinner…and packing.